Volume 16 in the Commmons:Schola series is of Japanese pop music as chosen by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Comes with 120 page hard cover book and carbon offset CD. Sakamoto examines how music brought from the west at the end of Edo period, was blended with Japanese traditional and ancient music at the beginning of the Meiji period and how this blending of sounds has progressed until the present day. Various genres of music include musicals, popular songs, enka, rock, folk and new music.
1. Taeko Onuki & Ryuichi Sakamoto / Akatonbo 2. Teiichi Futamura / Aozora 3. Kenichi Enomoto / Share Otoko 4. Ichiro Fujiyama / Okawokoete 5. Ichiro Fujiyama / Tokyo Rhapsody 6. Michiko Namiki , Noboru Kirishima / Ringo no Uta 7. Ichiro Fujiyama, Mitsue Nara / Aoi Sanmyaku 8. Hibari Misora / Ringo Oiwake 9. Hachiro Kasuga / Otomi San 10. Kazuko Matsuo, Hiroshi Wada and Mahina Stars / Dare Yori mo Kimi wo Aisu 11. Michiya Mihashi / Tasshadena 12. Kyu Sakamoto / Sukiyaki ( Ue wo Muitearuko) 13. The Folk Crusaders / Kanashikute Yarikirenai 14. Sahciko Nishida / Kurenai Hotel 15. Keiko Fuji / Keiko no Yume wa Yoru Hiraku 16. Ryo Kagawa / Kyokun 1 17. Yumi Arai / Hiroki Gumo 18. Chu Kosaka / Horo 19. Sugar Babe / Down Town 20. Quruli / Bara no Hana 21. Zainichi Funk / Bakudan Kowai 22. Asa-Chang & Junrei / Ending