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469 shinteki

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bamboo; L. 52.1cm
fingerholes: 6 ; soundhole: 1 ; ornamental holes: front 2, back 2
range: b-a'

A traverse flute used in minshingaku (the Chinese-style chamber ensemble of Japan). Also called minteki. The instrument's distinct tone is produced because of the resonating hole covered with extremely thin paper or bamboo film. A decorative cord is attached through an ornamental hole at the back of the instrument.

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