Bamboo whistles from the Toji Market

I bought a bunch of bamboo whistles and flutes from this vendor and had him demonstrate each one. It will take some practice, and more before I can coax any of them to warble or chirp. Maybe I should have gotten just the dog whistle to see if the dogs back home are on the same frequency.


bird whistle
閉管鳥笛 – An original that will take some time to learn. Looks like he got the attention of a passerby.



a bamboo kazoo
This is either the kazoo or one of the others…


the uguisu flute
The easiest of them all, the Uguisu flute. But you have to know how the Japanese bush warbler sings to get it right.


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