Shinnai Tagatayuu Concert is a musical event showcasing Shinnai-bushi narrative song, organized by Shinnai Tagatayuu, the seventh iemoto in the Fujimoto branch of the Shinnai-bushi genre. This year featured a performance of “Meibutsu Ubagamochi, ” a classical Shinnai-bushi piece and one of the genre’s “Kokkeimono”.
Performance piece: “Meibutsu Ubagamochi”
Performers: Jōruri: Shinnai Tagatayuu
Shamisen: Tsuruga Kiyojyurou
Uwajyoshi: Shinnai Katushizu
Shamisen: Shinnai Katsuichirou
Uwajyoshi: Tsuruga Iseichirou
Shinnai Tagatayuu is the seventh iemoto in the Fujimoto branch of the Shinnai-bushi genre. He began studying with his father, the Living National Treasure Shinnai Nakasaburou, at the age of six. He gained his doctorate in musicology in the field of Shamisen music in the Musical Research Department of the Tokyo University of the Arts graduate school with a dissertation entitled “The origins and development of the Uwajyoshi tuning with reference to the koto.” He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the New Artist Prize of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in the 65th Arts Awards in 2015, the Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation in the 22nd Annual Prize in 2018 etc.
Contact: Noriko Tsunoda, Marii Tsunoda
The seventh iemoto in the Fujimoto branch of the Shinnai-bushi genre
2-3-3, Nishikannda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0065
Kioi Hall, Chiyoda City, Tokyo