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The <i>Shamisen</i>: Tradition and Diversity

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The <i>Shamisen</i>: Tradition and Diversity

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The <i>Shamisen</i>: Tradition and Diversity by Henry Johnson
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The shamisen is a traditional Japanese musical instrument. It was introduced to Japan in the mid-sixteenth century via China and the Ryukyu Islands, and was quickly established as a culturally significant musical instrument in its new context. The instrument - a three-string lute - developed numerous styles of performance and is found as a solo and ensemble instrument in diverse social and cultural contexts. The shamisen is known as an instrument of geisha in the entertainment districts; it is used in kabuki and bunraku theatre; and also has an established place within a wide-range of performance traditions, many of which are depicted in woodblock prints and other art depicting everyday life of the Edo period. This book, which is based on the author's field research in Japan, is a history of the shamisen. It locates the instrument within its various social and cultural contexts, and includes accompanying illustrations (e.g., woodblock prints, photographs and illustrations) to help show visually the place of the instrument in traditional and modern Japan.
Release date Australia
December 1st, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Imprint
Brill
Pages
145
ISBN-13
9789004181373
Product ID
3674985

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