Mokugyo Wooden Fish

A mokugyou or "wooden fish" is struck with a mallet during Buddhist ceremonies to produce a unique rhythmical sound. The reason why the instrument is carved in the shape of a fish is not clearly understood.

Mokugyou or Wooden Fish, Osaka, Japan.
2015 Alan Wiren, All Rights Reserved

Japan Images: Mokugyou or Wooden Fish, Osaka, Japan