Toyohara Muneaki

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  • Born: 1450
  • Died: 1524
  • Japanese: 豊原統秋 (Toyohara Muneaki)

Toyohara Muneaki was an Imperial court musician, a specialist in gagaku and the shô in particular. A member of the Toyohara family of shô players known today as the Bunno family, he is known for authoring the Taigenshô in 1511-1516. One of the most influential encyclopedias of musical topics produced in premodern Japan, the Taigenshô is over 1,860 pages long in modern print.