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MEIJI Geisha Makie Japanese Musical Instrument Koto

MEIJI Geisha Makie Japanese Musical Instrument Koto

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 800710

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Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Tokyo, Saitama, Toyama,Sendai

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A magnificent Koto or sometimes called Japanese harp. Was previously used in a Geisha house as a practice instrument for training young apprentices in Kyoto. Estimated to have been used since Meiji period (circa 1890s~). The design includes Makie-style lacquering technique and raden (mother-of-pearls) adornments on it. The feet is also attached. The full-length is 189 cm with its width and height at 25 and 11 cms (without feet, 7 cm), respectively. Shipping via Cargo (door-to-door/door-to-port) will be included in the sale price.