TenAlternative Rock Band
Their music is made up of three instruments "Koto,, Bass, Drums" and Vocals, not only "featuring" the koto as a Japanese instrument but creating a unique blend of sounds as a band. The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.
This wooden instrument is about 180 cm long and has 13 strings which are strung over 13 movable bridges along the length of the instrument. Players use three finger picks (on the thumb, forefinger, and middle finger) to pluck the strings, and the pitches can be adjusted by moving these bridges before playing.
The band's name "Ten" has a few different meanings in Japanese: heaven; a point; and change. Three words are different in meaning but these are same pronunciation in Japanese.