Gagaku Orchestra The customary arrangement of musicians, in formal costume.

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The word Gagaku literally means "elegant music", and it is the broad designation for ancient Japanese music.

Japan's Ancient Music & Dance, Gagaku is the world's most ancient form of orchestral music. A uniquely Japanese art form, Gagaku is filled with infinite musical resonances from all across Eurasia. This deeply moving music transcends time and space.