Jiuta is shamisen music which was developed during the Edo era in Kamigata, what is now the area around Kyoto and Osaka. The blind musicians who had inherited Heike Biwa began to play the shamisen, and this was later closely linked to Sokyoku.


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.