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217 kuba-jamisen

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kuba palm stalk; L. 32.8cm
strings: 3, silk
plectrum: 1, cycad

A toy tradidonally made in this region. It has the form of a small koto but is held at the side of the body and played with a plectrum held in the right hand. It is usual to sing while playing.

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