New Japanese Koto 13-stringed Bummei Professional Half Length Harp The koto has tuning pins installed, to make tuning easier. Condition: Brand New Model: Japanese 13-stringed Bummei Koto Version: Japanese Detail: Body : Paulownia wood, Strings number sticker is stuck. Decoration: Karin-maki Size: Length: 86.0cm Width: 20.5cm Height: 10.0cm Weight: 2.3kg Accessories: 1. Instruction manual (Japanese) Although it is half length of regular koto, it is equipped with the structure that professionals can perform full-scale performance. When Koto was first imported to Japan, the native word Koto was a generic term for any and all Japanese stringed instruments.
Over time the definition of Koto could not describe the wide variety of these stringed instruments and so the meanings changed. Azumagoto or Yamatogoto was called Wagon, Kin no Koto was called the Kin, and the So no Koto (So being an older pronunciation of So) was called So or Koto. The modern Koto originates from Gakuso used in Japanese court music. It was a popular instrument among the wealthy; the instrument Koto was considered a romantic one.
Some literary and historical records indicate that solo pieces for Koto existed centuries before So-kyoku, the music of the solo Koto genre, was established. According to Japanese literature, the Koto was used as imagery and other extra music significance. In one part of "The Tales of Genji/ Genji monogatari", Genji falls deeply in love with a mysterious woman, who he has never seen before, after he hears her playing Koto from a distance.
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