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 23, 2011

Bamboo nose flute : a great japanese blog

If you are interested in making nose flutes, this blog is for you (babelish Google translation here). Mr Katada Kunio, a.k.a. Ki Kanban san is a nose flute maker who publish all his secrets!

Full of experiments, making tips and fabrication steps, perfect dimensions, work with different materials, inventions..., all is clearly illustrated by numerous pictures.

Maybe you do not read Japanese (So do I...) : not a big problem, use Google Translate service. It's surely not perfect, but helps giving an idea of what is talked about.

So, browsing the pages, you will learn the wooden nose flutes fabrication (in babelish here)
as well as how to build nose flutes from tin cans (in babelish here) or from bamboo (in babelish here).

You'll discover the numerous different designs Mr. Katada invented.

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