I have two flutes with this hanko. I was told that the maker was 'Shoho'. The bottom kanji is the same as the lower character in Masuda Shuho's hanko (see green insert on picture. Taken from a picture on Monty Levenson's web site)
Does anyone have any idea about this hanko please?
Posted: 2013-04-14, 21:44 Post subject: Hanko identification?
Masuda-san was a very popular shakuhachi maker in the Kanto area, he was a friend and co-pardner of John Neptune. He was renown for his repair work on broken shakuhachi. Monty Levenson offers a yearly shakuhachi scholarship to upcoming students, players or makers, he named the foundation in honor of Masuda.