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 10, 2012

A new japanese plastic nose flute ???

The master craftsman Kunio Katada shows a new plastic nose flute on his blog, with the date 2011. I do not read Japanese - I use Google translation - and think I understood the flute is called "Hana Adachi" (who is a manga character from Flunk Punk Rumble), but I understood not much more.

The instrument looks very similar to the ones that are produced by Mr. Katada, so I suppose it is a prototype made by him. Is he going to mass-produce it ? I sent him a e-mail with some questions, and wait for the answers, but if a japanese reader can explain us what's happening, he would be welcome :)

The page on Ki_Kanban's blog (original)
The sequel on Ki_Kanban's blog (original)

The page on Ki_Kanban's blog (translated by Google)
The sequel on Ki_Kanban's blog (translated by Google)


  1. I haven't seen these, but what is your opinion of these other models?



  2. Hello,

    The first one is not so bad, but is not well finished...
    I made a review about it there :

    The second one, the Bocarina, is a great great nose flute!
    Very easy to play, notably to reach the bass...
    I also made a review for it, you can read it here :