The Masazumi Kai Koto Ensemble played enchanting Japanese songs at the 11th Annual Friends of Taka Sumi-e Show in Balboa Park.
There are 13 strings on this instrument and the "bridge" supports can be moved up or down underneath the string whenever a new song to be played has a different musical key. Sort of like turning the string key at the top of a guitar to change the pitch of the string.
people: Chuck, Judy, Rich,Kazuko, Lisa, Gaye, Joan, Ermalinda, Vicki
places: Spring Valley, Balboa Park, City Heights
particulars: saw "Rise of the Guardians" animated movie about Jack Frost