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Kotolocked

  • W. Adriaansz

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A Japanese long zither, one of the family of East Asian zithers that includes the Chinese zheng, the Korean Kayagŭm and the Vietnamese Đàn tranh. The koto probably originated in China and was introduced to Japan around the start of the Nara period (710–84) or somewhat earlier. The term originally referred to a variety of plucked chordophones, including the ...

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