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.

Mar 26, 2012

Beauties by Morinotami & Akio Takamura

I must admit I didn't understand much, or let's better say that I'm not sure of the accuracy of the info that are following. My concern is that I tried to reach Mr. Akio Takamura and failed. So, here is what I assume, but cannot confirm (and if a reader can bring more precisions, he'll be welcome!):

Akio Takamura is a Japanese artist from the Saitama province, who makes/made beautiful nose flutes colorings on clay nose flutes made and provided by Morinotami (Nature Factory - Forest Tribe).

Morinotami produces those great flutes :

And Akio Takamura painted his own ones, with more stylized and modern patterns :


  1. Would love to purchase one of more of these from him. If anyone knows how, please post or forward the info. Joe Pasko Albany, NY USA -

    1. Hello Joe,

      You can contact Akio Takamura on Facebook. Just look for "Akio Takamura". One detail: he speaks only Japanese.