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Kina Moriaki

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  • Born: 1944
  • Japanese: 喜名 盛昭 (Kina Moriaki)

Kina Moriaki is an Okinawan scholar of the music of the Ryukyu Kingdom. He is particularly known as the leading expert on rujigaku, the formal processional music of the Ryukyuan royal court.

Born in the village of Tamagusuku on Okinawa Island in 1944, Kina attended and graduated from the University of the Ryukyus. He later became a high school teacher at Okinawa Prefectural Hokuzan High School in Nakijin.

A member of the Tôyô Ongaku Gakkai (Society of Oriental Music), he has published numerous works on the music of the Ryukyuan royal court, and the influence of Chinese music and dance upon Okinawan arts.

Selected Works

  • (with Okazaki Ikuko 岡崎郁子), Okinawa to Chûgoku geinô 沖縄と中国芸能, Naha: Hirugi-sha (1984).
  • Shuri ôfu no rojigaku 首里王府の路次楽, Naha: Okinawa ken minzoku geinô hozonkai (1982).
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