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🎭 | Gei Maiko and others Stage flow Final confirmation Kyoto Gion Kobu, before the alternative small performance "Spring Ya"

Photo Maiko checking the actual movement in a mask (5th morning, Gion Corner, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City)

Final confirmation of the stage flow by Gei Maiko and others Before the alternative small performance "Spring Ya" in Gion Kobu, Kyoto

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In the performance starting on the 12th, the 4th performance of the spring-like Zashiki dance such as "Kaizukushi" and "Rokudan Kuzushi" will be performed, and a total of about 70 people will take turns in the 9-day performance.

Gion Kobu Kabukikai (Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City), one of the five flower districts of Kyoto, will perform a small performance "Miyako Odori" in place of the spring dance performance "Miyako Odori". → Continue reading

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4th performance

Six-step tone

Six-step tone(Rokudan no Shirabe, Rokudan no Shirabe, Rokudan no Shirabe)Danmonoと 呼 ば れ るKotoOne of.A representative song in a stepped or researched item.The ancestor of modern koto songsYatsuhashi KengyoIt is said that it was composed by.KotoTuning TheFlat tone.. (Later, I was able to change the tone of Kumoi) Each stage has 52 beats (104 beats, 54 beats only for the first stage) and consists of XNUMX stages. Koto group songAnd the majorityLocal songUnlike the song, it is a pure instrumental song without a song.Staggered songAlong withEdo PeriodIt is one of the representative songs of the classical koto song, and even in modern times.BGMWidely used as.It is also used as an ornamental teaching material in school education.Originally it is a solo piece of koto, but in many cases, several kotos are made and performed for posterity ensemble.SanxianWas also transferred to, and a replacement was made, in additionCrossbow,ShakuhachiEach school has also been treated,Three songs ensembleWith a replacement for the koto and the koto


Yatsuhashi Kengyo(1614 - 1685) Created the basis of modern koto songs based on.The koto instrument itself, andHow to playWas improved.GagakuTo the string adjustment method ofSemitoneThe koto songs after Yatsuhashi using the string tuning method by the yin scale that introducedSecular kotoIt is called.Yatsuhashi Kengyo is said to have established a stage in his koto work.The suite is a song with koto accompaniment, and the stage is a koto solo instrumental piece.The koto group songs have been composed by many composers since then, but all of them are the original songs of the koto, and since then they have been regarded as compulsory songs to obtain the koto profession.Rokudan no sekimono has been regarded as an important song as a song similar to the koto group song.In addition to the XNUMXth dan, "(XNUMXth dan)" and "(, XNUMXth dan)" are said to have been made by Yatsuhashi Kengyo.

However, there are various differences from the existing similar songs, and academically, it is currentlyIkuta styleEach faction,Yamada styleThis song played in is not considered to be the composition of Yatsuhashi itself.Probably Yatsuhashi's discipleKitajima inspection school, And that disciple'sIkuta inspection schoolIt is said that it may have been modified by.

At the time when Yatsuhashi Kengyo was improving the koto, the koto三味 線AndShakuhachiIs a rough model ofOne section cutSmall pieces of songs and instrumental music were played using (Hitoyogiri) and the like.It is presumed that Yatsuhashi Kengyo developed "Sugakaki" and "Rinzetsu" from such songs, and arranged and recomposed the songs called "danmono".The score of the popular song at that time was "" (1664), "" (Before 1687).

Hidden chant theory

Gregorian chantBecause the tone is similar to "Credo" and this song, "CredoWasn't it composed based on?There is a theory that[1][2].


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  1. ^ Tatsuo Minagawa"About the formation of the koto song" Rokudan "", "Introduction to Christian Music: A Guide to the Study of Western Music," Japan Christian Society Publishing Bureau, 2017, pp. 147-173.ISBN 9784818409705.
  2. ^ Koto song "Rokudan" and Gregorian chant "Credo" ~ Encounter between traditional Japanese music and Christian music ~ (CD of Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation)


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