The Kindred Sound Of The Koto

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
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The Japanese Koto is a lengthy traditional stringed-instrument in the family of zithers – a category of instruments whose strings are the same length as its soundboard. The Koto invested with 13 strings and movable bridges, appeared in the Japanese court during the 8th century and remains quite popular today.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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