Music of Japan
The music of Japan includes a wide array of performers in distinct styles both traditional and modern. The word for music in Japanese is 音楽 (ongaku), combining the kanji 音 "on" (sound) with the kanji...
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Ryukyuan music
What a great music this is! Rinken band home page: http://www.rinken.gr.jp/entertainment/rinkenband/
Para Para
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Hichiriki
These are the wind instruments. The Shou is a Japanese free reed musical instrument that was introduced from China during the Nara period. The Hichiriki is a...
Shakuhachi
Live Performance in Japan. In the tradition of the ancient music for shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) played for Zen meditation practice, Brooklyn Sanya br...
Shinobue
Fu-in, a Chicago shinobue club, plays Sakura on their Japanese flutes called shinobue.
Ryuteki
Ryuteki is side flute of Gagaku the ancient orchestra in Japan, it made by bamboo. That is too expensive. My flute is not bamb Ryuteki is side flute of...
Nohkan
Departures (おくりびと, Okuribito) is a 2008 Japanese film by Yōjirō Takita. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Oscars. Soundtrac...
Shamisen
Dueling..Shamisen? Very cool. I like how some music will give you chills because it just sounds so good. Enjoy!
Koto (musical instrument)
A very nice song played by Koto. I took it in January 1st, 2010. In the lobby of Renaissance Hotel Sapporo, Hokkaido. And psst....the koto player also a beau...
Kokyu
The traditional Japanese song Hana is played by kokyu. Kokyu is a traditional Japanese string instrument played with a bow. The kokyu is similar to two Chi...
Music of Japan - Umekichi
traditional Japanese music, Edo-era minyo folk songs, shamisen hayashi, SXSW Austin 2006, South by Southwest Japan nite, Japanese artists.
Music of Japan - Sakura
Very famous Japanese folk music.
Noh
UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2008 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00045 Description: Nôgaku theatr...
Gagaku - Video
UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2009 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00265 Description: Gagaku, chara...
Traditional Japanese music
Traditional Japanese music is the folk or traditional music of Japan.
There are three types of traditional music in Japan: instrumental, theatrical and court music.Kabuki (歌舞伎) is a type of Japane...
Japanese traditional dance
There are two main types of Japanese traditional dance: Odori, which originated in the Edo period, and Mai, which originated in the western part of Japan. Odori grew out of Kabuki drama and is more o...
Onkyokei
The Onkyo music movement or Onkyokei (音響系, Onkyōkei) (translation: "reverberation of sound") is a form of free improvisation, emerging from Japan in the late 1990s. Onkyō (translation: "sound,...
Picopop
A chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music produced by the sound chips of vintage computers, video game consoles, and arcade machines, as well as with other m...
Ryukyuan music
Ryukyuan music (南島歌謡, Nantō kayō) is an umbrella term that encompasses diverse musical traditions of the Amami, Okinawa, Miyako and Yaeyama Islands of southwestern Japan. The term of "Southern...
Shibuya-kei
Shibuya-kei (渋谷系, [ɕi̥bu͍ja-kei]) is a subgenre of Japanese pop music which originated in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. It is best described as a mix between jazz, pop, and synthpop.
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Taiko
This kumi-daiko performance at the Tsukiji Hongan-ji Festival involves several performers switching between chū-daiko. Performers lean toward and away from the drum by adjusting the degree of bend i...
Ainu music
Ainu music is the musical tradition of the Ainu people of northern Japan.Genres include the oldest, yukar (mimicry), which is a form of epic poetry, and upopo, in which "the second contrapuntal voice ...