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JAPAN traditional

Far Side Music |  JAPAN traditional

CONTEMPORARY

CONTEMPORARY

Young and current musicians, and some older ones too, rooted in tradition exploring new directions. Click here to select different instruments and styles.

CLASSICAL

CLASSICAL

Folk and Traditional styles from throughout Japan. Click here to select different instruments and styles.

SHM-CD TRADITIONAL MUSIC BEST 10

SHM-CD TRADITIONAL MUSIC BEST 10

Series of the best 10 traditional albums released on SHM-CD (Super High Material)

TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT BEST SELECTION SERIES

TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT BEST SELECTION SERIES

Series that showcases the very best of Japanese traditional music and entertainment, from shakuhachi, biwa and koto to kabuki, noh, nagauta and more.

BAMBOO COMPANY

BAMBOO COMPANY

Excellent record label and studio situated near Mount Fuji. Traditional music in contemporary settings.

JAPANESE TRADITIONAL DANCE SERIES

JAPANESE TRADITIONAL DANCE SERIES

Music to accompany Japanese tradtional dance such as butoh or in kabuki; gidayu, tokiwazu, nagauta and kiyomoto.

COLEZO! SERIES

COLEZO! SERIES

Superb series of the greatest traditional musicians playing koto, shakuhachi, tsugaru shamisen, taiko drums, taishokoto. Plus noh, gagaku, minyo, and excellent 2CD guides to minyo and choral music.

KYOTO RECORDS

KYOTO RECORDS

Releases of classical and contemporary traditional music from this excellent independent label. Most releases come with exemplary English liner notes.

MASTERS OF JAPAN

MASTERS OF JAPAN

Groundbreaking series of 25 CDs. The greatest masters, the greatest compositions of all the major traditions and instruments.

LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE SERIES

LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE SERIES

Series that focuses on Living National Treasures of traditional music, performing instruments such as shamisen, koto, shakuhachi, and styles including Nagauta and Gidayu.

TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

The wonderful world of traditional entertainments, from peddling toad oil on the streets to storytelling, haikara (refined) songs, old downtown Tokyo hits and sumo jinku, ex-sumo wrestlers excercising their vocal chords.

TRADITIONAL STREET ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

TRADITIONAL STREET ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

Japanese Traditional Steeet Entertainment, including storytelling with pictures, marching bands and street sellers.

KING RECORDS' JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC' SERIES

KING RECORDS' JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC' SERIES

Award winning series of excellent recordings by top musicians performing the most important traditional styles.Comes with English liner notes. Sound samples of all titles.

MUSIC OF JAPANESE PEOPLE

MUSIC OF JAPANESE PEOPLE

Excelent series of folk songs, work songs, festival music, soundscapes and unusual instruments.Comes with English liner notes. Sound samples of all titles.

Far Side Music |  JAPAN traditional

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