Newest Japanese iPhone apps: Geisha and bamboo flute simulators

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CGlue, a small software company based in Fukushima prefecture in Northern Japan, has released two rather unusual (and very Japanese) iPhone apps in the last few days: a Geisha simulator and a bamboo flute simulation.

The Geisha simulation (tagline: “Keep Geisha in your pocket!”) looks, I have to say, rather silly (price: $0.99).

But look for yourself.

Shakuhachi is a traditional music instrument that used to be popular among monks and even unknown to many Japanese people. GClue’s iShakuhachi app shows a part of the instrument and users can play it by blowing into the iPhone mic, tilting it and covering the five holes with their fingers.

The software costs $0.99. Watch the video below for a demo.

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