2,025 Tokiwazu-bushi Lyric Booklets (Shohon) from the Takeuchi Dokei Collection held by the Kunitachi College of Music Library, have been releasedJuly 1, 2023(Sat)
The Takeuchi Dokei Collection, held by the Kunitachi College of Music Library, is the world's largest collection of materials related to Edo-period Japanese music. The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, is pleased to announce the online release of a number of ukiyo-e prints, banzuke theater programs, nagauta lyric booklets (shohon), and gidayu-bushi lyric booklets (shohon) from that collection.
At this time, 2,025 Tokiwazu-bushi lyric booklets (shohon) have been released. You can search for these by entering 常磐津 in the "genre" (ジャンル) search box at the following link:
Because Tokiwazu-bushi developed chiefly within the field of Edo kabuki, most of the Tokiwazu-bushi lyric booklets in the Takeuchi Dokei Collection were published in Edo. However, the collection also includes 196 items published in Nagoya.
A commentary on Tokiwazu-bushi lyric booklets by Takeuchi Yuichi (Research Institute for Japanese Traditional Music, Kyoto City University of Arts) can be found under「竹内道敬文庫の世界」→ 「C 資料解説」at the following link: https://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/vm/kunitake/2023/06/C3.html