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Ningyo Joruri Bunraku / Tayu by Rosetayu Toyotake

TOYOTAKE ROSETAYU, SEIJI TSURUSAWA

Ningyo Joruri Bunraku / Tayu by Rosetayu Toyotake

Ref: FSV6444


Price: 28.99

Rosetayu Toyotake (born 1965) won the 2013 Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation Award, and is considered to be the new leading tayu (vocalist who recites the gidayu script of bunraku plays). In Bunraku, the tayu uses his vocal virtuosity to recite the puppet characters and the narrative descriptions of the scenes. He is accompanied by Seiji Tsurusawa on shamisen, a Living National Treasure. Performed July 2013 in Tokyo. 39 minutes, NTSC, Region Code 2.



Sketches of Myahk

Sketches of Myahk

Ref: FSV6374


Price: 34.99


The musician and the producer Makoto Kubota took a research journey to the Miyakojima islands, south of Okinawa after some spiritual experience deep in the Kumano mountains in 2007. There he met enormous musical and cultural heritages in conjunction with the spiritual roots of ancient Japan. He discovered elaborate religious rituals and songs held by selected village women and work songs with strong beat to give them the strength to survive through 3 centuries of feudal slavery. Their language also contains a higher rate of Japanese ancient words than modern Japanese does.

The film director Koichi Onishi followed in the footsteps of Kubota and took his camera along to film their performances and the unique daily life which is full of religious rituals. Kubota eventually finds the sugarcane farmers and the fishermen's wives who sing their own unique songs about their Gods and ancestors. He then successfully organized showcase concerts and brought them to Tokyo to perform. Some of the members are over 90 years old and came to Tokyo for the very first time.

This film also tells about the cultural heritage of the islands, Miyako-jima (Locally pronounced as Myahk). It is exemplified by old songs known as "Aagu", based on medieval or ancient song improvisation. There are also "Kamiuta", which are sacred songs sung when shamanic women pray in frequent rituals, sometimes in a trance-like state. The residents have been singing and passing on these songs for many generations. Faced with the crisis of extinction, this documentary explores the long hidden rituals, where the "Kamiuta" the sacred songs are sung and how related memories are passed on.

This film showcases many of their songs as well as interviews about the lifestyle and religious beliefs of Miyako, Myahk.

NTSC, Region Code 2, 104 minutes.



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Gei no Shinzui Series - Kiyomoto Kiyoki Nagare Hitomoto Ni (The Art of Traditional Performance - Enjudayu Kiyomoto, Umekichi Kiyomoto) (2 DVDs)

ENJUDAYU KIYOMOTO, UMEKICHI KIYOMOTO

Gei no Shinzui Series - Kiyomoto Kiyoki Nagare Hitomoto Ni (The Art of Traditional Performance - Enjudayu Kiyomoto, Umekichi Kiyomoto) (2 DVDs)

Ref: FSV6368


Price: 59.99

Two different schools of Kiyomoto- narrative Kabuki music. Takanawa School represented by Enjudayu Kiyomoto (joruri- narration) and Ume School by Umikichi Kiyomoto (shamisen- 3 stringed lute) perform on the same stage for the first time in 88 years. DVD 1 has documentary footage following their rehearsals from January 2010 until August 2010. DVD2 is of the performance that took place at the National Theatre Tokyo in August 2010. 180 minutes. NTSC Region Code 2.

DVD1- Documentary. DVD2 1. Shiki Sanbaso 2. Sumidagawa 3. Omatsuri


Gei no Shinzui Series - Nagauta Kokoro (The Art of Traditional Performance - Nagauta)

KATSUSABURO KINEYA, KATSUKUNI KINEYA

Gei no Shinzui Series - Nagauta Kokoro (The Art of Traditional Performance - Nagauta)

Ref: FSV6367


Price: 39.99

Master musicians of Nagauta ('long song', music which accompanies Kabuki). Katsutaro Kineya and Katsukuni Kineya display their sophisticated art of traditional performance. The concert was held at the National Theatre Tokyo in August 2008. 134 minutes. NTSC Region Code 2.

