This is a recent repair of a 1.7 shakuhachi. There was no hanko or maker's stamp so it was impossible to accurately date the shakuhachi. It had a red lacquer finish. There was some ji paste placed in lumps in the bore which made an unstableRo. I sanded away the lumps and relacquered the bore.
There was dammage to the utaguchi which was replaced and a rattan binding put near the top to prevent future cracking.