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      Name: The yu is a Chinese percussion instrument. It is still played today in Chinese courts and rituals.
      Also known as: eo (Korean name)
      Invented during: Qin Dynasty (mentioned in Book of Documents in 600 B.C.)

      Classified as: Hornbostel -Sachs 112.211
      Disambiguation: Chinese traditional instrument, scraper idiophone
      Similar to: zhu, guban, wooden fish

      Description: The yu is carved from wood and painted to represent a small tiger with wooden "teeth" on its back; it's played by scraping a bamboo whisk over the teeth.

      External links: Features China

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              zaphodbeeblebrox CatQuest, the Endeavouring Cat!
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              JSchug16 Jennifer Schug
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