Binzasara

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

Description: Binzasara [in Japanese: Kanji 編木 or Hiragana 板ざさら] It is a traditional Japanese percussion instrument used in folk songs, rural dances and kabuki theatre.

Construction: The assembly of this instrument utilized many pieces of wooden plates, strung together with a cotton cord. With handles attached to the cotton cord at both ends, the stack of wooden plates are played by moving them like a wave.

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