|“||A geisha and an actor aren't all that different.||”|
— Miyokichi, episode 5
Characteristics of kouta
- The shamisen (a stringed instrument much like a guitar) is used, and the geisha sings.
- It normally accompanies rakugo.
- Are the Plums in Bloom? - a song that Kikuhiko played as a replacement for a young instumentalist, Ochiyo.
- Itako - a song played for Kikuhiko's stage entrance after Yakumo the 7th's death