You might be wondering what a koto is after reading the heading to this post. A koto is a traditional string instrument from Japan that has quite a distinct sound and is recognisable as the national instrument of Japan.
Koto player, Kazushi Okimasa, recently put together this clip showing his rendition to the opening of hit anime, Yuri On Ice. The theme is called History Maker and the show version is performed by Dean Fujioka. Here’s the show version:
And here’s the koto version:
「ユーリ!!! on ICE」オープニングテーマ「History Maker」箏四重奏できました。ぜひぜひ聴いてみてください〜！ pic.twitter.com/T0f41KyVG0
— 沖政一志 (@okimasakazushi) December 1, 2016
On top of the YOI theme, Okimasa san also play themes from Nintendo and other pop culture backgrounds so check out his awesome skills on Twitter.