(3) Music Department (Gakubu) Building

Gakubu Building

The Music Department (Gakubu) is in charge of the preservation and performance of the Gagaku as well as the performance of western-style music when a State Banquet or Court Luncheon is held at the Imperial Palace.
Gagaku in Japan is the most ancient, classical music and dance perfected generally in the middle of the Heian era (around 10th century). Gagaku Performance is held for the general public every autumn.