Koto of Wood

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Koto of Wood
Item Type Quest
Source Sha
Item ID 38

The Koto of Wood ( Ki Ko To, 木の琴) is an item in Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong-Nou. It is one of the four musical instruments which Sha must gather as part of his mission.


The Koto of Wood is obtained by playing one of the instruments while at the entrance to Mingke-shu, the Tree of Life. By doing so, the Koto of Wood will fall from the branches.


The Koto of Wood is one of the four musical instruments which Sha must gather as part of his mission. It, alongside any other instruments, must be played at certain times to acquire the remaining instruments. The other instruments that the Koto of Wood may obtain are located as follows:

  • Drum of Fire: Partway up the Fire-Tower of Time Tong-tah, the Drum of Fire will be heard. Playing an instrument will have it appear.
  • Flute of Water: In Sha's room in the Palace of Dreaming Ping-chao, the Flute of Water can be heard. Playing an instrument will have it appear from Sha's Magatama.

After obtaining all four Instruments, the player can either return to Sha's chamber in Yui-wang, or awaken King-gyou to give him the instruments. Should the player keep the instruments for themselves, they obtain the Little Box of Sound. Regardless of the player's decision, Sha's life quest will be completed, and Rin will acquire Sha's Nameplate.

Tong-Nou Book Entry

A Koto made out of an old decayed boat. The sound of the Koto is filled with vitality.


  • The item icon for the Koto of Wood seems to depict an early version of it. In the Tree of Life and in Sha's room, the rings on its ends are golden, whereas on the icon, they are solid white. In addition, the final version's base is more yellowed.
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