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Chinen Saburo

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  • Japanese: 知念 三郎 (Chinen Saburou)

Chinen Saburô was the final living gakushi (master musician) of the Ryukyuan royal court. He was interviewed by Yamauchi Seihin in 1923, leaving the only written record of the actual melodies of Ryukyuan royal processional music (rujigaku).

Chinen also taught rujigaku to his eldest son Chinen Kenshô (知念賢松, 1903-1979), who in turn taught Aharen Hon'yû.

References

  • Kina Moriaki 喜名盛昭, "Shuri ôfu no rujigaku"「首里王府の路次楽」, in Shuri ôfu no rojigaku 首里王府の路次楽, Naha: Okinawa ken minzoku geinô hozonkai (1982), 10.
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