歌舞伎義太夫三味線奏者

重要無形文化財総合指定保持者

1955年 広島市生まれ

1969年 母の勧めで三味線を始める(当時一四歳)

1972年 国立劇場第一期文楽研修生になる

1974年 研修終了。野澤松之輔の内弟子となる

      同年四月、国立劇場文楽公演で初舞台

1979年 松竹歌舞伎に入る

      国立劇場『仮名手本忠臣蔵』で歌舞伎の三味線方として初舞台

1999年 重要無形文化財総合指定保持者になる

2004年  『創作浄瑠璃の会』設立。創作浄瑠璃の弾き語り活動開始

2016年  『三味似粋人ジャパン』設立

現在、松竹歌舞伎(東京 歌舞伎座、国立劇場、新橋演舞場、京都 南座、大阪 松竹座、名古屋 御園座、福岡 博多座、等)で演奏。

「児雷也豪傑譚話」「NINAGAWA 十二夜」他を作曲。

同時に、国立劇場研修生講師、学習院大学非常勤講師を務めるなど、演奏家、講師として活動中

舞台を務める傍ら、「日本の伝統文化は地球を救う!」をキャッチフレーズに掲げ、ライフワークとして、昔話や民話、土地に伝わる話等を浄瑠璃風にアレンジした作品に作曲し、「創作浄瑠璃」を生み出し続け、一人でも多くの人たちに「三味線や浄瑠璃」を身近に触れてもらえる機会を作ろうと、弾き語りでライブ活動を行い、小学生から大人まで日本各地で伝えている。

竹本連中

竹本協会 理事

伝統歌舞伎保存会 会員

義太夫協会 正会員

国立劇場養成課講師

​創作浄瑠璃 創始者

Kabuki Gidayu shamisen performer , As Takemoto renchu (Takemoto company)

Preservers of Important Intangible Cultural Properties by Minister of Japan

Matsuya Nozawa was born 1955 in Hiroshima city , Japan .

In 1969 , Began playing shamisen on recommendation of his mother .

In 1972 , Started the training period as the National Theatre (国立劇場) first phase Bunraku trainee .

In 1974 , He completed this training , and became a private pupil of Matsunosuke Nozawa (野澤松之輔).

The same year in April , Debuted at the National theater Bunraku performances .

In 1979 , Enter the company " Shochiku Kabuki " (松竹歌舞伎) , debuted as a shamisen performer of Kabuki play " Kanadehon Chushingura " (仮名手本忠臣蔵) at the National theatre .

In 1999 , Matsuya Nozawa was certified as Preservers of Important Intangible  Cultural Properties (重要無形文化財総合指定保持者) by Minister of Japan .

In 2004 , He established “ Creative Joruri society ” (創作浄瑠璃の会) , started the activities “ Hikigatari ( sing and play shamisen ) ” .

In 2016 , Matsuya Nozawa  established “ Shaminist Japan” (三味似粋人ジャパン) , which slogan  is  '' Japanese traditional culture save the earth !! ”. 

He plays shamisen enthusiastically for Shochiku Kabuki too (Tokyo Kabuki-za, National Theater, Shimbashi Activities Center, Kyoto Minami-za,Osaka Shochiku-za, Nagoya Misono-za and Fukuoka Hakata-za etc..)

 He composed “Jiraiya Superb Story”, ”NINAGAWA Twelfth Night” and so many others. 

On the other hand,he acts so widely not only as a shamisen artist but as a lecturer of Japanese tradition like follows, Lecturer for The National Theater Trainee, Part-time lecturer for Gakushuin University and so on.

He always says his motto is just “Japanese traditional culture must save the earth!”

As his lifework , Matsuya Nozawa compose and arrange and create the Japanese folk tales and Japanese old stories in  Joruri style , convey by chanting playing Gidayu shamisen ( as a storyteller).

Those activities must make people feel familiar with “Shamisen & Joruri” he believes.

Actually his passion is really accepted widely from elementary school students to adults not only in Japan but abroad.

Shaminist Japan

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