Name: Binzasara.

Type: Clapper > Percussion > Idiophone.

Region: Japan > Far East Asia.

Dimensions: Length in cm.

Acquisition Date: 2005/06.

Acquisition Source: Value Village, Vancouver.

Binzasara (編木 or 板ざさら?): A traditional percussion idiophone that is used in one of Japanís oldest dances kokoriko. Each clapper responds when each hand manipulates the instrument when played in performance. The binzasara is made up of one 108 individual clappers bearing a religious significance of wishing ones illness away. Cotton chord holds the instrument together by keeping the clappers in place and the handles attached. When the instrument is played the shaking of the clappers has a wave like movement.