The 13-string koto is one of Japan’s most dignified traditional instruments. Capable of everything from elegant, single plucked notes to aggressive glissandos, the koto boasts a wide range of musical expressions and can add a dash of refinement and grace to traditional Japanese music, modern film scores, and many other genres. Now on sale!
Evoking the emotions and grandeur of the Kabuki stage, the mysteriously profound aesthetic world of Noh theater, and the reverberations of tapped hand drums — the true sonic beauty of Japan. This collection brings you the full richness of 56 Kabuki and Noh percussion instruments and noisemakers, all expertly performed by Takinojo Mochizuki, a master traditional Japanese percussionist.
Taiko groups have wowed audiences the world over with their visually arresting performances, earth-rumbling bass, pure percussive volume, dynamics, and rhythm. The unmistakable taiko sound has also gained acceptance in many musical genres far removed from traditional Japanese music.