Handbook of Japanese Music in the Modern Era

Handbook of Japanese Music in the Modern Era


  • 著者
  • Henry Johnson 編
  • 出版社
  • Brill
  • 出版年月
  • 2023年11月
  • ISBN
  • 9789004687172 / 9789004524019

Exploring an array of captivating topics, from hybridized Buddhist music to AI singers, this book introduces Japanese music in the modern era. The twenty-ve chapters show how cultural change from the late nineteenth century to the present day has had a profound impact on the Japanese musical landscape, including the recontextualization and transformation of traditional genres, and the widespread adoption of Western musical practices ranging from classical music to hip hop.

The contributors offer representative case studies within the themes of Foundations, Heritage, Institutions, and Hybridities, examining both musical styles that originated in earlier times and distinctly localized or Japanized musical forms.

Brill 書籍紹介より

第3章 ‘Reigakusha Gagaku Ensemble: Mediating between Ancient and Contemporary Practice’ で、近年の雅楽の動向について、具体的事例を交えつつ解説しています。

国際文化学研究科 教授 寺内直子


  • Introduction: Japanese Music in the Modern Era
  • Part 1 Foundations
    • Chapter 1 Sacred or Secular? The Dilemma of Theatrical Kagura
    • Chapter 2 Buddhism and Modern Music in Japan: From Praise Songs to Popular Music
    • Chapter 3 Reigakusha Gagaku Ensemble: Mediating between Ancient and Contemporary Practice
    • Chapter 4 The “Heike Brothers” and the 800-Year Transmission and Reception of Heike Musical Narrative
    • Chapter 5 Eisā: Between the Expression of Okinawan Identity and the Appropriation of Okinawan Culture
    • Chapter 6 Ainu Ways of Being in the Contemporary: Music and Dance as Cultural Practice
  • Part 2 Heritage
    • Chapter 7 Getting into Min’yō: Online and Offline Access to Japanese Folk Song
    • Chapter 8 Traditional Folk Music in Contemporary Japan: Case Studies of Standardization and Diversification in Tsugaru Shamisen and Folk Song
    • Chapter 9 Naniwa-bushi: A Musical Narrative Born in Modern Japan
    • Chapter 10 An Innovative Conservative: Satsuma-biwa Practice and the Legacy of Fumon Yoshinori
    • Chapter 11 Wondrous Tones: The Transnational Appeal of the Shakuhachi through Time and Space
    • Chapter 12 Choreographing Sound: Ensemble Taiko Drumming in Modern Japan
    • Chapter 13 Studying the Past to Predict the Future: Yamauchi Reach, a Professional Percussionist in the Twenty-First Century
  • Part 3 Institutions
    • Chapter 14 Learning Musical Instruments in Japanese Schools
    • Chapter 15 Yōgaku, Western Music in Japan: Perspectives from Osaka
    • Chapter 16 Violin Playing and Women in Japanese Music
    • Chapter 17 The Suzuki Method, Yamaha System, and Japanese Traditional Music: A Case Study of Japanese Music Education in the Modern Era
    • Chapter 18 Ryukyuan Uta-sanshin in Modern Japan: The Influence of Government Institutions on Teaching and Performing
    • Chapter 19 Koto Modernities in the Twenty-First Century
  • Part 4 Hybridities
    • Chapter 20 Navigating the Past, Embracing the Present: Japanese Compositional Hybridity in Theory and Practice
    • Chapter 21 The Innate Hybridity of the Shamisen within Contemporary Music: The Physical, Musical, and Socio-Cultural
    • Chapter 22 Rethinking the Evolution of Japanese Music: Kunimoto Takeharu and Katō Kinji’s Electric Shamisen
    • Chapter 23 Japanese Popular Songs in the Twentieth Century: Adaptation, Hybridity, and Creativity
    • Chapter 24 Misora Hibari in Kōhaku Utagassen: From Modernity to Immortality
    • Chapter 25 Japanese Rap: A History of Style