Taiko Boom

Taiko Boom

Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion

eBook - 2012
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With its thunderous sounds and dazzling choreography, Japanese taiko drumming has captivated audiences in Japan and across the world, making it one of the most successful performing arts to emerge from Japan in the past century. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted among taiko groups in Japan, Taiko Boom explores the origins of taiko in the early postwar period and its popularization over the following decades of rapid economic growth in Japan's cities and countryside. Building on the insights of globalization studies, the book argues that taiko developed within and has come to express ne.
Publisher: Berkeley :, University of California Press,, 2012
ISBN: 9780520951433
0520951433
9780520272422
0520272420
9780520272415
0520272412
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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