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  • n. Plural form of koto.


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  • There are echoes of Japanese kotos and Gambian koras in those harps.

    Wadada Leo Smith: Old And New 'Dimensions'

  • His music lulled, soothed and relieved with gentle rhythms played on tom-toms, bongos, kotos and boobams.

    Sounds Of Schmaltz

  • And another post I want to do will be pictures of kappas and kotos and biwas and tea houses.

    the fruits of the land

  • Drums, tom-toms, and cymbals were beaten; kotos and samisens screeched and twanged; geishas (professional women with the accomplishments of dancing, singing, and playing) danced, — accompanied by songs whose jerking discords were most laughable; story-tellers recited tales in a high key, and the running about and splashing close to my room never ceased.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Rancour, on the other hand, implies watching for a suitable moment for revenge, and the Greek word for it is kotos from keisthai.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • There are three forms of anger: rage, which the Greeks also call chole or cholos, menis and kotos.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • Yes! to everything: Bollywood strings, choirs, Latin percussion, vocoder vocals and what sounds like electronic Japanese kotos all colouring his polyglot hip-hop / pop while he rhymes "ostentatious" by boasting that he's "flippin 'scripts like Ellen Page is."

    radio free canuckistan

  • So mixing in live cellos, organs, trumpets, kotos, stand up bass, guitars, Theremin, violin, and live drums allowed me to mix organic with electronic.

    The KEXP Blog

  • But we’re not talking a tinge of Japanese music—that would’ve been tough, as kotos, biwas, and samisens weren’t easy to come by in Liverpool—but rather a sampling of Ninja demonstrations in between songs. was less than pleased with his disciple, taking the understandable stance that Ninjas and rock ’n’ roll shouldn’t share the same stage.



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