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.

Jun 11, 2012

Bocarinas at Temiruya !

We knew it was planned, and now it's done : Bocarinas are available at Temiruya unusual world instruments shop held by Mr. Tetsuyuki Sudare! The great South-African flutes by Chris Schuermans are available in black, blue, red and orange ABS plastic, but also in the clay version (currently the only place to get them, since they are out of stock elsewhere)

Mr. Sudare, who's a fine nose flute player (see this post), recorded a beautiful sound sample with the "Boc" :

We wish the Temiruya enterprise a great success with the Bocarinas!


- Temiruya online shop
- Temiruya nose flutes page

For non Japanese readers, no problem : Mr. Sudare uses an automatic translator to read english (really sufficient for an order), and orders can be sent by e-mail to him : pbc03434 [AT]



  1. I want to express my gratitude for your relentless quest for information about nose flutes. Without you dedicated hard work and persistence the Bocarina would still only be circulating in South Africa... Thank you UkeHeidi!

  2. No doubt Mr UkeHeidi is the best possible ambassador for the instrument. Having said that, Mr Chris Schuermans cannot be thanked enough for giving the incredible instrument that is the nose flute such a great new impulse!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on one and try it!

    Thanks to the internet for making this blog and all the information out there possible! Also, thanks to the whole community of nose flute heads: keep sharing and commenting!

  3. @Anonymous/Chris : It would have been a pity the Bocarina was kept in S.Africa only... People begin to rejoice with it all around the world! cool!

    @Maikel : Thank you Maikel! (<-- I like when everyboday thanks everybody :))