A woman playing the gekkin (a stringed instrament of Chinese origin)° 2°ň
B1007 GIRL PLAYING ON GEKIN
[ID] 823°°°°( ID:823 )
[Photographer] A. Farsari
[Album] A. Farsari
[Place] unknown
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 210x260
[Cabinet] 18-5-0
[Keyword] lesso£Ó
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The word gekkin (moon koto) originates from the shape of the full moon and the sound similar to that of the koto. It is a Chinese string instrument that appeared in the Sung dynasty. It was introduced to Japan during the Edo era and gained popularity during the Meiji era. The instrument is played by plucking the strings with a plectrum.