Repair Services

Request a Free Evaluation. Most shakuhachi repairs are one-of-a-kind. Always make sure your shakuhachi is evaluated and priced before any work is undertaken.

Recondition Joint for TIghtness

Nakatsuki Joint work.
All modern two piece flutes may eventually need tightening at some point.The nakatsuki joint is the only moving part of a shakuhachi. In time, the lacquer may wear down or the the bamboo will change shape due to humidity change.

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Kinshu Shakuhachi

This was a unique repair for Joint tightening There were five sections! Each section had to have a coat of urushi. Some required several coats to slowly build up the walls. With curing time, it can take about 7-10 days to make a slightly loose joint snug. A very loose joint work can take up to 3-4 weeks due to the individual curing time of each coat of lacquer. Urushi lacquer is the best and only lacquer used by traditional shakuhachi makers.


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