Japanese Hand Craft
Wood Ocarina, “Ju-ne” is originally designed by Ocarina Player, Makoto Yasukawa.
Nowadays, premium model is made from walnut tree, cherry tree, ash tree, cypress, even Yakushima cedar tree. Yakushima is famous for world heritage.
If the material is different, of course ocarina makes different sound.
Craftsmen always remember a history and the background of a tree to complete the best ocarina. They often get together and have meetings to skill up. You can see the progress day by day.