An Illustrated Scroll of Bugaku Imperial Court Dances, Delicately Coloured
Ca. late Edo period (early to mid-1800s). Manuscript.
“Alongside the closely-allied music practice of gagaku, the establishment of the bugaku tradition during the Nara (710-794) and Heian (794-1185) periods reflected a growing interest in cultural and religious practices outside Japan and became part of the Japanese imperial court's broaden ...