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Kiyomoto Shizukodayū and Kiyomoto Ichitayū : 2nd performance of kiyomoto-bushi

  • Organization : Kiyomoto Shizukodayū
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single Individual
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


Kiyomoto-bushi is often performed to accompany kabuki dance or scenes from kabuki plays. Today, however, it will be performed as concert jōruri. This art is a typical vocal traditional performing art of Edo-Tokyo, and reveals the wealth of musical and verbal expression.
The piece Sono kouta yume mo Yoshiwara with the today rarely performed “Gonge” supplement will be performed in its entirety.
Kisen” from Rokkasen sugata no irodori will be performed by Tatewakare style in combination with veteran performers and young performers on both sides.

Jōruri: Kiyomoto Sizukodayū, Kiyomoto Kiyoedayū, Kiyomoto Kiyomidayū, Kiyomoto Ichitayū, Kiyomoto Kuniedayū, Kiyomoto Hisagodayū
Shamisen: Kiyomoto Yoshijirō, Kiyomoto Kikusuke, Kiyomoto Shizuzō, Kiyomoto Eikichi, Kiyomoto Yūjirō, Kiyomoto Yoshisaburō, Kiyomoto Yoshijūrō
Koto: Nakagawa Toshiyū


【Kiyomoto Shizukodayū】
Both his grandfather and father were past national living treasures. Shizukodayū performs mainly in kabuki theatre. He also teaching Kiyomoto-bushi in Tokyo University of the Arts as a part time lecturer.


Kiyomoto Shizukodayu
Japanese traditional music(Kiyomoto- bushi) performer


Kioi Small Hall (Chiyoda City, Tokyo)