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.

Aug 7, 2012

Japanese Nose Day ??

According to this article published on Wednesday 5th of August, 1964, in the Pacific Stars & Stripes, the Japanese Nose Day stood on the Friday 7th of the same month. Is the Nose Day still celebrated in Japan nowadays ? Jump on your nose flutes and blast your neighbors ears! Then, invite a nose to lunch!

[Edit : Mrs Emi Sato sent us the explanation :

Yes! 8/7.
8 sounds "hachi" and 7 sound "nana" in Japanese.
and the nose is "hana".
So, "ha"chi + "na"na gives "hana"!!

That is the reason we say that 8/7 = Japanese nose day."

Thank you Emi!]


  1. Hi. it's Wataru from Okinawa Japan.
    Today is nose day indeed.
    Today, August 7 is 8/7. And it is possibly pronounced HANA.
    Hana means nose, so my nose whistle club will gather tonight.

    Play on the sound of Japanese words like this is very common.
    For example, 3/4 is Sanshin, 7/8 is Naha (City of Okinawa),6/9 is Rock!.

  2. Thank you a lot Wataru! I love this kind of word-games!

    Have a nice night with your Hanabue Club!