1. Goshoku no Ito 2. Yoshiwara Suzume 3. Kinekatsu Sanden no Uchi Adachigahara 4. Shokyoku-shu


Saigo no Yoshiwara Geisha Yondaime Minako - The Last Yoshiwara Geisha Minako III

MINAKO

Saigo no Yoshiwara Geisha Yondaime Minako - The Last Yoshiwara Geisha Minako III

Ref: FSV6363


Price: 39.99

The real memoirs of a Geisha. Documentary about a geisha, Minako III (1919-2010), the last geisha carrying 350 years tradition of Yoshiwara Geisha. Yoshiwara, was the famous and walled-in pleasure quarters of Tokyo, which flourished for centuries before prostitution laws closed it down in 1958. Men with money, from all levels of society, were entertained by geisha (non-prostitute entertainers). Minako was a geisha who entaertained guests at a tea house through playing shamisen, singing and dancing. She started to work in Yoshiwara at the age of eleven and continued to perform until she died at the age of 90. This DVD was filmed from July 2005 until January 2010, and features twenty traditional performances from Yoshiwara. NTSC, Region Code 2.



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Nagauta Shamisen - The Most Stylish Edo Music - Highlights from the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments Lecture Concert

HOJO KINEYA, TETSUKURO MATSUNAGA

Nagauta Shamisen - The Most Stylish Edo Music - Highlights from the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments Lecture Concert

Ref: FSV6257


Price: 34.99

Comes with English notes and subtitles. DVD of lecture and concert of Nagauta Shamisen performed by Hoju Kineya and Tetsukuro Matsunaga in 2010. The footage includes introduction to the instrument and interviews with the musicians. NTSC. 58 minututes.



Shidara Ao no Daichi Japan Tour - Now, Joined as One, We Go

AONODAICHI

Shidara Ao no Daichi Japan Tour - Now, Joined as One, We Go

Ref: FSV6256


Price: 39.99

Film of tour by taiko group formed in 1990 and based in Aichi. 104 minutes.

1. Ten no Uroko 2. Shino tsuku Ame 3. Ryu no Sumu Tani 4. Kagun 5. Iwayama no Kodo 6. Suzu naru no Kaze 7. Tsubasa motsu Mono 8. Yumemi-So (Yamazakura) 9. Soyo no Nami 10. Ao no Daichi 11. Ten no Komorebi 12. Ku Chu Kan


Hokkaido Tour

WADAIKO MATSUMURA-GUMI

Hokkaido Tour

Ref: FSV6172


Price: 41.99

Matsumura-gumi is a Taiko group formed in 1995 in Kobe to encourage those affected by the Great Hanshin Earthquake which resulted in the death of over 6000 people. Over the years the group have developed their music to include South American instruments such as ocarina, kena, charango, sanpona and marimba. This dvd is of their Hokkaido tour in June and July 2012. 157 minutes. NTSC.



Gagaku - Music for Eternity (with English naration)

Gagaku - Music for Eternity (with English naration)

Ref: FSV6141


Price: 47.99

Excellent DVD of Japan's ancient court music, gagaku. 90 minutes, English commentary, NTSC, Region Code 2.

Tenri University Gagaku Music Society performing at the Ise Shrine Jingu Autumn Festival. Imperial Household Orchestra performing at The National Theatre. The Tennoji Gakuso Garyokai performing at Shitennoji Temple Shoryo-e Ceremony Members of Reirakusha peforming at Kasuga Grand Shrine, The Nanto Gakuso, Kasuga Wakamiya Festival.

Arranged by Sukeyasu Shiba.



