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Takako Satoh Plays the Koto
Enjoy “the national instrument of Japan” at Bloedel’s Japanese Garden.
Enjoy the backdrop of the Japanese Garden as Takako Satoh plays the beautiful stringed instrument called the koto. Considered the national instrument of Japan, the koto originally came to Japan from China in the 7th century. The instrument’s shape has evolved over time. In its current form, the koto is about six feet long with 13 plucked strings and 13 movable bridges for tuning. Listeners will instantly recognize its distinctive sound — lyrical and otherworldly. Takako Satoh performs on the deck of the Japanese Guest House, weather permitting.
Included with Reserve admission.
7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Located in a semi-rural residential area, our parking capacity is limited and there is no street or off-site parking available. During busy seasonal events and the summer, we encourage the use of BI Ride, carpooling, or other ride-sharing services. If we reach our parking capacity, we may ask you to return at a later time or another day. We appreciate your understanding.