The koto is a stringed instrument with a long hollow body and movable bridges. The instrument originated in China and was brought to Japan in the 7th or 8th century.

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Kids Web Japan: Koto
Brief history of traditional instruments, parts of the koto with photographs, and an interactive virtual koto.
Koto Scores
Scores for learning the koto, using Hiro, Nogi, Gaku, and Western tunings. Includes MIDI samples, sound dictionary, and a score generator.
Koto: Japanese Traditional Musical Instrument
Koto information, sound clips, and instruction.
KotoWorld
Includes introduction, tuning, popular performers, discography, mailing list, and links.
O-Koto
Introduction to the instrument, Sakura Sakura, and a virtual koto [Flash required].
Washington Toho Koto Society
Washington, DC group of players and friends. Includes calendar of events, photo gallery, and CD ordering.

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