A Koto player. Japanese musical instrument

Japanese, musical, instrument, Koto, Player, Francis Brinkley,
A Koto Player


by Francis Brinkley

The koto is the most important of Japanese musical instruments, and proficiency in playing upon it is highly esteemed. The tones evoked have but little resonance, and the compositions are so peculiar as to be unintelligible to foreigners.

Source: JAPAN. Described and Illustrated by the Japanese. Written by Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars. Edited by Francis Brinkley (1841 – 1912) of Tokyo Japan. With an Essay on Japanese Art by Kakuzo Okakura (1860 – 1929) Director of the Imperial Art School at Tokyo Japan. 1897.

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