Gagaku is considerded one of Japan's five major traditional forms of performing art, along with
Noh, Kyogen, Bunraku and Kabuki

Gagaku is one of the oldest form of Japanese music which came into existence in the Heian Period and
retains its role as court music even today.

There are some instrumental pieces, but most of them are accompaniment for dances.

You can watch Gagaku performance on May 1st at Atsuta Jingu each year for free.

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