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" !
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.