Born in 1951 in Katsushika-Ku (Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo), Mosurin met Mr. Sasaki Hiroaki and his clay nose flutes in 2007. Since then, accompanied with his guitar, Mosurin performs in numerous concerts, and leads nose flute workshops during which he teaches the playing but also some elements of history of our beloved instrument.
Four CDs were released, called « Hanabue no Hibiki » (meaning « Sound Of The Nose Flute »), produced by Studio Ghibli Sakuhin-Shuu. The last one, number 4, dates from June 2011, and contains 12 songs chosen among Japanese culture (Princess Mononoke, Toki No Uta, My Neighbor Totoro, ...) but also from the international repertoire (Take Me Home Country Roads, Le Temps des Cerises, ...).
The arrangements are simple but neat (a guitar or a keyboard), and Mosurin's nose flute is very sweet and smooth, always harmonious and precise.
You can listen samples here.
To play with his guitar, Mosurin uses a wooden nose flute stand, which supports the "funny mask" clay instrument by Sasaki.
Notes taken by a participant to Mosurin's workshop (Nose flute functioning and history of the modern Humanatone):
Mosurin's original webpage (Japanese)
Mosurin's webpage translated by Google
Mosurin's YouTube channel
Mosurin's original MySpace page (Japanese)
Mosurin's MySpace page translated by Google