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The 16th Japan Culture Award - Eikichi Kiyomoto

EIKICHI KIYOMOTO

The 16th Japan Culture Award - Eikichi Kiyomoto

Ref: FSV6156


Price: 34.99

The winner of this year's Japan Culture award is Eikichi Kiyomoto. Born in 1963, he was a disciple of Eizaburo Kiyomoto and Enjudayu Kiyomoto VII. Kiyomoto Bushi is based on Tomimito Bushi, a school of Joruri. The shamisen is the same as in Tokiwazu, but in Kiyomoto the words are recited in high pitched tones.Eikichi Kiyomoto has also performed in kabuki and nihon buyo (traditional dance). NTSC, Region Code All, 40 minutes.

1. Kiyomoto Mutamagawa 2. Etude 3. Shokusou-kusa Ni Furereba



Concert 2012

WADAIKO MATSUMURA-GUMI

Concert 2012

Ref: FSV6140


Price: 32.99

Matsumura-Gumi are a taiko / percussion group formed in the wake of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. The group combines the sound of Japanese taiko drums with marimba, ocarina, and other instruments from around the world. They have performed around the world including Australia, Germany, Abu Dhabi and South Korea. This DVD is of their live performance in 2012. NTSC, Region Code 2, 60 minutes.



Blue Man Group Meets Wadaiko (Blue Man x Kodo)

Blue Man Group Meets Wadaiko (Blue Man x Kodo)

Ref: FSV6136


Price: 35.99

The second collaboration features Blue Man Group with taiko drummers from the group Kodo. Originally broadcast in 2011 by WOWWOW. NTSC, Region Code 2, 52 minutes.



Katsuya Yokoyama Honkyoku DVD Series Vol.1 - Koden Sugomori, Sanya, Sagariha, Tamuke

KATSUYA YOKOYAMA

Katsuya Yokoyama Honkyoku DVD Series Vol.1 - Koden Sugomori, Sanya, Sagariha, Tamuke

Ref: FSV6050


Price: 49.99

VHS video, now released onto DVD of shakuhachi lesson and tips by renowned shakuhachi player Katsuya Yokoyama (1934-2010). Comes with English, French, German and Spanish subtitles.



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Katsuya Yokoyama Honkyoku DVD Series Vol.2 - Hifumi Hachigaeshi, Shingetsu, Koku, Sokkan

KATSUYA YOKOYAMA

Katsuya Yokoyama Honkyoku DVD Series Vol.2 - Hifumi Hachigaeshi, Shingetsu, Koku, Sokkan

Ref: FSV6051


Price: 49.99

Volume 2 is without the subtitles. More tips, including the mental side of shakuhachi playing, and fantastic, intimate performance as well.



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Koto Recital Tsutae

CHIAKI ENDO

Koto Recital Tsutae

Ref: FSV5998


Price: 32.99

Live DVD of the koto player performing three Michio Miyazaki tunes, a requiem for the Tohoku tsunami victims written by Hozan Yamamoto and Tadao Sawai's best known piece Sanka. Accompanied by Hozan Yamamoto (shakuhachi) on Ichigen Ikkan and Mitsuko Tenmma (violin) on Haru no Umi. Performed in October 2011 at Kioi Hall in Tokyo.

1. Nakazora Kinuta 2. Mizu no Hentai 3. Haru no Umi 4. Sanka 5. Ichigen Ikkan


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Solo Concert Tsukiyama II

EITETSU HAYASHI

Solo Concert Tsukiyama II

Ref: FSV5743


Price: 59.99

Film of a solo concert performed in December 2010 at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. This was the second time Hayashi had performed a series of solo concerts at this famous venue, the first one being eleven years ago. Special guests are Iwao Furusawa (violin), Ryuta Suzuki (organ) and shomyo (Buddhist chants) by Shingon sect Buzan monks.

1. Shichi Bongo, Touge 2. Goin 3. Yuku Kawa 4. Mari Kenbu 5. Mitsubu Chaconne 6. Sanga 7. Hi no Taiko, Tsuki no Taiko 8. Taiko Utsu Kora (encore)


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Roots of Joy

GOCOO

Roots of Joy

Ref: FSV5741


Price: 37.99

Taiko group with eight female and four male players formed in 1997 and probably the most active taiko group internationally. Live DVD of a performance at Club Morph, October 2010 in Tokyo. NTSC, 90 mins.

