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Traditionally, this end blown flute is made from carefully selected roots of bamboo and was used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (“blowing meditation”). It was introduced to Japan from China in the 8th century. Today, it is one of Japan’s most well-known and popular instruments, and as well as bamboo, they can be found in ABS and hardwood. It is usually tuned in a minor pentatonic scale.