Sumizawa Kengyo

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Sumizawa as seen in a Meiji period print celebrating the seven greats of bunraku
  • Japanese: 角澤検校 (Sumizawa Kengyou)

Sumizawa Kengyô is credited with being the first person to employ shamisen music as accompaniment for ningyô jôruri (puppet theater).


  • Gallery labels, East-West Center.[1]