Koto no Koto.
"Koto no koto"
means "koto things" or "koto stuff"
This website is all about the Japanese instrument called
a koto and the music that is made with kotos and accompanying
- News and Features provides stories about the koto, musicians, CDs, performances and more.
- About the Koto describes the instrument, how it is played, and where it came from.
- Ensemble explains the history of koto music in the context of other instruments, especially the shamisen and shakuhachi.
- Books gives you links to source materials on koto music and Japanese music.
- Teachers is a listing of koto instructors who offer group and private classes in the USA. It includes contact information and links to web pages if available.
- Recordings is a lengthy list of CDs and tapes of koto music with links to online sources. Each CD or tape is categorized as classical or contemporary and the selections and artists are listed.
- Song Index lists particular pieces and the CDs on which they can be found. (pretty incomplete right now)
- Performances is a list of links to various performers' performance schedules, primarily in North America.
- Musicians is a list of koto players available for performances in various locations in North America with details on how to contact them.
Play and Connect
- Supplies lists koto shops and suppliers of koto materials. It includes suppliers in the USA and other suppliers willing to ship to the USA.
- KotoWorld is Rick Lavin's discussion group for koto.
- Links connects you to many other websites related to the koto and Japanese music.
- Contact provides information about the webmaster of koto-no-koto. Please send any information or feedback to help keep koto-no-koto fun, up-to-date, and interesting.