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Now Out: Essay 1624 on 笛 (Woodwind Instrument)

The 215th essay has posted! Essay 1624 on 笛 (woodwind instrument; whistle; horn) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

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.

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