Sunday, 15 January 2012

Koto


In Summer 2006 I went to visit a kōtō school in Fukushima, I was very happy to discover that instead of a single master to take pictures of, they organized a class with many young girls all dressed very nicely with colorfull yukata and rehersing for a coming concert. Traditional arts in Japan are still alive! The kōtō is a kind of harp with 13 strings and movable bridges. Very nice sound, especially in ensemble with many kōtō together. The teacher was very kind and allow me to shoot freely and move around the class, there was a big window and the sun was coming through a white courtain diffusing the light, very nice.