和琴

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和琴 (wagon): Fujiwara no Otsugu playing the six-stringed wagon.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
ごん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably coined in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived components, as a compound of (wa, Japan, Japanese) +‎ (gon, koto, zither).

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Noun[edit]

和琴 (hiragana わごん, rōmaji wagon)

  1. (music) a six-stringed koto or zither used to perform kagura music, more common in ancient times

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan