A very sad event occured before I published the pictures of those great nose flutes, and I didn't want to cause more pain to the Diva, whose beloved Schubert had joined the angels paradise. Now, I feel that it's possible without causing too much more pain.
So, I received a beautiful parcel, containing three little treasures:
The Frog was already made, and I already posted a picture of it. I found it so lovely and beautiful, that I ordered it. It is a really stunning nose flute, because it is piece of art as much as a good instrument!
What looks very impressive to me, besides the resemblance – including the idea of a wet skin, the delicate toes or the sweet and peaceful eyes – is the way Chisato was able to keep a real frog's shape, whilst modifying it with the purpose to make a comfortable nose flute. Particularly the underside of the head, which became the nose saddle, should have been a real challenge... and the response to it is stunning.
The Chameleon is a special order. Here again, it was a challenge. How to turn a chameleon into a nose flute ? Where to put the intake ? Where to set the fipple ?...
Franz Schubert was the most sweet and gentle cat in the world. He also was a great singer. I sent some pictures of him to Chisato Nakamoto, who did a great job here too. The Nosy Diva and the old little 'Schubi' got thrilled by the nose flute. Look at that:
I suppose that the difficulty was notably coming from the prominence of a cat face compared to the relative flatness of a nose flute. Anyway, the Schubert nose flute is a success!
Mr. Schubert was very nosy with with the Schubert nose flute!
To show you how great — besides being beautiful – nose flute Miss Chisato Nakatomo made, here are some videos we made. Both are kind of archives, dating of more than a year. And we miss Mr. Schubert very much.