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Japan and Okinawa
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Japan and Okinawa

Enjoy traditional sounds and songs from Okinawa and Japan. Dedicated to dearest friends on distant sands, Hiroyuki [Okinawa] and Shizuka [Tottori].

The following recordings are made available online by the artists, their labels, or other official representatives. The intention of posting links here is to inform visitors to this site of some of the great music out there from lesser known artists. The site informs you of these links to shared music online as a means of supporting the artists. Please enjoy these selections and consider buying music from these great artists!

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    Site | Artist - Title

  1. visit the website!  Michael Gould - Honkyoku - Daha [excerpt]
  2. visit the website!  Japanese vendor in small pick-up truck calling "yaki imo... oishii, yaki imo"
          (get your toasty hot sweet potatoes)
  3. visit the website!  Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and Taiko Dojo - Sokobayashi
  4. visit the website!  John Singer - Shakuhachi Zen - Matsu Kaze
  5. visit the website!  John Singer - Naked [Shakuhachi] - Cedar and Bamboo

  6. visit the website!  Mizuno Kohmei and John Singer - Zen Shakuhachi Duets - Shika no Tone
  7. visit the website!  Minyo [Okinawan Folk Music] - Hatoma Bushi
  8. visit the website!  Classical Yaeyama [Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa] - Mamitoma
  9. visit the website!  Classical Yaeyama [Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa] - Basu no Tori + Sakiida Bushi
  10. visit the website!  Kajiyadefu Bushi [first song traditionally played in an Okinawan music concert]

  11. visit the website!  Kuti Bushi [slow elegant song and dance]
  12. visit the website!  Yasujiro Ozu - Festival Music [soundtrack piece from Floating Weeds and Late Autumn]
  13. visit the website!  Nanae Yoshimura, koto, with Joseph Rescigno conducting -
          excerpt from Minoru Miki's opera Joruri
  14. visit the website!  Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka and Taiko Dojo - Tsunami
  15. visit the website!  Puripuri Vending Machine

  16. visit the website!  Japanese Music Periods [text and audio overview]