Play Music like the Japanese- Lashonda Linder

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This galley is about the different instruments that are made in Japan. These Japanese Instruments were selected from different years of which they were created or played. From drums, strings, to wind instruments used in the Edo period or played in the Japanese royal courts. Enjoy the different styles from the 1900s-2000s.

Koto(So), Tasuke, 1900/1945, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
The Koto has 13 silk string and movable bridges. It’s body is made of paulownia wood and is 190 cm (74 inches) long. To play the Koto (or So), the player is fitted with a Ivory Plectrums called tsume on the right hand. Using the thumb and first two fingers to pluck the strings. koto. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved fromhttp://www.britannica.com/art/koto
Kakko, Oozasaya, 1995/1995, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
Kakko is a percussion instrument with its body made from cherry wood. With its beautiful bright colors, mainly of gold and red, this festival instrument body is also made thick. When its time to play the kakko, it is turned sideways and uses the two drumsticks to hit the head. Miyamoto-Unosuke shoten. (2010). retrieved from https://www.miyamoto-unosuke.co.jp/english/gagaku.html
Gakudaiko, Oozasaya, 1995/1995, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
Gakudiko is a hanging double-headed drum in the front and back; you use a mallet to play. On each side on the head, there are painted dragons with clouds as well as the body being gold. With a circular wooden frame holding the head in place, as a stand, there are four carved legs. University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives.(2016). retrieved http://cdm16786.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/ethnomusic/id/893
Santour, unknown, 1970/1995, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
Santour is a steel and brass stringed instrument that stretched on a wooden box. It has a trapezoidal shape of a walnut. It is played by tapping with two thin–repellent with a small wooden hammer or mallet. On the left side of the box, the strings are fastened by metal hooks or pins on the left side; turning the pegs to the right tunes the instrument. santur. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/art/santur
Furitsuzumi, Oozasaya, 1995/1995, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
Furi-tsuzumi is a combination of two small drums, with rattling bells attach to each of them. Fixed to a wooden or bamboo staff, the drums have ornaments and also have a gilt spearhead. Blades, James and Strummer, Bold. (1992). Percussion Instruments and Their History pg. 130
Saung Gauk, unknown, 1960/1980, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
Saung Gauk, also known as the arched harp, is a 14-chord harp. It has a hardwood body shaped just like a boat, which is covered in deerskin. When a player wants to play, they would sit cross-legged on the floor placing the harp on the right leg facing the right. Stoevesandt, Ingo. (2001-2015). Retrieved from http://www.istov.de/htmls/myanmar/myanmar_i-saung-02.html
Wagon, Ogawagakkiseizo, 1995/1995, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
The wagon is a six-stringed zither with movable bridges. It is made from wood and its body is about 190 cm in length. To be played, the player would have to sit behind the instrument while it rests on the floor. The strings are to be strummed a plectrum, which is held in the right hand. wagon. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved fromhttp://www.britannica.com/art/wagon-musical-instrument
Satsuma Biwa, unknown, 1900/2000, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
This Biwa has four strings and four frets, in the modern times they often have 5 or more frets and more strings. The boxwood plectrum width is 25 centimeters or more than the other biwa. The Satsuma- biwa, traditionally was made from Japanese mulberry. But sometime they use other hard woods like the Japanese zelkova 4-1-2016. retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biwa
Shakuhachi(Jinashi), Shinryo Matano, 1910/1936, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
The Shakubachi is a bamboo flute with end-blown reed. The end is cut outwardly and has some small pieces of ivory or done inside at the edge. The bell has a trunk of bamboo planted with it’s roots end. Naturally or artificially, the body of the flute is bent above the bell. shakuhachi. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/art/shakuhachi
Ikko, Oozasaya, 1995/1995, From the collection of: Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments
With its body made of cherry wood , it is 25 to 27 cm long. The outer diameter at the thin center is 9 ti 10.5 cm. the head is made of our horse skin and is tied to the body of the linen cord called the “tate shirabe” with a tassel on one end of the cord. The body is also shaped like an hourglass in the middle. May 25, 2016. Retrieved from http://jtrad.columbia.jp/eng/i_kotsuzumi.html
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