What’s A Kokorico? (An Instrument From Japan)

Music Museum Online

Discover a unique musical instrument from Japan – the kokorico or binzasara. Find out about the background of this unusual instrument and check out how it can be played. It’s a great addition to any music class, music therapy session or as a part of any study unit on Japan!

Free Coloring Pages for the Kokorico and the Binzasara can be found here:


A scholarly article about the instrument’s background can be found here:


Many thanks to young musician, Grace for stepping into the studio and playing this instrument for us here.

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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