Collection: Ichigenkin 一絃琴

The ichigenkin (一絃琴, literally "one-string zither", also sumagoto) is a Japanese single-stringed zither. Its body is a slender, slightly curved plank carved from kiri (Paulownia tomentosa) wood. Its raw silk string is plucked with a tubular plectrum placed on the index finger of the right hand while a tubular ivory device similar to a guitar slide placed over the middle finger of the left hand slightly depresses the string葉hough not so hard that it presses against the hardwood soundboard葉o vary the pitch. Both the plectrum and slide are referred to as rokan. As with the Chinese guqin, from which it was likely originally adapted, the ichigenkin has no frets, so sliding tones are an important part of the technique of the instrument.

Our ichigenkin are crafted with precision to ensure exceptional quality and authenticity.  Each ichigenkin is made from high-quality materials. We are committed to providing high-quality ichigenkin, allowing you to experience the serene beauty and cultural heritage of this distinctive instrument.