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Japanese music instrument Biwa

Japanese music instrument Biwa

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1980: Item # 1243808

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A beautiful Japanese traditional music instrument Biwa. This type of biwa is called “chikuzen-biwa”, The Chikuzen biwa was used by Buddhist monks visiting private residences to perform memorial services, not only for Buddhist rites, but also for telling entertaining stories and news while accompanying themselves on the biwa, and this form of storytelling was thought to be spread in this way. The biwa is also the chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education in Buddhism.

It is in very good condition.

L 34 3/8” x W 11 1/4” x D 2 (L 87.0cm x W 28.3cm x D 5.0cm)