What is GAGAKU?
The Story of 1300years

Gagaku, meaning “elegant music”, is an ancient court music of Japan.

The music is of foreign origin and imported largely from China and Korea as early as the 6th century and established as a court tradition by the 8th century.

Mostly, and mainly it is played by three instruments which are Hichiriki, Sho, and Ryuteki. It is about the 10th century when it completed in its artistic form, and from whence it has been passed down from generation to generation under the patronage of the Japanese Imperial Family.

Instrumental performances of gagaku with dance are called Bugaku which you can enjoy in this show and the workshop.

Immerse Yourself in Ancient Japanese Music.

We produce special Stage Show and Workshop (in English) in Tenri city, Nara.



the Gagaku Experience
*Opens every Thursday, 7pm.
(All of the programs is reservation-only)

Stage Show

The music is smooth, very immersive, and linked to a gestural choreography.
Almost all of the seats are prepared for the front row of the show.


Try traditional clothes and dramatic masks as well as the ancient instruments.
The experience will take you into an ancient Japan.

+Yamato Dinner
(Additional Reservation is requested by up to 7days before)

After the workshop, we can serve seasonal cuisine in a buffet style.
Almost all of the vegetables are from local farmers and grown in Yamato(Nara) area.