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577 yayoi no tsuchibue

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clay; L. 8.0cm
fingerholes: front 4, back 2
range: ca. 1 oct. from e'

A replica of an earthen ocarina from the early Yayoi period that was excavated in 1966 at the ruins of Ayaragi-no-Godaichi in Yamaguchi prefecture. It is basically the same as the Chinese xun. The instrument elicits a soft hooting sound. The model was made by Matsuoka Toshiyuki of Shimonoseki.

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