What is a koto?

What is a koto?

Jump to navigation Jump to search. The koto (箏) is a Japanese stringed musical instrument derived from the Chinese zheng, and similar to the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese đàn tranh.

What are the side effects of using Koto?

Glues, stains, and finishes well. Odor: Has a strongly unpleasant smell when green which disappears once dry. Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Koto has been reported to cause skin irritation. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

What are the two types of Koto instruments?

This variety of instrument came in two basic forms, a zither that had bridges and a zither without bridges. When the koto was first imported to Japan, the native word “koto” was a generic term for any and all Japanese stringed instruments.

Did Genesis use koto in their songs?

Ex- Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett used a koto on the instrumental song “The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere” from the album Spectral Mornings (1979), and Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks sampled a koto using an Emulator keyboard for the band’s song ” Mama “.