Notes: C, D, Eb, Fb, G, A, and Bb - Key: C - Origin: Japanese - Category: Octatonic Scales
The C Banshikicho uses eight notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Octatonic -scales that have Eight-note (or Eight-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of two black keys: Eb, and Bb and five white keys: C, D, Fb, G, and A. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Akebono I, C Akebono II, and C Han-Iwato - as great choices for composing or improvising Japanese music.
If we take a look a the key signature of the C Banshikicho Scale we can find it has three flats and no sharps. Therefore, on sheet music you will find three accidentals on the score. The notes of this scale are: C, D, Eb, Fb, G, A, and Bb.