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Should the Portland Koto player come to KumoriCon?

Yes
4 (40%)
No
0 (0%)
What's a Koto?
3 (30%)
I will kidnap her if I must!!
3 (30%)

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Voting closed: May 01, 2006, 12:14:15 pm

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Offline nonomi_ikari

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« on: May 01, 2006, 12:14:15 pm »
When we were doing our whole Japanese Festival thingy here in Boise, there was a Koto player from over there in Portland? If we can, we should try to get her to come to KumoriCon and play for us as a small concert thing! ^^

She was really good and it was really awesome! It gave me goosebumps and shudders. I'll never forget it and I think it'll be a rather good thing for the con.

What do you all think?

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2006, 01:23:47 pm »
They had a koto player at the Sakurafest this year. She might be the same chick???? I don't know, but I loved her! We really must have her. Koto-sensei!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006, 02:04:11 pm »
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They had a koto player at the Sakurafest this year. She might be the same chick???? I don't know, but I loved her! We really must have her. Koto-sensei!!!


I plotted out a comic book called Taiko Chicks who fight evil doers by beating them with drum sticks would Koto chick be an ally or an enemy
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006, 04:03:59 pm »
What is Koto? ;-;

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2006, 06:45:18 pm »
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What is Koto? ;-;

If memory serves me well, a koto is a long Japanese string instrument (I'd say about 6 feet long) that rests on the floor.  The musician sits behind it, adjusts the string holders (don't know the actual name) on it, and plays it using the picks on the player's hands.

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2006, 10:44:33 pm »
*listens to the haunting melody.... *

Yes I would love to have her here.... can you find out how to get ahold of her and direct her to contact us if not give her my email and I will get her in contact with the right people.

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006, 11:55:52 am »
A Koto is a japanese harp...

Anyway...Boise has a Taiko group, and the people are really nice. (The ones I met, at least. o_O; ) I think both, or one or the other would be good experience.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2006, 12:49:16 pm »
Quote from: "leashy"
What is Koto? ;-;


Koto will be launching glass daggers with the strings of her instarment as Taiko dflects the missles with her drum sticks
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006, 09:45:59 pm »
koto is actually one of the most mesmerizing instruments in the world.

one of the all time most transcendant moments of my life was attending a concert by a EUGENE koto player from japan, as she just exuded mourning for those martyred by the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki, at the commemoration thereof in eugene last summer. truly amazing.

wow, imagine a duet!
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006, 11:56:05 am »
I really hate to describe it this way, but if you have seen kung fu hustle then youve seen a koto. Its the instrument those two guys used to throw swords at the "heros". And from what Ive seen, its more of an asian piano than a harp.


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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2006, 09:58:34 am »
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I really hate to describe it this way, but if you have seen kung fu hustle then youve seen a koto. Its the instrument those two guys used to throw swords at the "heros". And from what Ive seen, its more of an asian piano than a harp.


Actually, the koto is smaller and doesn't sound as rich, but pretty close. We had to study instruments in my Japanese class...For extra-credit, and I'm an EC whore. o.o