SHAKUHACHI YUU (Size 1.8 - Key of D) The Shakuhachi is an ancient Japanese flute, utilised by Zen monks as a tool for meditation. This tradition continues today, but the shakuhachi is now used for playing a wide range of modern music also across the world. The Shakuhachi Yuu is a high quality instrument at an affordable price. Made of durable ABS Resin plastic, there is no threat of the Yuu cracking in dry climates. The Yuu has a clear, confident tone that plays with ease and is well tuned, making it a perfect choice for anyone interested in playing shakuhachi.