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wooden body, animal skin over the front face; L. 36 cm
5 strings of gut

A miniature arched harp. The strings are plucked with both hands, one on each side. A resonator is sometimes held in the lap, and the instrument is held with the plane of the strings facing forward. Used by professional musicians to accompany narrative music.

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Music Department, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan