Toikin for K(Kanako)

Kの為の斗為巾 Toikin for K(Kanako) – Tadao Sawai (1991)

The title To-i-kin refer to the highest 3 notes in the koto, they are often used and played in many koto pieces.  Tadao Sawai composed this piece and dedicated it to his daughter Kanako. From the beginning, it sounds like a conversation between an adult and a child due to the contrast between a very deep sound of the bass koto and the high pitch of the koto.