Gagaku
Gagaku (雅楽, gagaku, ancient imperial court music and dances, lit. "elegant music") is a type of Japanese classical music that has been performed at the Imperial Court in Kyoto for several cent...
Hichiriki
These are the wind instruments. The Shou is a Japanese free reed musical instrument that was introduced from China during the Nara period. The Hichiriki is a...
Gagaku - Video
UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2009 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00265 Description: Gagaku, chara...
Shō (instrument)
The shō (笙) is a Japanese free reed musical instrument that was introduced from China during the Nara period (AD 710 to 794). It is modeled on the Chinese sheng, although the shō tends to be small...
Etenraku
Etenraku (越天楽, literally music brought from heaven) is a Japanese gagaku melody and dance. It is usually played with a hichiriki or ryūteki, and is accompanied by other traditional instruments suc...
Komagaku
Komagaku (高麗楽) is a form of Gagaku (traditional Japanese court music) form arranged in the Heian period mainly based on Bohai music and sankangaku (the music of the Three Kingdoms of Korea and is ofte...
Saibara
Saibara (催馬楽) is a genre of accompanied vocal Japanese court music that existed during the Tang period in the Nara and Kyoto regions. It draws from traditional folk music (fūzokuuta (風俗歌)) of the...
Togaku
Tōgaku (kanji: 唐樂; literally "Tang Dynasty music") is the Japanese pronunciation of an early style of music and dance from the Tang Dynasty in China. Tōgaku was introduced into Japanese culture from ...
Komabue
The komabue (高麗笛) ("Korean flute") is a transverse fue that is used in traditional Japanese court music.
The komabue is typically constructed from bamboo. It is a transverse flute with six fin...
Hichiriki
The hichiriki (篳篥) is a double reed Japanese fue (flute) used as one of two main melodic instruments in Japanese gagaku music, the other being the ryūteki. The hichiriki is difficult to play, due ...
Ryūteki
The ryūteki (龍笛, literally "dragon flute") is a Japanese transverse fue made of bamboo. It is used in gagaku, the Shinto classical music associated with Japan's imperial court. The sound of the ...
Shinto music
Kagura performed by miko at the Hachiman shrine in Tamba, Hyōgo PrefectureShinto music is the ceremonial and festive music of Shinto (神道), the native religion of Japan. Its origin myth is the er...