Ichinomiya-City Masumida Shrine Buraku Ritualistic Performances (Masumida Jinja Buraku-Shinji)
Date : 04/29/2019
Gagaku means the "Orchestral Music" (considered the "Legitimate Music") for the popular music, and its origins are estimated to lay in the merging of original music practiced by Japanese people of ancient times with art originated from various countries of Asia, which made their way into the Japan of old. Upon creation of the Bureau of Court Music (Gagaku-Ryo, also called Utamai-no-Tsukasa) by the Code of Taiho (Taiho-Ritsuryo Law, 701), the formal structure of Gagaku was organized and regulated. When the Heian Period commenced, foreign music formats were gradually adapted to Japan customs and forms, being inherited and passed down the generations to this day.