Gagaku-Japanese court music and home style kyoto in July

Enjoy traditional Kyoto home-cooking, called obanzai, before reveling in a rare, live performance of gagaku,

ancient Japanese court music, right before your eyes.


Gagaku has been performed at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto for more than 1,000 years, but

is seldom heard live even by most Japanese people.

Gagaku was enjoyed by the nobility, and therefore featured prominently in the famous novel “Tale of Genji.”


 You will have the opportunity to not only hear the court music of the nobility in person, but also

learn (in both English and Japanese) more about the traditional instruments, garments, and

how the music is coordinated.

The performers will even let you touch the instruments and curious sheet music, and

answer any questions you may have.

Two lucky guests will even get to try on the unique gagaku garments!

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 Nowhere else in Japan will you get to have a full live performance of gagaku with English explanation and authentic Kyoto cuisine!

Date: 29th of July /  6pm~8pm

Fee: 2,500yen

Venue: Kyomachiya Ryokan Sakura Urushitei lobby

Reservation is required.