Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Musical Instruments : Pre 1970 item #1404441 (stock #4550)
Hawkes, Asian Art
A Japanese Transverse Flute, Nohkan, and associated Fan. The nohkan is used in the performance of Noh and Kabuki theatre. During a performance the flautist is always dressed formally, the attire based on Court dress which includes a fan.

The flute is made from bound and lacquered bamboo and has a little decoration of a ginko leaf at the closed end. The construction of these flutes is complex and is well-reported on the internet...