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woodwind instrument; whistle; horn
Kanji 1624

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Synopsis

Woodwind instruments have played a prominent role in Europe (e.g., the Pied Piper), but what about Asia? Find out about bamboo flutes in Shinto music, Noh theater, gagaku (old court music), hunting, and old-time candy peddling. Read about a bamboo instrument that resembles a phoenix and may express a ray of heavenly light! Also learn about a whistle that you’ll hear only in Japan. 

Revision History:

Dec. 16, 2017: p. 13: Changed the translation of「霧笛荘夜話」to Evening Tales of Foghorn Manor, also noting that the cover shown is for an audiobook.

June 17, 2016: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 1624 on 笛, titled "Breath into Sound"
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