Another post will expose the character Okan Khamen, and last but not least, the third one will be a review of the Okan-Khamen nose flutes...
So, as you remember, we made an exchange of nose flutes with Kanae Miyazaki - aka Komatsuka Nae - a talented designer and clay potter. I received nose flutes made by her, but not only...
In the package, there were many beautifully wrapped little packages, including Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) roasted tea, gorgeous little flower candies, and a pack of the very funny Coris Whistle Ramune, which are whistling candies (just blow through their hole. Too big to be put in the nostrils, however :)
Kanae Miyazaki sent me also a limited and numbered edition book she wrote and designed. As you know, Kanae is a birds lover and hosts Pon and ChaCha at her home. These little birdies are the heroes of Komatsuka Nae's stories (for more details about this book, see next post : Okan-Khamen - Part II: - The Parrot-Pharaoh).
I also received an amusing and clever nose flute made with a playing card and a straw. It has been made by Mister Susumu Noda (Emi-yu).
Yes, I feel like pharaoh myself...
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