koto koto  /ˈkoʊ toʊ/


  • (n) Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; has a rectangular wooden sounding board and usually 13 silk strings that are plucked with the fingers


  1. Nobuko Matsumiya, a koto player, says her performances in the Metro have helped her book dates above ground, at concert halls in France and across Europe.
  2. He will no doubt be thinking of the silken flutter of the 13-stringed koto or the modal mysteries of the pentatonic scale.
  3. Among those played are the mbira, timbila, kalimba, guitar-lute, Lozi drums, tampura drone, bamboo pipe, Japanese koto zither, and double respiratory linguaphone.


  1. Anderson Japanese Gardens Announces August Lecture

    Anderson Japanese Gardens has announced it will be hosting Sensei Takako Bassett of the Spring Valley Koto Ensemble on Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm for a lecture on the Koto and its music.
    on August 9, 2013     Source: WIFR Rockford

  2. Concert at University of La Verne mixes styles, instruments

    Internationally acclaimed koto artist Yukiko Matsuyama and a few special friends - legendary drummer James Gadson, sizzling saxophonist Greg Vail, Def Leppard's rocking guitarist Phil Collen and djembe drum master Steve Biondo - will present a "World Music, Rhythm-and-Blues and A Little Funk"
    on August 5, 2013     Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin


  1. "I love working with Koto," Venus told CNN in an interview for "Revealed."
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Venus Williams Source: CNN

  2. "Amar khub lojja lage. Koto bhul chokhe pore," Ghose says, adding, "but it's interesting to note how people across the globe react similarly to particular moments. Chaplin was a master of creating such universal contents."
    on Sep 3, 2009 By: Goutam Ghose Source: Times of India

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