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.

May 10, 2012

Komatsuka Nae, a talented Japanese artist

Kanae Miyazaki, aka Komatsuka Nae, is a Japanese ceramics maker, but also a multitalented artist, gifted in drawings and painting too. She has specialized in representing birds, and that it not surprising her workshop is called Penguin Porcelain, and her office Parakeet Communication.
Komatsuka Nae produces many different things, including table ware decorated with funny penguins, but also... nose flutes! She is notably the creator of a funny and beautiful "japanese penguin" character, and made nose flutes representing it.

Here is an auto-portrait she made, showing her making a nose flute :

She could stop here, but she also created little nests or boxes for her hanabue, and draw mangas featuring the "Okan-khamen" character — a parrot wearing a pharaoh's suit – nose flute.

I cannot publish here all the Komatsuka Nae's production, so, I invite you to visit her blog, and notably those pages, which chronologically show the Okan-khamen nose flute adventures! :

You also can visit this page in English, dedicated to Komatsuka Nae's work.


On the same topic, please visit (chronologically) :

- Komatsuka Nae, a talented Japanese artist
- Covered with gifts
- Okan-Khamen - Part I: Covered with gifts!
- Okan-Khamen - Part II: The Parrot-Pharaoh
- Okan-Khamen - Part III: The Nose Flutes
- Okan-Khamen - Part IV: Komatsuka nae's answer

Related links :

- Komatsuka Nae's (Kozakurapon) blog
- Kanae Miyazaki's Facebook page
- A page in English about Kanae's work
- Kanae Miyazaki's works on Toumoto photo website
- Opi Toutomo's Facebook page


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