Born and raised in Japan, Kanichi Nagahara began his flute making career as an apprentice
with a major Japanese flute manufacturer primarily concentrating on headjoints and
research & development. He also studied traditional Japanese metalworking (including
engraving, chasing, and inlay), with Mr. Asai, a master silver smith, and spent 6
months at a technical school in Tokyo studying machinery. In 1987, he left for the
US and began working in two well-
Nagahara is truly a one-
Today, Nagahara Flutes is viewed as a top flute maker among the flute community and
a worthy pioneer in the development of the modern flute holding several patents
improving the flute's design. Hand-
Over the past century the Boehm-
We are committed to producing flutes that will assure the player an enjoyable and secure performance experience, knowing that their instrument will assist as an ally to their art, not an obstacle to overcome.
Precision, artistic expression, and comfort is what Nagahara strives to achieve with each flute, continuing our mission to always deliver the best flute made anywhere, enabling freedom of expression to each flutist’s voice.
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