Instruments and their Notation
Costumes, Masks and Properties

two video cassettes of supplementary material

Series T: Tape 6 Materials T: The instruments and their Notation (54 min.);
SeriesU: Tape 10 Materials U: Costumes, Masks and Properties

Both include voice-over commentary in either Japanese or English. two booklets with detailed commentary


Text Book

Series T: Commentary Booklet 1 (Commentary in Japanese on Tapes 1-6)
SeriesU: Commentary Booklet 2 (Commentary in Japanese on Tapes 7-10); commentary in English on Tapes 1-10)

A total of 350 pages in Japanese and 80 pages in English are devoted to an introduction to the history, forms and instruments of gagaku, and detailed commentary on the contests of the video cassettes.

started 1999.12.25.
final update 2000.04.08.
wall paper courtesy of

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