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The hun is a Korean ocarina made of baked clay or ceramic. It is globular shape, with a blowing hole on top and several finger holes. It is used primarily in court music ensembles, although in the late 20th century some contemporary Korean composers began to use it in their compositions and film scores.
The hun is derived from the Chinese xun, one of the oldest Chinese instruments. In Japan, the equivalent instrument is called tsuchibue (lit. "Japanese clay flute").This globular flute made of baked clay was introduced to the Goryeo Dynasty from China.
Today hun is played in Confucian ritual music, together with the ji, a small transverse flute also borrowed from China.
The harmony of hun and ji has led to the creation of a saying, "hunjisanghwa", which refers to warm affection between brothers.