.Japanese Stringed Instruments

 

Koto, Bass Koto and Accessories

Buy Lightweight Portable 13-string Koto Set (4-foot or 6-foot)
and Lightweight Portable 17-string Bass Koto Set and purchase accessories
"The 6' koto is amazing, arrived in perfect condition and is beautiful. I'm very, very happy!  The sound is magnificent!"  OD, Puerto Rico

"The 6' koto is beautiful and has a great sound. I appreciate the excellent service."  WS, South Africa
"The 4' koto arrived in perfect condition!  The sound is absolutely fantastic.  Thank you for making this fine instrument available ... as well as for the excellent service."  RH, Sweden
"The 4' koto arrived in perfect condition.  I just love it ... sounds much better than my old one.  The koto cover/carrier is also great."  JY, USA
 






Koto Player Gig Book

THE KOTO GIG BOOK (eBook only)

NEW!!

A step-by-step guide to the world of gigging. This book is loaded with information about every aspect of live koto performance: the good, the bad, and the ugly!

eBook (PDF) is US $12.99 $9.99 SALE
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eBook format

 
Christmas Songs for Koto music book

KAM-KB1    CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR KOTO

2ND EDITION!!

Updated, easier-to-read formatting!

Arranged by Reiko Obata, 15 songs for the season in Western notation with string numbers. Songs: Auld Lang Syne, Bring A Torch Jeannette Isabella, Carol of the Bells, Dona Nobis Pacem, First Noel, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Greensleeves, The Holly & The Ivy, I Heard the Bells, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Joy to the World, O Tannenbaum, Silent Night, Silver Bells, and Sing We Now of Christmas.

On sale through November!

eBook is US $12 $9.99.
Spiral bound book, including US shipping, is US $18 $15.
Spiral bound book, including International shipping, is US $21 $18.

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Koto picks (tsume)

KAM-CP    CERAMIC KOTO PICKS SET

NEW!!

Professional ceramic picks (tsume) for koto and bass koto. Made from long-lasting fine ceramic.

New alternative to ivory and plastic picks that produces a superior sound!

Bands not included.

Cost, including shipping, is US $125.



Lightweight Portable 4-foot Koto

KAM-K4    LIGHTWEIGHT PORTABLE 4-FOOT TUNING PIN KOTO SET

Cost, including Express shipping, is US $780.

Add "You Can Play Koto" DVD for just $15!  
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"You Can Play Koto" DVD

 
6-foot Tuning Pin Koto

 

KAM-K6    6-FOOT TUNING PIN KOTO SET

Cost, including Express shipping, is US $1,025.
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"You Can Play Koto" DVD

 
17-string Bass Koto

 

KAM-K17    LIGHTWEIGHT PORTABLE 17-STRING BASS KOTO SET

Cost, including Express shipping to USA, is US $2,395.
For shipping outside the U.S., please contact us for price.

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Koto Stand

KAM-KS1    KOTO STAND

Cost, including Express shipping, is US $250.
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Koto Case

KAM-KC    KOTO CASE

Cost, including shipping, is US $150.  
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Bridges for 4-foot and 6-foot Koto

KAM-B13    BRIDGES FOR 4-FOOT & 6-FOOT KOTO

Cost, including shipping, is US $55.
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3-level Bridge for 4-foot and 6-foot Koto

KAM-KB3    3-LEVEL BRIDGE

Cost, including shipping, is US $25.
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Bridges for Bass Koto

KAM-B17    BRIDGES FOR BASS KOTO

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Koto picks (tsume)

KAM-VP    ADJUSTABLE VELCRO KOTO PICKS SET

Cost, including shipping, is US $40.
Choose S/S/M (small/small/medium) or M/M/L (medium/medium/large).
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Picks size


Koto picks

KAM-KP    KOTO PICKS

Cost, including shipping, is US $30.
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Koto picks case

KAM-KPC    KOTO PICKS CASE

Two sizes available:  Small (2.5 x 1.5 in) and large (3 x 2 in). Color and pattern cannot be specified.  Cost, including shipping, is US $20 or US $30.
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Koto/Shamisen Tuner

KAM-KT1    KOTO/SHAMISEN CLIP-ON TUNER PLUS EXTRA BATTERY

Cost, including shipping to US, is US $20.
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Low Koto Stand

KAM-KS2    LOW KOTO STAND

Cost, including shipping, is US $35.
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Low Music Stand

KAM-LMS    LOW MUSIC STAND

Cost, including shipping, is US $75.
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Low Koto Seat

KAM-LS    LOW SEAT

Cost, including shipping, is US $65.
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KOTO STRINGS SET

KAM-KS1    KOTO STRINGS SET

17.5 gauge nylon/Tetron strings for standard 6-foot koto.
Cost, including shipping, is US $100.
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You Can Play Koto DVD

 

KAM-KDVD    "YOU CAN PLAY KOTO" DVD

Instructional DVD in English. 34 mins. (Region-free encoding)
Learn how to care for your koto, how to make & wear your picks, proper playing position, how to tune your koto, basic koto techniques, and how to play "Kazoe Uta" & "Sakura"

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Reiko Obata

KOTO LESSONS VIA VIDEO & WEBCAM

Lessons with Reiko Obata via video and webcam. Contact contact Reiko Obata for more information.

 
 
Koto Player Reference Manual

THE KOTO PLAYER'S REFERENCE MANUAL (eBook only)

The first English-language detailed reference manual for koto players. This 138-page book contains a wide variety of information including koto technique, Japanese music terms and notation, and how to decipher a Japanese koto score. For koto players of all levels, students and teachers alike.

eBook (PDF) is US $37.95
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Japanese Melodies for Koto music book

KAM-KB2    JAPANESE MELODIES FOR KOTO   

Arranged by Reiko Obata, 10 traditional and popular Japanese melodies for solo koto in Western notation with string numbers. Songs: Akatonbo, Hama Chidori, Imayo, Komoriuta, Kuroda Bushi, Momiji, Sakura, Sukiyaki, Theme from Rokudan, and Usagi.  

eBook is US $12.
Spiral bound book, including US shipping, is US $18.
Spiral bound book, including International shipping, is US $21.
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Funeral & Memorial Service Music for Koto

FUNERAL & MEMORIAL SERVICE MUSIC FOR KOTO

Arranged by Reiko Obata, 12 songs for solo koto in Western notation with string numbers, appropriate for secular or religious services. Songs: Amazing Grace, Aura Lea, Danny Boy, Dona Nobis Pacem, Largo, Morning Has Broken, Canon, Poor Wayfarin' Stranger, Red Sails, Slane, St. Anthony Chorale, To a Wild Rose.

eBook is US$12.
Spiral bound book, including US shipping, is US $18.
Spiral bound book, including International shipping, is US $21.
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