1. Quest 2. Bamboon 3. Trickster 4. Oto no Hashira 5. Ngoma 6. Gekkou 7. Ryu-zing 8. Mountain Song 9. Sky Line 10. Ancient River - Taiko no Kawa 11. Roots of Joy 12. Jugemu



Tsugaru Jamisen - The Sound of Fusion and Sensitivity from Tsugaru, Northen Japan

ATSUSHI TADA, SHIZUKA IWASAKI, SATOMI KIBIHARA AND OTHERS

Tsugaru Jamisen - The Sound of Fusion and Sensitivity from Tsugaru, Northen Japan

Ref: FSV5744


Price: 27.99

NTSC, Region Code 2, with some English. Film of a Tsugaru Jamisen (shamisen) concert held at the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments in 2008, performd by Atsushi Tada, Shizuka Iwasaki and members of the Tsugaru Jamisen Circle from Hirosaki University in Aomori. Live performance plus talk about the Tsugaru Jamisen. 33 minutes.



Hannyu no Utamai

TOSHIHARU TOGI

Hannyu no Utamai

Ref: FSV5714


Price: 54.99

Toshiharu Togi was born in 1929 into the family that's inherited gagaku for over a thousand years and was the former head of the Imperial Household Gagaku (court music) Department. This is a live DVD of a performance in Tokyo in 2010 by artists from the Gagaku Doyukai, the organisation who train gagaku performers and leaders founded by Hironori Sono (1926-1998) who was also born into a gagaku playing music family with a long history and tradition. Toshiharu Togi playes koto and performs several ancient dances, including Saishoro a dance which was revitalized by Togi in 2007. This DVD includes footage of the rehearsal as well. With the large orchestra and elegant beauty, this is the ultimate performance of gagaku. 102 minutes, comes with a booklet of performance photos and notes about each song. NTSC Region Code 2.

1. Saibara - Ise no Umi 2. Kangen Bugaku - Seigaiha 3. Bugaku - Kitoku 4. Bugaku - Saishoro 5. Choukeishi


Wadaiko Concert - Akane Sasu

TAKUYA TANIGUCHI

Wadaiko Concert - Akane Sasu

Ref: FSV5715


Price: 44.99

Live DVD of taiko player who has had long career and plays regulary with Eitetsu Hayashi. Taniguchi is accomapnied by two other taiko players and Hiroyuki Isso (nokan, fue) and Akito Kohama (shakuhachi). A superb collaborative performance that took place in Tokyo in 2010.

1. Akane Sasu 2. Saryu 3. Shippu no Gotoku 4. Nami no Hana 5. Yamagami 6. Kuran Juni Byoshi 7. Toun no Sora


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Uta no Genba

SHISAS

Uta no Genba

Ref: FSV5641


Price: 19.99

Was £29.99. Various live footage of Shisas shot between 1997 and 2003, and dedicated to one half of the female duo, Yoshie Uno, who died in 2009.

1. Hiyamikachi Bushi, Keibin Tetsudo no Uta (Tabunka Kyosei Festival - Tokyo, August 2003) 2. Chikutanume, Inashiri Bushi (Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri - Tokyo, July 2000) 3. Toichinsa, Shinkawa Kodaijin (Manda-La 2 - Tokyo, January 1999) 4. Urayama Rap (Electric Church Love - Tokyo, August 2001) 5. Yoochiire, Shisas no Theme (Star Pine's Cafe - Tokyo, February 1998) 6. Agari Kuduchi (Dogura - Tokyo, February 1999) 7. Umi no Sasakusa, Nakasato Bushi, Mamidooma - Kuichabuduri, Yakko Oodori (Okierabu, Kagoshima - September 2003) 8. Tokyo Ondo (Shinjuku Natsu Matsuri, August 1997) 9. Asadoya Yunta (Etsunen Live - Tokyo, December 1997) 10. Asadoya Yunta, Choshi Tairyo Bushi, Yakko Odori, Kudaka Manju Nushi, Suuri Higashi (Narita Toho Bon Oodori - Chiba, August 1997) 11. Okinawa no Doyo Medley, Don Don Bushi, Inashiri Bushi, Taramayuu, Komehiki Uta, Yakko Oodori, Shisas no Theme (Yokohama Kotobuki-cho Free Concert - Kanagawa, August 2000) "


