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, 2016

Happy Nose Day!

Today is the Nose Day in Japan! As explained earlier, August the 7th, alias 8/7 is pronounced 'hachi/nana'. And as a Japanese kinda rebus, keeping the first syllabs only brings 'ha-na', which is pronounced exactly as 'the nose' (鼻, 'Hana'). Happy Nose Day!


  1. Happy ha-na-day!
    May your nose always be healthy and wealthy }{

  2. Where can I buy one of those?

    1. Hello Greg! Well, it's quite impossible (sorry to say) : Mr. Katada makes very few and sells them on open air markets or fairs in Japan. Please see here for more info about this nose flute : All the best to you