Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)

Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)


sleeve + vinyl in excellent cond., incl. original insert


The Japanese folk music here reproduced was selected from eighty-odd recordings made directly in the field during 1950-51 in an area of Japan centering about Okayami prefecture. A few of the songs of more distant areas are included. The selections are to a large measure representative of the Folk Music of all of Japan. Because some of the types of folk music, especially the Kagura and Bon dancing songs, may be extremely lengthy, only relatively short excerpts from them are reproduced here.

Includes four page insert with introduction and notes on the recordings.
© 1952 Folkways Records and Service Corp. NYC

A1. Sado Okesa
A2. Waka
A3. Bitchu Kagura
A4. Bitchu Kagura (Cont’d.)
A5. Omiya Odori
A6. Ishiya Bushi
A7. Kagura-bayashi
A8. Ashimori Ondo
B1. Ishiya-bushi
B2. Itokuri-uta
B3. Maritsuki-uta
B4. Shiraishi Odori
B5. Shiraishi Odori (Cont’d.)
B6. Usuhiki-uta
B7. Matsuyama Odori
B8. Urashima Odori


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