For Goze artists, music was a life of servitude

Mar 19, 2014

For Goze artists, music was a life of servitude

by Stuart Munro

Walking in a line, hands gently touching the person in front and guided by someone able-sighted, blind female entertainers, known as Goze, would travel up and down Japan, come rain or snow, to play the shamisen and perform jōruri narrative music. Walking in unimaginable ...