Japanese Traditional Performing Arts - A Bilingual Guide


N. Masayuki ; J. Hunter

Publisher Tankosha

ISBN 9784473035721

Idea Code 19462


With its clear presentation and comprehensive overview, this guide to Japanese traditional performing arts is essential for anyone interested in discovering more about the subject. Beginning with Noh and Kyogen, it goes on to give detailed explanations of many other traditional forms of performing arts, such as Kabuki, Shomyo (Buddhist chant), Buyo (traditional dance), Gagaku (classical music for the imperial court), Kagura (Shinto theatrical dance), and Bunraku (puppet theatre). The guide also features an entire section on Japanese instruments, with photographs for visual reference.

192 p, ills bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese/English


$34.50


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