Yokobue

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Various kinds of Yokobue

A yokobue (横笛?) is a generic term for Japanese transverse flute or fue includes Komabue, Nōkan, Ryūteki, Shinobue.

These flutes have an extra closed chamber (for improved timbre and tonal qualities) that extends past the chin to the left shoulder and can be used as a rest the way violins are rested on the left shoulder.

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Yokobue in media[edit]

  • David Carradine carried a yokobue in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies and Bruce Lee's The Silent Flute.