Event | May 17, 2013
The Office of International Affairs (in conjunction with Sapporo International Communication Plaza) is hosting a Koto Concert for International Students and their friends this Friday.
What is the Koto?
The ‘Koto’ is of Chinese origin and was introduced to Japan around the sixth century, and was originally used exclusively by the Imperial Court. By the 17th century, its use became widespread and was enjoyed especially when accompanied by voice, shamisen, or shakuhachi. This unique instrument is made of wood, is about six feet long and ten inches wide, and has thirteen strings of equal size and tension. Sound is produced by plucking the strings with a plectra worn on the thumb, index and middle fingers.
This Friday, learn about the Koto and even have a go at playing it.
May 17, 2013 12:00- 13:00
At the Office of International Affairs, 1st Floor Student Lounge