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The koto is a Japanese plucked zither. The koto is made of Paulownia wood. The traditional koto has 13 strings stretch over a wooden body of roughly six feet. The inside of the body is hollow with two sound holes on the underside.  While the original koto consists of 13 strings, the instrument has adapted over time to include 17 to 25 strings and other variations.

Under the instruction of Sachi Yoshimoto, students will learn how to play this traditional Chinese instrument.

Generic Koto pic

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