Sakurai concept

We would like to contemplate the flute. Where is the position of the flute in the orchestra? We pursue primarily its shape and sound. If we use an example such as an orchestra, the stringed instrument is a swell and the flute is similar to a little boat which is seen off and on. If the stringed instrument is a huge forest, the flute is a song of a bird we can hear from the trees.


We think all flutes must be beautiful. So we learn how to make a beautiful flute along with its function. All past successful flutes have pursued beauty, its maker’s feeling and soul. We also put these feelings and soul into our work.


A good flute is important for a beginner, indeed. A good flute is important for a busy person who can play the flute for a few fleeting minutes in a day. We want to make a flute that you play at the end of days and refresh you for the next day. We want to make a flute that is your best friend.


If the player forgets the existence of the flute and concentrates on their performance, this is our ultimate goal. For this goal, “Sakurai” has to respond to a player’s trust in all factors.


We think it is important to pass on former handmade skills to the next generation. The handmade instrument made without machinery is a work of art, not a product. We respect former skills and feel their soul.


We are in a tight corner to get good lumber for the wooden flute. It is difficult to accumulate good lumber and this situation will continue over the next ten years. This leads to the researching of alternative material for a flute. We have already made flutes by ceramic, by artificial marble and complite. Although the makers of these materials are not instrument companies, we are able to collaborate. We will continue to explore new material to push the making of flutes forward.