There was a tractor parked by the roadside in Jakarta. A man was sitting in the driver's seat, and it was about to start. Only a tractor can't start that fast. But for the safety of those around him, the man behind the wheel in the driver's seat was whistling his fingers. There were children playing at the end of the road.
Not many people in Japan play the finger whistle. I have a feeling that it is somehow considered impolite to blow a finger whistle to stop someone, even more so. When Hans Ooft, a Dutchman, was appointed as Japan's national football coach, if he had blown the finger whistle during practice, the players would have been dissatisfied. The image of the finger flute is quite different between the Japanese and Westerners.
The fact that blowing on a young woman or couple as they pass by could mean that they have a lustful interest is one of the reasons why Japanese people don't have a good image of finger flute. On the other hand, it is also true that it would be cool if I could blow quickly to express my dissatisfaction with the opposing team or the referees while watching a football match, for example. Well, no matter how much I put my finger in my mouth and let out a breath, I can't make a cooing sound.
September 18, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF