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Table of contents

Foreword
Preface
CD Track List

  1. International Interface: Looking Westward
    Setting the Scene
    The "West" Goes to Japan
    Meiji-Period Modernization
    World War I and Immediately Following

  2. International Interface: Looking Eastward
    Tradition in a Time of Change
    Interface in the First Millennium
    The Gagaku Ensemble as We Hear It
    Aerophones
    Chordophones
    Membranophones and an Idiophone
    Percussion Parts in Gagaku Music
    Strokes and Stroke Sequences
    Coordinated Percussion Patterns
    Gagaku Through Time

  3. Focusing Inward and Across Boundaries
    Beyond Classical Music Training
    Beyond the Palace
    Beyond the Temple
    Fuzzing of Folk and Popular
    Tsugaru syamisen
    The Syamisen
    Drumming Ensembles
    Matsuri bayashi:
    Within the World of Koto
    Keiko Nosaka and the Twenty-stringed Koto
    Tsukushi-goto
    Yatsuhashi ryû and "Rokudan"
    Ikuta Kengyô and Yamada Kengyô
    Michio Miyagi and Shin Nihon Ongaku
    Traditional Music for Koto
    Contemporary Composition for Koto
    From Theater to Film

  4. Intertextuality in the Theatrical Arts
    The Nô drama and Ataka
    The Staging
    The Plays and Musical Setting
    The Acting Forces
    Movement
    The Musicians and Instruments
    The Kabuki Theater
    From Nô to Kabuki
    Kanjinchô
    The Musicians
    The Music
    The Film Men Who Step on the Tiger's Tail

  5. Managing International Interface
    Continuing Interface
    Looking to the East
    Niche Musics from Around the World
    Jazz and the Authenticity Issue
    Hip-hop in Japan
    Continuing the Inward Look
    National Cultural Policies
    The Choral Phenomenon
    Music and the Media
    Film Music
    Enka
    J-Pop
    Theme Songs
    The New York Nexus
    Noise

  6. From Japan outward
    Japanese Diasporas
    Karaoke
    Jazz and "Japaneseness"
    Kurasiku ongaku
    Keiko Abe and the Marimba
    Conclusion

Glossary
References
Resources
Index



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