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Tabishita Uta

AN-CHANG PROJECT

Tabishita Uta

Ref: FSV5642


Price: 21.99

Live footage of An-chang Project live in Taipei, June 2002. An-chang Project are Jun Yasuba (vocals, sanshin), Yoshie Uno (vocals, sanshin, taiko, sanba, dance), Natsuki Hattori (electric guitar), guests are Wataru Okuma (clarinet), Miwazo Kogure (chindon taiko) and Matahari Boys (dance).

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

1. Nuchibana 2. Ami no Honensai no Odori

Cafe Peshawar

1. Ndatara Bushi 2. Kimi wa Shiranai, Mandoko 3. Asadoya Yunta 4. Harararude 5. Kikaiwan Haku 6. Kuminu Shu 7. Amagoi Bushi 8. Rokucho 9. Sakanatori Uta 10. Miyakon Bito 11. Sungaa Bushi

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1. Erabuyuri no Hana 2. Watashi wa Kofuku"


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Takeharu Kunimoto Shamisen Paradise Kunimoto Style Shamisen Nyumon

TAKEHARU KUNIMOTO

Takeharu Kunimoto Shamisen Paradise Kunimoto Style Shamisen Nyumon

Ref: FSV5619


Price: 27.99

DVD on how to play Kunimoto style shamisen includes rock, blues and ballads.

1. Hajimeni 2. Kannin Boogie 3. Keiroy Rock'n Roll 4. Eeja Naika 5. Usagi to Kame 6. Shikekomi no Blues 7. Asia no Inori 8. Kiwametsuke Chushingura 9. Humberger Kids 10. Hobo 11. Oira to Omae no Balad 12. Itsukushima Uta Emaki 13. Kourei no Kakegoe Kyoshitsu 14. Goumon Night 15. Talk - Kunimoto Style Kansei madeto Shamisen no Hanashi 16. Blueglass Medlay 17. Dream of a Geisha 18. Tabigarasu no Blues 19. Hobo


Gozesan no Uta ga Kikoeru

VARIOUS

Gozesan no Uta ga Kikoeru

Ref: FSV5460


Price: 37.99

Documentary following the last goze, Kikui Sugimoto and her two students Shizu Sugimoto and Kotomi Nanba, filmed in 1971. This fascinating film delves into the world of these blind women musicians who have been plying their trade around 400 years.

1. Kadozuke Uta 2. Shinpo Kodaiji 3. Showa Ondo 4. Hesoana Kudoki 5. Saibun Matsuzaka - Kuzu no Ha Kowakare no Dan


Rokyoku Shamisen - Toyoko Sawamura no Sekai

TOYOKO SAWAMURA, TAKEHARU

Rokyoku Shamisen - Toyoko Sawamura no Sekai

Ref: FSD5444


Price: 25.99

DVD of how to play rokyoku shamisen, perfomed by Toyoko Sawamura with guidance by Takeharu Kunimoto.

