[Nagauta]

Nagauta is shamisen music that developed together with kabuki in the Edo era. It late became popular as music in its own right, separate from the kabuki stage.

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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.

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