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Japanese Traditional/Folk

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Ages: 10 - 18
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Ningyo Johruri Bunraku Puppet Theatre
From YouTube, produced by UNSECO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity- 2008
This is a short mini- documentary on one of Japan's foremost stage arts, the Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatre.   Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatre is a blend of sung narrative, instrumental accompaniment, and puppet drama. This theatrical fo... [more]
October 16, 2012 at 08:47 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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Kabuki Theatre
From YouTube, produced by UNSECO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity- 2008
This is a short mini-documentary on Kabuki Theatre. Kabuki is a Japanese musical theatre where men play the parts of both male and female characters and wear elaborate costumes and make-up.  (04:23)
October 16, 2012 at 08:50 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Tokyo Ondo, by Naoyuki Harada
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This is an example of traditional Japanese min'yō music.  Min'yō is generally connected to forms of work or to specific trades and were originally sung between work or for specific jobs. Min'yō was also used as entertainment, as dance accompaniment, ... [more]
October 16, 2012 at 08:25 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
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Noh Theatre
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This video teaches about Noh, one of the oldest type of theatrical performance.  Noh is a form of musical theatre that originated in the 14th century. Performers wear ornate masks and are accompanied by taiko and other percussion and woodwind instrum... [more]
October 16, 2012 at 08:56 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
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Música Relajante Sintoísta
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This is video of a Shinto music concert in Japan. The instruments played are the koto and the shakuhachi.  It features traditional surroundings and decor as well as music.  (05:49)
October 16, 2012 at 09:02 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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Taiko Drum Performance in Ueno Park
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This is amateur video of a Taiko Drum performance.  The taiko drums are barrel shaped and made from trees that are at least 200 years old. The trees are then cured for 50 years before being made into the taiko drum. A Japanese taiko performance invol... [more]
October 16, 2012 at 08:35 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
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Dueling Shamisen
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The shamisen is a traditional Japanese musical instrument, consisting of three strings and played with a plectrum called a bachi.  Here, two musicians play a gripping duet.   (03:43)
October 16, 2012 at 08:41 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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Linkin Park - "Nobody's Listening" featuring shakuhachi flute
From YouTube, produced by Produced by F-ProMusic Published by Fontaine Productions
This is an example of a contemporary group using the shakuhachi, a Japanese flute. The shakuhachi is a bamboo flute. It was played as part of folk songs and by Zen Buddhist monks. Its uplifting, natural sound continues to be popular all around the w... [more]
October 16, 2012 at 08:53 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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雅楽:越天楽 Gagaku: Etenraku
From YouTube
This is a video of a Gagaku performance. Gagaku is Japanese classical music that has been played in the Imperial Courts for centuries.  Wind, string, and percussion instruments are vital to this genre of music.  (09:40)
October 16, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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