Binzasara

Name: Binzasara.
Type: Shaken > Idiophone.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#:
Specimen: 1 in collection.
Acquisition Source: Value Village, Hastings-Sunrise Vancouver B.C.

Description: Binzasara (編木 or 板ざさら) is a traditional Japanese percussion instrument used in folk songs, rural dances and kabuki theatre. The instrument uses many pieces of wooden plates strung together with a cotton cord. With handles at both ends, the stack of wooden plates are played by moving them like a wave.