In addition to an extensive jazz vinyl collection and top notch audio system, the owner has decorated the place with art-film posters, old mm camera equipment and a fascinating series of Japanese film history photo books.
He himself was involved in documentary film making in years past and the shop still holds occasional film showings. The owner and his wife, and their pet cat, are very welcoming and are quick to offer more information on exploring the area LP) the shop. Opening hours vary but usually they are there from around 4 p. Eigakan is one of the more unique jazz spots in Japan and should not be missed.
Candy is the type of jazz spot that only exists in Japan. Located on a residential street in Chiba Prefecture, about a minute train ride east of central Tokyo, its owner has created a temple to jazz.
She has a collection of more than 5, albums behind the counter, and an audio system of such clarity that even very familiar albums sound entirely new. Despite Gion Kouta - Alfred Hause And His Tango Orchestra* - Tango In Tokyo (Vinyl located in a suburb of Tokyo, Candy is a well-known spot for musicians visiting Japan, and hosts regular live performances by local and overseas performers, leaning toward the more experimental types of jazz, though not exclusively.
Plan to make it a day trip visiting Candy and some of the sights around Chiba City. One of the best hidden jazz bars in town, located in the Kamata area of southern Tokyo far from the central tourist sites, this bar has been open since and is a small, square room on the third floor of an ancient building at the end of the wonderfully named Bourbon Road, a long street along the train tracks packed with small eateries and bars. The vibe of Pithecanthropus Erectus is rustic, dark and percent about the music, with the back wall of the room filled floor to ceiling with old, original jazz albums.
The owner is a LP) but chatty host, having taken over from the original owner a few years ago. Pithecanthropus Erectus makes no effort to be anything but what it is; a jazz bar that still feels and looks like it is Make a night of it on Bourbon Road.
This anecdote is a very suggestive image of the relationship of the decline of Gagaku and the rise of new art forms in the medieval period. Heike Biwa was preserved until the end of the Edo period by blind musicians who were under the jurisdiction of the Todoza, an organization for the supervision of various groups of outcasts. However, with the Meiji Restoration, the Todoza was disbanded and Heike Biwa rapidly fell into decline.
Today it is supported by a very few musicians and has barely escaped extinction. The influence of the stories and historical characters in the Tales of the Heike is very strong in Noh and kabuki and in Joruri and Nagauta, there are musical patterns called "Heike-gakari" which are supposed to be reminiscent of Heike Biwa.
Modern biwa music mostly originates in the late Edo period in Kyushu with efforts to create a biwa style to support the samurai spirit. Although the themes are often taken from the Tales of the Heike, the instrumental music is much more elaborate.
Most consist of instrumental music that has been inherited as court music. It is the world's oldest extant style of traditional music played in a large-scale ensemble. The features of pronunciation of the Japanese language before the sixteenth century are passed on without change: the line of Ha is pronounced as fa, fi, fu, fe, fo, when singing the musical score of the Hichiriki instrument written in katakana as Shoga, for example by chanting the letters of the musical note to recite the melody, which implies that the whole style can be quite faithfully recreated.
The musical score written in Chinese characters, such as that of the Gakubiwa instrument, has many similarities to a biwa musical score discovered in Dun Huang, China, and several older forms introduced from the Asian continent have been inherited.
This is a valuable record of Gagaku in the old days, in which Muneaki from a Raku family of Sho flute compiled the records of Gagaku, mainly about the Sho flute and Bugaku gagaku piece with dance. History of Gagaku It is based on the ceremonial music introduced from China and South Asia prior to the tenth century. In China, Gagaku meant the music played in ceremonies. Togaku music, however, which is said to have been introduced from China and is presently played as Japanese Gagaku, is believed to be based on the music played in the Tang period at a party called the Engaku.
As for the categories of numbers, international names including Togaku, Komagaku and Rinyugaku music of Champa have been brought over, and the elements of Japanese ancient music before the introduction of the music from the continent were included.
These gakuso theater companies were called to Tokyo during the modern age and became the basis for the current Gakubu section of the Imperial Household Agency, but the tradition of each gakuso theater company has continued in each Gion Kouta - Alfred Hause And His Tango Orchestra* - Tango In Tokyo (Vinyl.
Moreover, it has mutually affected Minyo and Shomyo, and the Japanese original style has been created. Presently, about numbers are inherited in the Gakubu section, Shikibu-shoku Department, of the Imperial Household Agency. Historical Music of Shinto Ritual Kagura is a chanting and dancing performance and music dedicated to gods in Shinto rituals. Kagura may be observed at shrine festivals, and rarely at some temples. The word 'kagura' is commonly believed to have been transferred from 'kamukura' a seat for gods.
