Gagaku Concert

On 24th April, HIH Crown Prince Naruhito and HIH Princess Hisako of Takamado attended the Concert of Gagaku performed by the court musicians of Imperial Household Agency Music Department took place at Imperial Household Agency Music Department Hall inside Imperial Palace East Garden.

Gagaku is the ancient imperial court music and dances. Gagaku performed by the court musicians of the Imperial Household Agency Music Department is designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan. In 2009, Gagaku performed by Imperial Household Agency Music Department was also inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in accordance with the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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