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Horagai [hora, kai]locked

  • Henry Johnson

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Conch horn of Japan. The term horagai connotes performance context (ho: ‘Buddhist law’) and form (ra: ‘large conch’; gai/kai: ‘shell’). Other names are specific to particular regions. The shell, 30 to 36 cm long, normally comes from a female conch, usually a ...

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