The biwa is a Japanese short-necked fretted lute, often used in narrative storytelling. The biwa is the chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, poetry, and education in Buddhism.
the koto is very eliegant and special to all japanese culture.
what role does drama play in japan
Noh is a drama, which also involves dancing and music played on an important part. The hole act isn’t just done through singing it’s also done by dancing.
Kyogen is a form of traditional Japanese comic theatre. Kyogen is sometimes compared to the Italian comic form of commode dell arte which developed around the same period.
Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese drama with highly stylized song, and dance, now performed only by male actors, using body movements to express emotions, and including historical plays, domestic dramas, and dance pieces.
Bunraku was originally the name of the theatre in which this puppet drama was performed, but it came to be used as the name of the art itself and is today used as the official name of the puppet theatre.