A young Japanese woman has astounded many people online by playing two recorders at the same time – through her nostrils.
22-year-old Haruka Nigo has been sharing her performances on her social media accounts @haruka_2go_, where she plays duets using a soprano recorder in one nostril and an alto recorder in the other nostril.
Nigo, who lives in Shima city in Japan’s Mie Prefecture, told Almost that she came up with the idea when she noticed in high school that “there are two holes above my mouth and thought my nostrils might exist for the purpose of playing duets.”
Nigo said she then decided to give it a try and discovered that it was entirely possible.
She has been playing this way for four years since, she said.
In one video, she even plays two recorders through her nostrils while also accompanying herself on the keyboard using her feet.
When asked what the hardest part for her was, Nigo said “hay fever and pollen allergy are my number one enemies.”
She said for those who were hoping to learn how to play like she does, the most important thing is to “throw away your shame.”
Nigo said she was surprised that her posts have gone viral but added that she was happy to receive such a big response from not just Japan, but overseas.