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Kokyūlocked

  • David W. Hughes

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(from ko: ‘foreign’, ‘barbarian’; kyū: ‘bow’). Japanese spike fiddle. It is about 69 cm long, with a soundbox measuring 14 x 12 x 7·5 cm; the bow is about 95 to 120 cm long. This is Japan’s only indigenously evolved fiddle (although several others were used in ...

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