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 22, 2012

New designs by Kunio Katada

Master Kunio Katada, aka Ki_Kanban, continues to innovate. This craftsman is probably the most creative in the nose flute world, as we stated in this post. Now, it seems that Mr. Katada has settle to one compact simple shape and to wood as prima materia. But Ki_Kanban has tried (and mastered) new types of pattern in the wood assemblings. now, he classifies his hanabue into 5 classes, from A to E, according to the complexity. Check the whole page here, but don't miss also the pages here, here and here.

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  1. Absolute world class. I have always loved those who set new benchmarks: this is surely one.

  2. Yes, you are right. Mr. Kunio Katada is constantly searching new forms, shapes and materials ...