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A woman playing the koto (7)

Catalog No. : 3918
Photographer : Raimund von Stillfried
Album : R. Stillfried Album (1)
Area : Unknown
Date : unknown
Age division:
Color : handcolored
Size : 199x254
Cabinet : 76-33-0

Enlarged view of the photo

The koto is a traditional stringed instrument. It has 13 strings. The bridges place on the body under the strings determine the pitch. Fine tuning is done by adjusting the bridges. Performers wear picks on the thumb, index finger and middle finger of the right hand.

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