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date: 16 November 2019

Futozao (Jap.: ‘thick neck’)locked

  • Henry Johnson


(Jap.: ‘thick neck’)

Technical term for the shamisen referring to the size of its long neck. The term is used in contradistinction to hosozao (‘thin neck’) and chūzao (‘medium neck’). The width of the futozao’s neck is typically no less than 2.6 cm. This type of instrument is used in various performance genres including ...

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