Culture of Japanese Music
By: Ryan Kistemaker
Music To Dancing
Japanese music is another great case of a protected society. Traditional dances in Japan go back to the Edo period, this is where the Odori dance was created. Mai is a traditional dance starting in western Japan. Odori was made from the Kabuki plays. Mai, was changed by the Noh plays by entertainers wearing detailed carved masks and performed in private rooms.
The biwa is a Japanese short-necked fretted lute, often used in narrative storytelling.
The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument it was made from the Chinese zheng. The koto is the national instrument of Japan.
The shamisen is a three-stringed Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian.
Three types of Customary japanese music
Where does the style come from
- Destination 360. Japanese Culture. Destination 360, 2016. 5/3/16.
- Facts-about-japan. Japanese Traditional Music. Facts About Japan,2016. website. 5/3/16.
- Probst, Robert E. Elements of Literature. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000. Print.