Perspectives Art Explained

The decorated koto that might be too beautiful to play

Jun 19, 2013 2 MINUTES
"This object has art, it has music, it's got myth, but behind all that there's a very human story."

Curator Kenneth Moore on a beautifully ornate Japanese instrument.

Explore this object:

Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Karin L. Willis

“Kuroda‐Bushi” performed by the Master Musicians of the Ikuta-Ryu on "The Soul of the Koto Volume Two," Lyrichord Discs Inc. LYRCD 7433

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