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Koto Playing (Japanese Harp) February 17th, 7pm - 10pm
Koto (Japanese Harp)
Performer: Jun Andou
Come join us for Happy Hour! Relax with some of our amazing drinks and settle in while listening to music courtesy of our Koto Player.
The Japanese harp, or Koto, is one of a series of Japanese classical instruments that, along with the appropriate musical scales, give Japanese music and culture its distinctive sound. The sound is produced by plucking the strings using artificial "nails" which are placed over two fingers and the thumb of the right hand. The koto comes in several different varieties. Each of the 13 strings is tuned to a different note. The note produced by each string is defined by the position of the small "stands" placed under the strings. Different songs usually require different tunings, and it is not unusual for players to use several different kotos during a performance. Notes other than the 13 can be obtained by bending the strings.