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Koshiko Takemoto

Contact person :
Sansuzu Tsuruzawa
Position :
gidayu singer
I am a Gidayu-bushi narrator and singer = Tayuu. Gidayu-bushi is the musical narrative of the puppet theatre established by Takemoto Gidayu in the late 17C in Japan. Joryu-gidayu is a female reciter of Gidayu-bushi. Only men can perform for a puppet playing, but the women cannot do it, so women have continued stage activity only by the musical performance without puppet playing for a long time. Gidayu -bushi is so dramatic music that its expression is full of emotion and filled with energy. Nowadays, performance by joryu-gidayu can be enjoyed in various venues in addition to the concerts held regularly. Its fans and supporters have gradually expanded. Gidayu-bushi is narrative music. Vocal music and musical instruments are division of labor, so usually played by two people.

Last update : 17 May. 2022


It is a typical narrative costume of Tayuu in Gidayu-bushi.

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