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.

Sep 7, 2012

A video by Shoko Mihira

A new joyful video by Mrs Shoko Mihira, president of the NHK (Hanshin Hanabue Friends Association) on the Youtube channel hanabuehanshin.


  1. I like this reedy sound of the Bocarina. I wish Mr Schuermans would consider a new design that resembles the old Swan and the Froby, as this is the type of nose flute that suits me and my face configuration best. The larger shape of the air duct in a thick ABS body, and possibly a larger instrument as a whole, would mean a proper improvement of the instrument to me!

    1. I would love to oblige but the cost of the mould is prohibitively expensive. I could create a simmilar fit but I wouldn't make it look like something that fell of a steam locomotive :)
      I plan to do another design in the future with improved playability and that will accommodate a wider range of facial features. This however will need some craniometric studies and analysis of statistical data regarding race specific avarage measurements. It is hard to please everyone.....

      Chris Schuermans

  2. Personally, I love as the shape as the ergonomy of the Bocarina... And I cannot imagine Chris Schuermans copying an old nose flute, as he works with high engineering software to get the best... (he's currently on holidays, as far as I know, so he won't be able to answer to you, I guess...)