[ boo-gah-koo ]
/ bʊˈgɑ kʊ /
a classical Japanese dance of Chinese origin, originally designed as entertainment for the imperial palace: performed exclusively by men, who serve as both dancers and musicians.
Origin of bugaku
< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese wǔ dance + yuè music; cf. gagaku
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