Exclusive at Mejiro! His natural and smooth sound is popular among uta players.
Rattan binding by the hole is not a crack repair. It's for covering the natural bamboo bump.
You can also listen to the audio here.
Cotton Carrying Bag for Shinobue Flute, ¥1320
Padded Protective Shinobue Carrying Bag: Standard Size, ¥2420
Shinobue Cleaning Cloth, ¥880
Japanese Gold Brocade Carrying Bag for Shinobue, ¥1760