The "Kane" (鉦) is often found in traditional Japanese music or Min'yō. Although sometimes suspended from a bar, it is more common for a musician to hold the bell in place with one hand beat it with the other using a special mallet, often made from bone. The kane makes three distinct sounds: chon - hitting the middle; chi - hitting the inside edge; and ki - reversing the stroke. This kind of onomatopoeic mnemonic or shouga is common in Japanese music. There are several sizes of kane, such as the atarigane or the surigane.
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