A hichikiri is a traditional Japanese flute, a double reed, melodic instrument, usually made of bamboo and mainly used during Shinto ceremonies and folk music.
This particular flute dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is skillfully crafted; carved in minute details and decorated with bending black lacquered threads. Some of the threads are a little loose and present some innocent chips, signs of their age. The flute is otherwise in very good condition and comes with its original silk pouch.
A new reed (rozetsu) may be ordered for an additional fee.
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Length 18.4 cm (7.4 in), inside diameter foot end 0.9 cm (0.36 in), inside diameter head end 1.4 cm (0.56 in)
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