The Koto is a traditional Japanese Instrument. It has 13 strings with movable bridges, Its body is made of paulownia, and the bridges are made of ivory. Strings were originally made of silk but now it is more common to use polyester. Originally derived from the Chinese Zheng, the Japanese Koto appears around 300 B.C and is the national instrument of Japan. This Pack features the beautiful playing of Kozue Matsumoto, a native of Japan, now based in LA.