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 1, 2012

Japan News !

I left for 2 weeks of holidays, but when I cam e back, I had to admit Japan had not been lazy at all! Just take a look at this gorgeous crop of videos... Friends or noseflutits we already know, but also newcomers on the nosey scene.

Master Mosurin, with several new videos with his famous Sasaki hanabue :

Mister Kunio Katada himself, the famous nose flute maker, playing his hanabue (video on the Askitdeki channel):

Hanabue 114, who continues to break the record of nose flute videos (160 since december!) and who traveled to Sounyan, but also accompanied a singer with a jazzy orchestra in a restaurant :

Mr. Hiroshi Tachibana, aka tcbnhrs, recorded a live and very interesting version of the Super Mario theme, with his shakuhachi and a Bocarina :

But Hiroshi also climbed the holy Mount Fuji with some Bocarinas and recorded the Great Gig in the Sky, by the Pink Floyd, and took some historic pictures!

Shownoseflute appears to have performed a concert-presentation of hanabue :

And one can see him also with his friends of the Hanabue Hansin organization, for a collective performance :

But other Japanese videos were published during this period of time, such this incredible Flamenco on the Venvenyoshing channel :

Or this funny duet on Mikiyasu888 Youtube page :

The creation(?) of The Humanatones, a punk-rock hanabue band which concept looks strangely similar to the Original Oberkreuzberger Nasenflötenorchester

But the biggest surprise came by the videos from an electro-hip-hop band, found on smgfnk and akihabaraBANKINYA channels (and performing as a demonstrators for some electronic devices) :

Nose flute at 7'06" :


  1. I love posts that are this comprehensive!

    Hail to the Japanese nose flute movement!

  2. Thank you!
    My Super Mario theme and "funny duet on Mikiyasu888" were played on the same day and the same place.

  3. Thank you for the info!

    All the best