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Gagaku Performance


Haiden (worship hall)


Gagaku—a form of ancient Japanese court music—is said to have originated 1,400 years ago when it was brought to the Yamato Imperial Court from China and the Korean Peninsula. After a dedication to mark the 1400th anniversary of the death of Prince Shotoku, Tennojigakuso Garyokai will perform on the stage of Takano shrine with commentary by Shinryu Ono (Vice President of the Tennojigakuso Garyokai).




■Date: Sunday, July 24 2022, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   

■Venue: Takano Shrine (249 Miya, Tango-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture), Haiden (worship hall)    

■Performer: Tennojigakuso Garyokai    

■Performances: “Etenraku” (Kangen, wind and string Instruments)          

"Prince Lan-Ling” (Bugaku, dance performed with musical accompaniment)       

"Bato" (Bugaku, traditional Japanese court music accompanied by dancing)  

■Capacity: 60 people    

■Admission: ¥4,500 for seating, ¥2,500 for standing  



Takano Shrine



Modern gagaku, with costumes, instruments, and staging that have been handed down since ancient times, is often dedicated in ceremonies such as shoryo-e, the annual memorial service for Prince Shotoku, and although it is a performing art that Japan is proud of, opportunities for the general public to experience it are very limited. It is also a traditional performing art that requires a great deal of skill, which means that opportunities for new approaches to performance are extremely rare.            


In a time when we are losing skilled performers and craftspeople due to an aging population and a marked decline in the industry, TOMORROW FIELD’s goal is to nurture the sensibilities of viewers through new artistic expression that weaves together people, talent, and technology. In addition, with a view to improving the performance of and access to gagaku, we aim to make this performance the first in an initiative that will lead to future links between traditional performing arts and the present.             

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Prince of Lan-Ling


TENNOJI GAGAKU (Tennoji-gakuso Garyokai) is an organization that teaches and performs court music and dance with a focus on gagaku, which is said to have been established at Shitennoji Temple, Osaka, in the seventh century after Prince Shotoku ordered the temple to make offerings to the three treasures (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha) through foreign music, the predecessor of gagaku. The fundamental purpose of this organization is to perform music and dance for shoryo-e, the annual memorial service for Prince Shotoku, and as one of Sanpogakuso, it has supported the dissemination of gagaku in Japan.            





We believe that Article 17 of the Constitution, which begins with the phrase: "Harmony is to be valued." It conveys the wish for world peace that transcends all boundaries and is the wish of every citizen of the world.          


One of the missions of TOMORROW FIELD is to help all people living in the present age to become a part of building a better future through creative approaches to food, art, architecture, and crafts. We believe that the beauty of bugaku—its instruments, costumes, and people—is an opportunity to cultivate our heart field.

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