1. Goaisatsu 2. Chogen 3. Hikidashi 4. Kikkake kara Kizami Bushi 5. Dochu-zuke 6. Kourei Bushi 7. Seme 'Genzo Akagaki Tokkuri no Wakare' 8. Ukare Bushi 9. Sosetsu from 'Eikoku Mikko' 10. Tanka no Jokei Byosha 11. Rokyoku Meijin Sawari Shu [Kansai version] 12. Utairi Kannon-kyo 13. Kazutoyo Yamanouchi no Tsuma 14. Kanto Bushi Hen 15.Taidan 16. Shimizu Jirocho Den 17. Kiriba 18. Tenpo Suikyo Den 19. Konya Takao [Special Feature]


Koyasan no Shomyo - Shushoue

SHINGON SHOMYO NO KAI

Koyasan no Shomyo - Shushoue

Ref: FSV5017


Price: 41.99

DVD of shomyo or Buddhist chants. This is a performance of Shushoue, a new year event with long a tradition and history. Performed at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in February 2009. NTSC Region Code 2



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Koyasan no Shomyo - Rishu Zanmai

SHINGON SHOMYO NO KAI

Koyasan no Shomyo - Rishu Zanmai

Ref: FSV5018


Price: 41.99

DVD of shomyo, Japanese Buddhist chants. Performance of 'Rishukyo', the Buddhist scripture that came to Japan via India and China. Performed at Osaka Izumi Hall in February 2007.



Warm Regard to Nan'y: Dances and Old Songs of Palau and the Ogasawara Islands

Warm Regard to Nan'yô: Dances and Old Songs of Palau and the Ogasawara Islands

Ref: FSV4543


Price: 39.99

Filmed in Tokyo 2007, 94 minutes, NTSC Region Code All. More than 1000km south of Tokyo, lie Ogasawara Islands and Palau, where traditioal performing arts are deeply rooted in the culture of the people. The only inhabited ones are Chichi-jima and Ha-ha-jima, sometimes called the Galapagos of the Orient due to the rich fauna and flora and distinctive eco-system. The islands were claimed from the British in 1875, occupied by the US from 1945 and returned to Japan in 1968. The islands are both Japanese and Micronesian, with a strong influence from Polynesia. The unique music and culture reflect this history, the dance style a mix of foreign and local elements.

1.Part 1. Nanyo Odori and old songs (Ogasawara Islands) - Nanyo Odori - Urame. 2. Yoakemae 3. Uwadoro 4. Gidai 5. Shime Odori no Uta 6. Nanyo Odori 7. Remon Bayashi 8. Ogasawaran old songs 9. Remon Bayashi 10. Oyado no Tameni 11. Ogasawaran old songs 12. Part 2- Old songs and Matmatong (Palau) - Chesols, Ngdi Kau'l Ta ra Rubak 13. Okuk el Lulk 14.. Ngdi Kau'l Ta ra Rubak 15. Chesols 16. A Rengebard a Diak le Chub a Reng 17. Delang - A Rengebard a Diak le Chub a Reng 18. Delang - A Chad e lebora Mengellang 19. Derebechesii, Kashinoma 20. Boid, Beches el Llach 21. Boid 22. Matmatong, Omerael 23. Mai Maspai 24. Sisiak Lekebeil 25. Yoakemae 26. Tonde Yuku 27. Yakusoku 28. Omerael 29. Matmatong 30. Tonde Yuku 31. Yoakemae 32. Palao no 5 Chome 33. Koror no go Chome 34. Palao no 5 Chome


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Local Religious Rituals and Folk Performance from Aogashima Island

Local Religious Rituals and Folk Performance from Aogashima Island

Ref: FSV4544


Price: 39.99

Aogashima is a small island about 300 km south of Tokyo with a population of about 200. This is a DVD of extremely rare spiritual celebrations that have been performed for the first time outside of the island. Aogashima has long been isolated and retains a unique cultural identity and religion that stretches back centuries. The festivals and practices are not officially shinto with no official organization of the faith. Aogashima's isolation has kept this rare folk tradition alive.

