Lot 199: IVORY NETSUKE Depicting a shakuhachi flute player with a basketry mask. Signed. - Eldred's | Invaluable

IVORY NETSUKE Late Meiji Period <br /> Depicting a shakuhachi flute player with a basketry mask.

Shakuhachi master Watazumi Doso, with his special very large instrument

Shakuhachi master Watazumi Doso, with his special very large instrument

“A komusō (虚無僧) was a Japanese monk during the Edo period. Komusō were characterised by the straw basket (tengai) worn on the head, manifesting the absence of specific ego. They are also known for playing solo pieces on the shakuhachi flute. The Japanese government introduced reforms after the Edo period, abolishing the sect. Komusō means ”priest of nothingness” or “monk of emptiness”"    - Wikipedia

Komusō - 虚無僧 - was a Zen monk during the Edo period. Komusō were characterised by the straw basket (Tengai) worn on the head, manifesting the absence of a specific ego.

The shakuhachi is a Japanese end-blown flute. It was originally introduced from China into Japan in the 6th century and underwent a resurgence in the early Edo Period. The shakuhachi is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. It was used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (blowing meditation)

Shakuhachi flute, Japanese Flute, end-blown flutes, musical instruments by Monty Levenson

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A komuso Buddhist monk in Kamakura, Japan. Komuso monks travelled widely on pilgrimage, hiding their faces under straw hats to help them to achieve humility. They were adherents of Fuke Zen Buddhism, and they used to be a common sight in Japan. They played the shakuhachi flute both as a form of meditation, and to call for alms. Ninja may have disguised themselves as komuso monks so they could travel freely throughout the country without arising suspicion.

A komuso Buddhist monk in Kamakura, Japan. Komuso monks travelled widely on…

A Komuso (literally, nothingness monk) of the Fuke Zen sect, wearing a "tengai": a woven straw hat which covers the head completely. The tengai indicates the denial of self, taught by the practice. Komusa also carry and play the "shakuhachi", a bamboo flute.

A Komuso (literally, nothingness monk) of the Fuke Zen sect, wearing a "tengai": a woven straw hat which covers the head completely. The tengai indicates the denial of self, taught by the practice. Komusa also carry and play the "shakuhachi" bamboo flute.

End-blown SHAKUHACHI (flute) probably 1930s  Yamaguchi Shiro, Japanese, 1885–1963, Bamboo, Music: Asa Kaze ("Morning Breeze") by Nakao Tozan, 1938 (performed by Mary Ellen Miller). MFA

End-blown SHAKUHACHI (flute) probably Yamaguchi Shiro, Japanese, Bamboo, Music: Asa Kaze ("Morning Breeze") by Nakao Tozan, 1938 (performed by Mary Ellen Miller).

Wooden Triple Shakuhachi Flutes Stand/Holder from Japan

Wooden Triple Shakuhachi Flutes Stand/Holder from Japan

A unique whistle and great way to hone your shakuhachi flute playing skills! Good introduction to the shakuhachi flute for children.  Shaped just like a

A unique whistle and great way to hone your shakuhachi flute playing skills! Good introduction to the shakuhachi flute for children.

Bamboo Meditation Shakuhachi Flutes by Jem Klein.

Beautifully hand crafted bamboo shakuhachi flutes by Jem Klein in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina

Key of A, 2.4 size meditation model shakuhachi flute with a translucent green inlay and Brick-red Lacquer. Unique, metallic copper color nylon bindings $335.00

Shakuhachi Flute - key of A, Meditation model, Madake Bamboo with Translucent Green Tozan Inlay, Bindings

Shakuhachi Flute, 1.8 key of D ~ Advanced Root End ~ Goma Madake Bamboo ~ Jiari Cast Interior with Red Lacquer ~ Inlaid Golden Bindings This finely textured Goma (naturally occurring sesame seed texture) Madake bamboo was harvested and cured in the southeastern US. This shakuhachi has

Shakuhachi Flute, key of D ~ Advanced Root End ~ Goma Madake Bamboo ~ Jiari Cast Interior with Red Lacquer ~ Inlaid Golden Bindings

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