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shakuhachi (flute)
  • Japan
  • shakuhachi (flute), late 1800s–1977
  • Where object was made: Kyoto, Japan
  • bamboo, paint
  • Object Length/Diameter: 51.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 20 1/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0721

The bamboo flute has a notched mouthpiece end, five fingerholes, and the interior is painted red. There are two holes at the end.