1. dragon flute; medium-pitched bark-covered bamboo transverse flute with seven holes, used in gagaku
Wikipedia definition
2. RyūtekiThe ryūteki is a Japanese transverse fue made of bamboo. It is used in gagaku, the Shinto classical music associated with Japan's imperial court. The sound of the ryūteki is said to represent the dragons which ascend the skies between the heavenly lights (represented by the shō) and the people of the earth (represented by the hichiriki). The ryūteki is one of the three flutes used in gagaku, in particular to play songs of Chinese style.
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竜笛 【りょうてき】龍笛 【りゅうてき】龍笛 【りょうてき】


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