traditional insteruments


The koto is best known instrument in japan it is used as a symbol of music and also a solo instrument. It has thirteen moveable bridges .there is also seventeen string koto


When playing the koto you must use tree fingers thumb, index and middle finger. You can adjust the bridges to make a sound higher or lower.

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.