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I attended another great Shakuhachi Society of BC annual hocchiku-making workshop. Hosted by shakuhachi master Alcvin Takegawa Ramos and his wife Sandra at Bamboo-In. Instruction by master craftsman Yamaguchi Shugetsu. Accomodations and meditation at Sunshine Zen Centre. 2008-09-05 to 2008-09-07 in Madiera Park on the Sunshine Coast of BC.

Shakuhachi making workshop set

Kozue Matsumoto, a koto player and our translator, also blogged about the weekend here.  She has some great photos here and here.