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Japanese Chikuzen Biwa, Used

Japanese Chikuzen Biwa, Used


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A biwa is a traditional Japanese musical instrument that belongs to the lute family. It has a pear-shaped body with a short neck and four or five silk strings. The instrument is plucked or strummed with a large, triangular-shaped plectrum called a bachi.

This one is a Chikuzen Biwa (筑前琵琶). Originating from the Chikuzen region, this biwa is associated with the Fuke sect of Zen Buddhism. It is played by monks and is known for its meditative and spiritual qualities.

We've had to replace the pegs with new ones, and we carved a new moon-shaped inlay and installed new silk strings.

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