Kamukura means 'a place for gods to stay' where Shinto gods shall descend and enjoy together with the people a feast of chanting and dancing, which became called kagura, while miko shrine maidens purify uncleanness of gathered people and become mediumistic to transfer the gods' will to the people and the people's wish to the gods.
According to Kojiki the Record of Ancient Matters and Nihonshoki the Chronicle of Japankagura had its origin in a Japanese ancient myth of the oracular Amenouzume goddess of the dawn and revelry who had performed a dance in a chapter of Ama no iwato Cave of heaven. Since Sarumenokimi, who was regarded as a descendant of Amenouzume, was engaged in rituals for the repose of souls, the original form of kagura may be considered to have been an entertainment of the gods accompanying formal rituals for repose and the shaking of souls.
Kagura can be classified into two kinds, mikagura and satokagura, the former being performed in the imperial court and the latter among ordinary people. There are also some kagura created in the modern age and performed currently in many shrines. It is a combination of music and dance. It began in the middle of the Heian Period. There are various theories about its origins, including that it developed from a 'ta-asobi' ritual to pray for a good harvest before planting rice or that it was introduced from overseas, but there are still many uncertainties as to its origins.
Inpeople in Kyoto became enthusiastic about Dengaku and the aristocracy arranged performances for the Emperor. In the latter stage of the Heian Period Dengaku troupes were formed under the protection of temples and shrines. There was also a period when Dengaku was more popular than Sarugaku, another Japanese dance. The popularity of Dengaku declined as Yamato Sarugaku Japanese dance boomed.
Traditional Japanese Music "Kagura" playing in the shrine. Play with HD setting is recommended. Traditional Kagura playing in shinto shrine. It exhibits all the Japanese traditional music instruments.
The area was former Edo Castle in samurai period. Kyoto Imperial Palace Kyoto Imperial Palace preserves the look and ambiance of the Palace as it had been in the time of Japan's ancient imperial dynasties.
National Museum of Gion Kouta - Alfred Hause And His Tango Orchestra* - Tango In Tokyo (Vinyl History The museum houses and displays someartifacts of historical importance and cultural value that together help to tell the story of Japan's past.
Traditional Japanese Music - Wikipedia. Happy End, Haruomi Hosono and Maki Asakawa may be recognizable names to some, but the other equally worthy artists on the compilation remain unknown to most but the die hard fans.
Putting together the compilation was no easy task, as dealing with Japanese labels who own the rights can be notoriously difficult. So below is a list of 10 songs that did not make it onto the compilation tracklist, but still essential to telling the story of the angura scene. The picks come from Jake Orrall of Jeff the Brotherhood, whose initial idea for the compilation became reality through a collaboration with Light in the Attic, and Yosuke Kitazawa, one of the producers of the compilation.
Their only album is heavily influenced by The Band and James Taylor, its got that fantastic sad nostalgic feeling, I highly recommend. The second album in a conceptual series of two albums the other being New Sky by this influential folk ensemble led by Takashi Nishioka. Very folky in structure but with gorgeous swirling keyboards, buidling harmonies and bizarre arrangements. Kan Mikami is all over the place.
Known for his angry delivery and tortured poetic vociferation, Mikami was immensely popular in the Japanese folk underground from album one, and continues to be a highly influential figure in Japanese music and art.
The bartender was surprised to learn I was a fan of the band and promptly put their debut album on the turntable while we sat and drank ice cold beer from tiny glasses, amazed at our discovery. It was not the same bar though, theirs was in Osaka.
Each member of Happy End went on to have a prolific career of their own, and Ohtaki carved out a successful solo career with a series of idiosyncratic releases on his own Niagara label before achieving pop perfection with his hit album A Long Vacation in He was known for his romanticized nostalgia towards pre-war Japan, with vivid descriptions of bygone trends and old movie theaters.
Okabayashi has been called the God of Folk, and just as The Hawks launched their own career as The Band after a stint backing Dylan, a band known as Valentine Blue became Happy End after backing Okabayashi for his recordings and live shows. As the first track from her first album, this song was the introduction to Maki Asakawa, and what a perfect way to get into her smoky, dark world. It offers a great taste of her more jazzy side, which she often touched upon alongside her bluesy and folky sides.
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