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There are a variety of styles of ichigenkin, varying in width, length, where the scallops are located, and decoration. All however share the design elements of a soundboard, curved length and width, a bridge, a foot under the sound board, and a single tuning peg.


A contemporary basic model from the Seikyodo tradition (Raine-Reusch collection)


This ichigenkin belonged to Isshi Yamada of the Seikyodo style, and was presented to Randy Raine-Reusch after her passing. It is now his main performance instrument. (Raine-Reusch collection)


Late Edo Period ichigenkin made by Unosuke Satake, in Kyoto, a well-known maker of his time. Made in three sections that can easily be dismantled for ease of transport.
(Donated to Music Museum Tokyo, 2010)