Yokobue

Name: Yokobue.
Type: Transverse Flute > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 421.121.12
Country: Japan.
Region: Far East Asia.

Description: A yokobue [in Japanese Kanji: 横笛 yokobue] is a Japanese transverse flute or fue. The various types include the Komabue, Nōkkan, Ryūteki and Shinobue. These flutes have an extra closed chamber for improved timbre and tonal qualities; that extends past the chin to the left shoulder.

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