[Gidayu Bushi]

Gidayu Bushi is the music used in ningyo joruri, Japanese puppet theater. It was started by Takemoto Gidayu in Kamigata (the area around Kyoto and Osaka) during the Edo era and gained popularity along with the outstanding plays of Chikamatsu Monzaemon.


Handy guide! History of Japanese music
When you study Japanese traditional music, the first thing that will surprise you is the variety. This is due to the fact that the music created in various eras has not been lost but has been passed down to the present time and is still being performed, one of the major features of Japanese traditional music. Here, we introduce 9 of the most famous musical genres.