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Musical Instruments

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Ancient Japanese music has several styles, such as gagaku (ancient court music), nôgaku (the music played in Noh dramas), and sôkyoku (koto music). Some of the instruments used in these styles are introduced here.
Koto-and-Shamisen
Shakuhachi-and-instruments-used-in-Gagaku

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