1. traditional Japanese wind instrument resembling panpipes; free-reed instrument used in Japanese court music
Wikipedia definition
2. Shō (instrument)The shō is a Japanese free reed musical instrument that was introduced from China during the Nara period (AD 710 to 794). It is modeled on the Chinese sheng, although the shō tends to be smaller in size. It consists of 17 slender bamboo pipes, each of which is fitted in its base with a metal free reed. Two of the pipes are silent, although research suggests that they were used in some music during the Heian period.
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笙 【そう】


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