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Female style Gidayū;Listening to HONMOKUTEI, vol.11

  • Organization : General Incorporated Association Gidayū
  • Section : Project for improvements in the creative environment
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


Due to concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consideration of the health and safety of participants and staff members, this program was canceled.

Association Gidayū is holding a special event at which it will present a digital restoration of an old audio recording from its archives featuring female-style Gidayū, complete with expert commentary. The event will give Gidayū practitioners the opportunity to learn from a renowned performance of the past, and audience members the chance to appreciate performance highlights.

Commentary: Yuko Mizuno
Piece: “Koinyoubou somewaketazuna Shigenoi Kowakare no dan” (recorded live at Honmokutei on March 2, 1969)
Jōruri: KozukaTakemoto
Shamisen: Sansho Tsuruzawa


General Incorporated Association Gidayū
Launched in 1970 with the aim of popularizing and advancing Gidayū.
The group comprises professional performers from fields such as Kabuki Gidayū, female-style Gidayū and Buyo dance, as well as Gidayū aficionados. The group has been dubbed the “Leader of the Music,” and its mission is to take Gidayū – which has greatly influenced other forms of Japanese music and narrative arts – to the next generation.


General Incorporated Association Gidayū
Tel: +81-(0)3-6265-1880
Fax: +81-(0)3-6265-1881
E-mail: am-giday@gidayu.or.jp


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