Mokugyo (木魚) — woodblock carved in the shape of a fish, struck with a wooden stick; often used in Buddhist chanting
Shōko (鉦鼓) — small bronze gong used in gagaku; struck with two horn beaters
Sasara (ささら) — clapper made from wooden slats connected by a rope or cord
Ita-sasara (板ささら) — clapper made from wooden slats connected by a rope or cord
Bin-sasara (編木, 板ささら; also spelled bin-zasara) — clapper made from wooden slats connected by a rope or cord
Kokorikok (筑子, こきりこ) — many people confuse the kokrikok with the kutsara and kutsara are often sold outside Japan under the name kokorikok. In fact, the kokorikok is a pair of sticks which are beaten together slowly and rhythmically.
Kagura suzu — hand-held bell tree with three tiers of pellet bells
Shamisen (三味線) — A banjo-like lute with three strings, the shamisen was brought to Japan from China in the 16th century. Popular in Edo's pleasure districts, the shamisen was often used in Kabuki theater. Made from red sandalwood and ranging from 1.1 to 1.4 meters long, the shamisen has ivory pegs, strings made from twisted silk, and a belly covered in cat or dog skin. The strings, which are of different thickness, are plucked or struck with a tortoise shell pick.