Here is the Blowing edge of a new 2.8 Hocchiku bass shakuhachi pitched in F#. Hocchiku translates as Darma Bamboo and was coined by Watazumi, the Zen legendary Komuso Monk. I recently finished it and have been enjoying the warm, mellow and expansive vibes. I do not put anything on Hocchiku. they are completely natural. The utagcuhi edge is not sealed by any lacquer or glossy finish. It is polished with fine mill files and #0000 steel wool. This Hocchiku reacts with an "electric" buzz when I bear down on the blowing edge. I can't think of a better way to chill.:)
Hear the tuning and response of this Hocchiku. I am just noodling around with the scale and Zen Honkyoku riffs.