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  • 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

  • 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.
  • In addition to studying the tea ceremony, her mother also took up the koto, and father Fazl learned the shakuhachi (bamboo flute).
  • He will no doubt be thinking of the silken flutter of the 13-stringed koto or the modal mysteries of the pentatonic scale.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    Aug. 9, 2013 - WIFR Rockford
  • 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"
    Aug. 5, 2013 - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

  • Goutam Ghose in Times of India
    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."

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