“Koto”, the traditional Japanese harp2013.03.12

“Koto” is Japanese harp.

“Koto”  had been played since ancient times. This instrument itself ?is made of wood, and ?Strings are made of silk. The player of “koto” uses fingerpicks in order to create sound by plucking strings. There are two rendition schools of the koto, such as “Ikuta style” and “Yamada style”. These schools are different from fingerpicks, shape of  instrument, and the style of performing. Ikuta style is mixture style of performing Koto and singing. Yamada style is good at solo performance.

"Koto", the traditional Japanese harp

Koto’s sound is so beautiful that please come to Japan and listen to the melody of Koto!


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