Kokyu is a bowed lute. It originally had three strings and is played upright. It lost popularity as part of a traditional ensemble, although a four stringed version developed in Okinawa has helped to bring it back into traditional music. Artists include Seikin Tomiyama, Koji Inogawa, Masayasu Mishina, Keiko Abe, Hatsuko Kikuhara and Mitsue Yokoi.
1. Tsuru No Sugomori 2. Chidori No Kyoku 3. Tsuru No Sugomori 4. Karakogaku
1. Roku Dan Sugagaki 2. Hinaburi 3. Shouchikubai 4. Akoya Kotozeme No Dan 5. Tsuru No Sugomori