During the The Meiji Period (1868-1912) and following Taisho period (1912-1926), Japan moved from an isolated feudal society to a modern country. These fundamental changes of social structure, economy, military etc.also gave rise to a Civil Rights Movement in Japan for democracy, civil and other rights. The movement prompted the Meiji government to establish a constitution in 1889 and was partially a success. During this time, folk songs depicted this Civil Rights Movement, here interpreted by Toshiyuki Tsuchitori, a veteran percussion player who has played by Ryuichi Sakamoto and many others. He has previously interpreted ancient Japanese music, as well as the songs of the political activist Azenbo Soeda. Wonderful and fascinating.
1. Miyako Fu-ryu Tonyare Bushi 2. Shosei Bushi (Yosakoi Bushi) 3. Minken Kazoeuta 4. Taikyo Don Don Bushi 5. Dinamite Bushi 6. Oppeke Pee Bushi 7. Yattsukero Bushi 8. Kairyo Bushi 9. Giin (Kinbu Bushi) 10. Mucha Kucha Bushi 11. Hookai Bushi 12. Denkasho Bushi 13. Ashio Kozan Rappa Bushi 14. Ah Kakumei wa Chikazukeri