Yokyoku, which is also called "utai", is the music that is used in Noh. Noh is an art first formed by the father and son team of Kan'ami and Zeami with the backing of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and developed during the Muromachi era mainly with the patronage of the samurai class.


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.