Musical Instruments: Japanese Music and Musicians [012] Koto (008) Hand-colored (001)

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Title Musical Instruments: Japanese Music and Musicians [012] Koto (008) Hand-colored (001)
Collection Name and Number P0479 Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photo Collection
Photo Number Box 62,Japan General Arts and Crafts, 36
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1874
Subject Men--Japan--Photographs; Women--Japan--Photographs; Children--Japan--Photographs; Clothing and dress--Japan--Photographs; Musicians--Japan--Photographs; Musical instruments--Japan--Photographs; Koto--Japan--Photographs; Interior architecture--Japan--Photographs; Brayton, J. G.--Photographs; Japan; Clothing and dress
Keywords Instruments
Spatial Coverage Japan
Description Copy, original image made by J.G. Brayton
Caption on Slide #9 Koto player, original by J.G. Brayton, circa 1874. Copy by Lennox Tierney.
Additional Information Image was scanned from color slide. Note: Original image circa 1874 by John Gray Brayton, American (ca 1820s - ca 1900s). Note: "The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument, similar to the Chinese zheng, the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan. Koto are about 180 centimetres (71 in) length, and made from kiri wood (Paulownia tomentosa). They have 13 strings that are strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving these bridges before playing, and use three finger picks (on thumb, index finger, and middle finger) to pluck the strings."--Wikipedia.
Type Image
Creator Tierney, Lennox
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ARK ark:/87278/s6jq1hsm
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.
Donor Tierney, Lennox; Tierney, Catherine
Setname uum_lctpc
Date Created 2012-06-05
Date Modified 2015-10-12
ID 338595
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