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Today is the first international shakuhachi day! Hooray!

Shakuhachi players around the world are "blowing Ro" 108 times for the victims of covid-19. Ro is the lowest note played on the instrument and traditionally has the most care and subtle variety. It is also played and practiced as a mantra. Here's a little sample of my 108:

soundcloud.com/jamestomasino/b

Read more about the day and the struggle to keep a count to 108 here:

hijirishakuhachi.com/2020/10/0

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