Tonkari (トンコリ)

Wood | 76.2 x 7.6cm | Late 19th century

Unknown Artist

Played by the indigenous Ainu people of northern Japan to accompany ritual, song and dance, the tonkori an instrument on the verge of extinction by the 1970s. Today it is being revived as an important part of Ainu heritage. The star shaped soundhole ...
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