Gagaku Instrument Quiz


Gagaku is a combination of Japanese traditional music and dance, originating in Japan. Today we can enjoy three different gagaku styles: traditional Japanese music and dance, influenced by the music and dance introduced from the Asian continent, and created in a later period. The gagaku style was established as early as 1,000 years ago in the middle of the Heian Period. This music is the oldest music in Japan. Under the protection of the imperial family, gagaku has passed down from generation to generation and is just like it used to be played in the Heian Period. As you can see, the instruments used for gagaku are very different from the musical instruments you are familiar with. Guess what the instruments are called.