This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Feb 12, 2012

The incredible nose flutes by Hanako

I do not know anything about Lady Hanako. I just got aware of her existence and her production on the Dragonfly website. But what I discovered astounded me!

Mrs. Hanako crafts clay, glazes and paints and is amazingly innovative in the shapes she gives to her hanabue. Animals, characters, funny objects, and even "nose flute forgery" !

Real « nose » flutes! :

Forgery!! Here is a copy of Hiroaki Sasaki nose flute, and... a clay Humanatone! :

More and more funny, characters. Characters who play the nose flute themselves, in a focal reduplication. I had a picture in my stock for a long time of a man with a nose flute shaped to his own face. Now, I can make the link : it was a hanabue made by Mrs. Hanako. Stunning, no? Even the 3 cap badges are reproduced!


More pictures on Hanako's page.

If someone knows a way to reach Mrs. Hanako (an e-mail address for instance), we would be very glad to know it. We would love to ask her for an interview.


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