Rokudan no shirabe - the six step road

In this Yatsuhashi Kengyō’s (1614-1685) piece for the koto with an easily memorable melody, every step is similar to the next but still different, bringing is both closer and taking us away. The Japanese traditional music culture has had influences from its Eastern neighbors, but has created a special refined world of sounds according to its tone sensitivity, often hiding the magic between the sounds.

I will introduce the Japanese traditional music culture through the instruments. These are koto, biwa, shamisen, shakuhachi, kugo harp, and percussion instruments.

Rokudan no shirabe - the six step road 14:30Lilian Langsepp, Tartu Ülikooli õppejõud ja interpreet, Tartu Ülikool