Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Wagon

Maker:
Mizutani Kakumu (professional name: Fujiwara Mitsukazu or Kowa)
Date:
1804
Geography:
Japan
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Wood, silk strings
Dimensions:
L. 190 x W. 23.5 tapering to 15.2 (75 x 9-1/4 in tapering to 6 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-long zither
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1555
Not on view
The wagon, or yamato-goto, is employed in mi-kagura, the formal imperial Shinto music, to accompany song and male dance. Considered Japan's only indigenous string instrument, this zither's unusual features include bridges make of forked maple twigs and projecting teeth, to which the strings are tied.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Florence H. Learned (Mrs. Dwight W. Learned)
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 27.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 27.



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