Home > Collections > Musical Instruments(CATALOG I)

468 nōkan

Image ( JPEG format )

bamboo(medake), with an extra bamboo pipe(nodo); L. 38.4cm
fingerholes: 7
range: e"-f#""(g#"'=ōshiki)

Identical to 467, except that in this case the entire instrument has been coated with Japanese lacquer, a very rare form of ornamentation for a nōkan. Both the lacquerwork itself and the pine-tree motif in gold lacquer on the tip of the blowing end have been finished with great skill and concern for detail. Covered with a specially crafted rattan.

[ << ]-- [ >> ]

[ Back to Top Menu ]
Music Department, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan