Hiromasa’s Flute

Devil Flute - ebayPrince Hiromasa and the Devil’s flute
By Doc, 2013

FlutesThere’s an old legend from Japan concerning Prince Hiromasa (918-980), which is reminiscent of the European and American South stories about meeting Satan at a lonely crossroads.

Prince Hiromasa was walking one moonlit night at Suzaku Gate in Kyoto. He was playing the flute while he walked. Then he heard another flute harmonizing with his. The Prince searched out the player and found him in the upper story of the gate. Having exchanged flutes, the two played music together right through the night.

Later the prince discovered that his companion had been the devil in human form…

This story echoes the old hoodoo legends from the American South about selling your soul to the devil for fame and guitar expertise. You go to a deserted crossroads and play your guitar, waiting for the devil to come. Eventually you will hear a guitar harmonizing with yours in the distance. You exchange guitars with the devil…and play through the night…

Source: http://www.doktorsnake.com/2013/10/07/prince-hiromasa-devils-flute/

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3 thoughts on “Hiromasa’s Flute

  1. atdreamstate September 3, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

    Sigh. 😀 😀

  2. thesevenminds September 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm Reply

    The flute is fascinating! 😀 😀 It is out of my system now. I will only post when I come across something really interesting.

  3. atdreamstate September 16, 2014 at 10:10 am Reply

    Interesting link: http://www.stockkanji.com. I came across it looking for the meanings of names, but it shows much more than that. 🙂

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