1. Part1- Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island 'Yomiage-Matsuri' 2. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island 'Yomiage-Matsuri' 1. Moushi-guchi and Harae 3. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island 'Yomiage-Matsuri' 1. Moushi-guchi and Harae 4. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 1. Moushi-guchi and Harae 5. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 1. Moushi-guchi and Harae 6. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 1. Moushi-guchi and Harae 7. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 1. Moushi-guchi and Harae 8. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 2. Yudate 9. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 2. Yudate 10. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 2. Yudate 11. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 2. Yudate 12. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 13. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 14. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 15. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 16. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 17. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 18. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 19. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 20. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 21. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 22. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3. Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 23. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 3 Kamiyose and Funakoguchi no Saimon 24. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 4. Kamiokuri 25. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 4. Kamiokuri 26. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 4. Kamiokuri 27. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 4. Kamiokuri 28. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 4. Kamiokuri 29. Part1 Local Religious Ritual from Aogashima Island Yomiage-Matsuri 4. Kamiokuri 30. Part2 Folk Performance from Aogashima Island 31. Part2 Folk Performance from Aogashima Island 32. Part2 Folk Performance from Aogashima Island 33. Part2 Folk Performance from Aogashima Island 34. Part2 Folk Performance from Aogashima Island 35. Part2 Folk Performance from Aogashima Island 36. Part2 Folk Performance from Aogashima Island


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The 12th Nihon Dento Bunka Shinko Zaidan Award

CHUJIRO MATSUNAGA

The 12th Nihon Dento Bunka Shinko Zaidan Award

Ref: FSV4545


Price: 34.99

DVD of live performance by Chujiro Matsunaga, a nagauta singer, and winner of Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation Award in 2008. Born in 1967, he is one of the most successful artists of his age in kabuki, joruri (bunraku) and similar fields in recent years. Performs with Chuichiro Matsunaga (shamisen), Roei Tousha (narimono) and other musicians. 45 minutes NTSC Region Code All.



Tokyo Hogaku Concours 2009

VARIOUS

Tokyo Hogaku Concours 2009

Ref: FSV5269


Price: 33.99

6th Hogaku concours, a traditional music competition, this DVD featuring the finals of the juniors and seniors playing koto, shakuhachi and other traditional instruments.



Umekichi Live at Theatre Apple

UMEKICHI

Umekichi Live at Theatre Apple

Ref: FSV4442


Price: 35.99

The wonderful Umekichi, who sings and plays Edo style shamisen music, live at the Theatre Apple, Shinjuku, Tokyo in March 2008. She is accompanied by a group of musicians and the dancers 'Otemoto Shachu & Kotobuki SIsters' and guest shamisen player Atsuhide Fujimoto. Great versions of classics such as Tokyo Boogie-Woogie, Shamisen Boogie-Woogie and Tokyo Ondo.

1. Yakko san 2. Otemoyan 3. Sutoton Bushi 4. Dodoitsu, Sankai Bushi 5. Yori Hayashi Corner 6. Ura no Setoya 7. Shimotsui Bushi 8. Owashi Bushi 9. Nagasaki Burabura Bushi 10. Kyushu Tanko Bushi 11. Kagoshima Obara Bushi 12. Kurashiki Ondo 13. Kiyari Kuzushi 14. Ohedo Shusse Kouta 15. Akai Kustu 16. Katyusha no Uta 17. Omatsuri Mambo 18. Tokyo Boogie Woogie 19. Kaimono Boogie 20. Shamisen Boogie Woogie 21. Tokyo Ondo


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Tsuyama no Sato - Gaho Sakai Collection

GAHO SAKAI AND OTHERS

Tsuyama no Sato - Gaho Sakai Collection

Ref: FSD4126


Price: 35.99

Norihiko(Gaho) Sakai is a renowned koto player and composer of the Ikuta school. He performs together with Kazuko Sakai, Mikio Tani, Sumiko Ayabe (17 stringed koto), Hideyuki Hitomi, Sachiyo Abe, Reiko Miyake (san-gen), Keizan hamane, Yasunori Tani (shakuhachi). 7 tracks, 60 minutes of beautiful traditional music. NTSC, Region Code 2. 1. Kojo no Tuski for Solo 2. Small Pieces for Concert for Children and Beginners (Sakura Carlarin, Tonkororin, Aki no Sho-kumikyoku) 3. Poem 4. Tenjin Shikyoku 5. Two Classics (Gakkyo no Toki, For Elise) 6. Genso-kyoku 'Reki' 7. Kyoso-kyoku-fu 'Tsuyama no Sato'



