Learn to play the refined and distinctive national instrument of Japan, the koto.
Not unlike a Japanese-style harp, the koto is a versatile insturment with a long history stretching back to the 7th century. Well-known in Japan for its lingering echo-like sounds and changing tones, it has inspired many from the likes of folk musicians to even rock and hip-hop stars.
Day 1 Tokyo
Meeting Point: Make your way to the venue. (Please check start time with your consultant).
Nationally-accredited instructor will teach you the basic facets to playing this most elegant of instruments. Hear all about its history and influence, and be taught how to play a simple piece.
About Koto: It is a versatile musical instrument that has a long history stretching back to the 7th century. It has thirteen strings each of which are played using finger-picks on the thumb, forefinger, and middle finger. Its beautiful changing tones and lingering echo-like sounds are distinctive parts of traditional Japanese music, but its versatility means that it is still a prominent musical instrument to this day.
Tour End: Activity will finish after the 60-90 minutes class. Please make your own way to your next destination.
- Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or certain conditions.
- Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accidents caused by disregard of the instructions.
- Pictures shown are illustrations purpose only.
- Minimum 2 people