Toyotake Wakadayu

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Toyotake Wakadayû as seen in a Meiji period print
  • Japanese: 豊竹 若太夫 (Toyotake Wakadayuu)

Toyotake Wakadayû was the founder of the Takemoto school of gidayû chanting and shamisen, a significant contribution to the development of ningyô jôruri (puppet theatre).

He was a student of Takemoto Gidayû, and the founder of the Toyotake-za theatre.


  • Gallery labels, East-West Center.