Tag: ainu

Why does the Ainu folk instrument, tonkori, have its origins in Central Asia?

Hello, I’m Takayuki Ueda playing, lute-style stringed instruments such as Rabab and lyra. Have you ever heard of Tonkori, an Ainu instrument?Tonkori is a simple 5-stringed koto with…

Why the Ainu Instrument Tonkori Originated in the Caucasus

Have you ever heard of Tonkori, a traditional instrument of the Ainu people?Tonkori is a beautiful stringed instrument that looks like a long, narrow boat.It is known as…