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The 17-stringed bass koto (or jūshichi-gen, literally "seventeen strings") is used in the album PRIME NUMBERS by Neptune/Watanabe. As a matter of fact, all the traditional Japanese instruments played in it contain prime numbers. The other instruments used are the 3-stringed shamisen, the 5-holed shakuhachi (bamboo flute), and the 13-stringed koto.


  Submitted: 1999-09-02 18:40:00;   Last Modified: 2014-07-22 18:36:16.

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