The (modern) KUGO 箜篌
The Kugo, a Japanese harp that existed in Japan between the 8th and 10th centuries. After that, she disappeared, as did her role models, the Konghu from Korea and the Konghou from China. The existence is evidenced by fragments and Buddhist records. Around 1975 the Japanese National Theater in Tokyo began to recreate old Japanese instruments. Korea and China had also rebuilt and revived their old harps. A modern version of the Kugo was also made. I recreated this Kugo based on the video images from the Japanese harpist Tomoko Sugawara. Which in turn was reproduced on a box based on an illustration from the 6th or 7th century.