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  • Henry Johnson


Transverse flute of Japan. The name refers to its performance context: kagura (Shintō entertainment); bue/fue (flute). It is also known as chōteki (long flute), futobue (large flute), kamibue (god flute), shinteki (god flute), wabue (Japanese flute), and yamatobue (Japanese flute). The kagurabue is the longest of several similar flutes (e.g. ...

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