The sanshin is a simple yet beautiful instrument hailing from Okinawa, Japan. Combining a smooth wooden neck and body with traditional python skin, it is one of the most representative items of Okinawan culture. The neck and body are typically made of local wood, while the python skin has been imported since the era of The Kingdom of Ryukyu. Beyond its unique materials and history, the sanshin is a symbol of cultural diversity in this tiny isla


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