Haru no Umi (Spring Sea) is one of Japan's most famous classical tunes for koto. This CD features eight versions recorded from the 1940s, 50s and 70s, each with a different instrument playing with the koto. The opening fascinating version features the composer of the tune, and master of koto Michio Miyagi, with a French violinist recorded in the 1940s. Elsewhere the Bolivian quena, flute, shakuhachi as well as full orchestra are featured. The final track is the original version together with shakuhachi recorded in the 1940s. Wonderful.