Kiyomoto is a narrative style of shamisen music that was founded by Kiyomoto Enjudayu in 1814. It is quite different to Gidayu or Tokiwazu, reflecting both narrative and lyrical styles. Particularly the vocal part is a lot higher with a falsetto quality. The shamisen is also thinner and the tunings higher. Generally the shamisen sounds less percussive and because of its relative sweetness, kiyomoto is often used to accompany the love scenes of a kabuki play.