This is a piece of genre Koten from the Kinko Ryû - 琴古流 School.
History (John Singer):
|"Kotoji" means "bridge used for Koto strings" and the sight of a row of Koto bridges was compared with a row of flying geese. The characters which mean "wild geese going" are used for the term "Koto" instead of the regular one's. |
This piece was originally a preliminary piece to "Kinuta Sugomori". After its beginning (Tsu-ro, tsu-ro, ro), a special breathing technique called "Asane" (shallow sound) is used.
Kotoji no Kyoku appears on the following albums