kokyu (Traditional Japanese bowed spikefiddle.)

~ String instrument

Description

Although similar to and introduced at the same time as the shamisen, it is unique to japan. With ebony neck and coconut body its three (rarely four) strings are played upright with a horsetail bow.

Relationships

from: Japan
related instruments: zhuihu (Wooden huqin)
type of: shamisen
Wikidata: Q249105 [info]