Five years ago, on August the 9th, 2011, I launched this blog with an inaugural post, including a first nose flute video made in Athens, Greece. Since then, NoseFlute.Org had ups and downs (long mute periods), but but got richer of no less than 755 posts, and more than 245,000 page views!
I want to thank all of you who come to visit the blog from time to time, or more often, from any part of the big big world! Some of you are particularly active, posting comments or sending pictures or videos, making this blog a vivid place of discussion. Other are more reserved, but loyal and faithful.
I also want to thank all the nose flute builders, makers, inventors, craftsmen... amateurs or professional, for the joy and innovation they provide with their creations: they provide delicious food for the blog.
No more blah blah, Happy Birthday NFOrg!
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
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!