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 14, 2012

Interaction, again! - II

Yesteday, we published a post called Nose Flute and Poetry, in which we mentioned this Haiku by Seitei (1680) :

Source : Robin D. Gill, Cherry Blossom Epiphany - The Poetry and Philosophy of a Flowering Tree.

After having read the post, Miss Kanae Miyazaki helped us to understand what exactly is involved in this nose/blossom flute poem. She wrote :

« I think that 花笛 means 桜笛 (Sakura-bue).
It's a children's theatrical play in Japan.

Sakura (cherry-tree flower) is a special flower for the Japanese.
It reminds us some passed Spring, especially when the flowers fall.
It is a very colorful scene, but provides a little lonely feeling.

太夫桜 (Tayuu-zakura) is a famous old cherry-tree in Iimoriyama (飯盛山) Fukushima (福島).


Indeed, Sakura Zensen 桜前線 (The Cherry Blossom Front) is a famous and well awaited event in Japan. People go out to watch the cherry blossoms (Hanami), including at night (yozakura). I remember beautiful lines written by Sei Shōnagon (清少納言) in her Pillow Book, and you may be interested of this chapter of Genji Monogatari, by Murasaki Shikibu.


Kanae Miyazaki concludes :

« This Haiku probably represents the transience of human life.

山嵐 (Yama-arashi)is "Kigo", indicating that early summer is coming soon.

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