Goto Teijo, Koto

“This object has art, it has music, it’s got myth, but behind all that there’s a very human story.”

Goto Teijo, Koto (箏), early 17th century, various woods, ivory and tortoiseshell inlays, gold and silver inlays, metalwork, 13 × 189.5 × 24.2 cm, Japan (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Video from The Met

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