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Zither

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Native NameYokumo-Koto
Object Number:A681
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Brass
Cloth
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Sarah (William D.) Frishmuth, 1900
Other Number:C-92 - Seder Number

Description

Yokumo-koto (Nigen-kin) used in Shinto temple after Yokumo poem. Dark brown wood, about one meter long eleven centimeters wide with two strings missing. Bridges, brass passage for strings in missing. Disc cloth one end, black cut out wood applied over cloth at other end with two bone, cylinder and spheres. Three bone eyelets, crescent and circular cutout on back. Three horizontal grooves.

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