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date: 14 November 2019

Gagaku shakuhachilocked

  • Henry Johnson

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End-blown flute of Japan. Also called kodai shakuhachi (ancient shakuhachi) or shōsōin shakuhachi (referring to the Shōsōin repository in Nara), it is a version of the shakuhachi first used when gagaku (court music) was established in Japan by the early Nara period (710–94). The instrument was used in gagaku...

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