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Japan( Okinawa )
body: wood, with snake skin over the front face; L.75.0cm
strings: 3, silk
plectrum: 1, water buffalo horn
tuning: g-c' -g'
The instrument is held at an angle to the body. A pick is
attached to the index finger of the right hand and used to
pluck the strings. Used to accompany classical Okinawan
music and folk songs of the Ryukyuan Islands.
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