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.

Jun 30, 2016

Paper nose flute by Susumu Yasuda: v.2 !

Less than one month ago, we published the template and some pictures of the 'Kamihanabue' ('paper nose flute') designed by Mr. Susumu Yasuda (check this post). Susumu-san just sent us an update! The new version, downloadable here, is very similar with the previous one, but even more elegant and easier to build: some angles have been replaced by curves. The airway and the nose rest are now finely designed. Actually, the new template offers you to build both versions, according to the color you choose for the lines to be folded or cut. For the new version, don't forget to pre-mark the half circle of the nose rest: it will form nicely and very easily.

Here is the one I made in 2 minutes (much more for the paint spray :):