With a history of over 1,200 years, Gagaku is the classical music not only of Japan but of the world.
Gagaku is a mixture of the ancient indigenous music of Japan and influences from the Korean peninsula and mainland China that flowed into Japan about 1,400 years ago, and matured into a form unique to Japan during the Heian period (794-1185).
Since ancient times, Gagaku has been passed down orally only in a limited number of families.
Although it has recently been performed by a variety of people, the form of the music, which has continued since the Heian period, has not changed.
We believe that we can learn a lot from Gagaku, which is an extremely valuable opportunity to listen to the music of those days in its original form.
Gagaku is a wonderful music that has no comparison in the world,
combining ancient Japanese philosophy, astronomy, statistics, ecology, and religious thought.
A variety of distinctive instruments are used in Gagaku.
The main ones are as follows
Sho / Hichiriki / Ryuteki, Komabue, Kagurabue / Biwa /
So / Wagon / Kakko and san no tsuzumi / Taiko / Shoko
We will write more about each instrument in detail in the future!
We want to play a role in connecting people around the world with traditional Japanese music.
If you are interested in recording Japanese traditional music, listening to experts, or anything else, please contact us!