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Playing on Samisen, Yokin and Kokin | by Wolfgang Wiggers
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Playing on Samisen, Yokin and Kokin

Hand colored japanese albumen print around 1900.

The Shamisen (played by the left Geisha) is played with a plectrum. The Kokin (played by the right Geisha) looks very much like a shamisen but is played with a bow, which is tightened with the finger while playing. I could not find any information about the "Yokin" in the middle. It seems to be a simple version of a Koto.

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Taken on January 5, 2009