The demonstration of SHAKUHACHI (Japanese bamboo flute)

    


 

On 11 September, the Embassy of Japan in BiH organized a demonstration of SHAKUHACHI (Japanese bamboo flute) by SHAKUHACHI master Mr. YOSUKE IRIE at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. Mr. Irie explained about this traditional Japanese instrument, and performed a few of his own pieces. After the demonstration, the audiences had an opportunity to try playing SHAKUHACHI; however, as it is very hard to play, many of them were struggling, having only the sound of air coming out of the instrument, but with plenty of laughter in the meantime.