Miyako Asobu Uta - Tokyo Concert

MIKA SHIGEMORI

Miyako Asobu Uta - Tokyo Concert

Ref: FSV4041


Price: 36.99

First DVD from the excellent young shamisen player and performer of kouta (short shamisen songs) in concert from Tokyo. 80 minutes plus special feature (15 minutes). Artists are Mika Shigemori (vocals, shamisen), Yukino Yamamoti (vocals, shamisen), Harumi Mochizuki (hayashi), Kiko Katada (hayashi), Rio Tosha (fue). 1. Dodoitsu 2. Sanosa 3. Hahha Kudoki 4. Akebono 5. Gosho no Oniwa 6. Atsumori 7. Nasu to Kabocha - Ume wa Saitaka - Mushibue - Hagi Kikyo (Medley) 8. Nekoja Nekoja 9. Niagari Sumo Jinku 10. Dangoe 11. Shuran Doshi 12. Uso to Makoto 13. Karakasa - Yakko-san - Asai Kawa - Sawagi 14. Kappore 15. Yojo no Hashi kara



NHK Irohani Hogaku - Shamisen, Koto, Shakuhachi

VARIOUS

NHK Irohani Hogaku - Shamisen, Koto, Shakuhachi

Ref: FSV3887


Price: 36.99

This series of DVDs features a collection of 5 minute programmes aired by Japan's national broadcaster NHK to introduce Japanese traditional music. Each one lasts between 60-70 minutes and is a great introduction to instruments, styles etc..This one focuses on the big three instruments, demonstrating how they are played and their significance and role in Japanese music. Special feature; Tsugaru shamisen and Nagauta Shamisen. Japanese only (no English subtitles) Region Code 2 NTSC.



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NHK Irohani Hogaku - Fue, Taiko, Dagakki

VARIOUS

NHK Irohani Hogaku - Fue, Taiko, Dagakki

Ref: FSV3888


Price: 36.99

Intoduction to the various types of fue (flutes) such as nohkan and shinobue, the various types of taiko drums and dagakki, percussion instruments such as kozutsumi and various bells. Special feature is on kokyu (bowed lute) and shamisen. Japanese only (no English subtitles) Region Code 2 NTSC.



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NHK Irohani Hogaku - Ohayashi Gakki,  Gagaku, Nagauta & Gidayu.

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NHK Irohani Hogaku - Ohayashi Gakki, Gagaku, Nagauta & Gidayu.

Ref: FSV3889


Price: 36.99

DVD that introduces some of the basic forms of Japanese traditional performance. These include nagauta (long song), gidayu (narrative shamisen genre) gagaku (court music) with an introduction to each instrument such as sho, hichiriki and ryuteki and ohayshi gakki (percussion ensembles) Special feature: biwa & heikyoku (music dealing with The Tale of the Heike). Japanese only (no English subtitles) Region Code 2 NTSC.



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Dokaan! Takeharu Gekijo Tour 2007

TAKEHARU KUNIMOTO WITH THE LAST FRONTIER

Dokaan! Takeharu Gekijo Tour 2007

Ref: FSV3788


Price: 31.99

One of our favourite albums of 2007 was Appalachian Shamisen by shamisen player Takeharu Kunimoto and his group of American bluegrass musicians, The Last Frontier. In July 2007 they performed live in Yokohama and now the DVD of that concert is released. Part 1 features Takeharu performing solo in his usual shamisen and rokyoku storytelling role. Part 2 features Takeharu with the Last Frontier playing banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. 21 tracks.



Sokyoku- Sumiko Goto no Sekai

SUMIKO GOTO

Sokyoku- Sumiko Goto no Sekai

Ref: FSV3804


Price: 39.99

Sumiko Goto is a wonderful koto player and a maestro shamisen player. She was the featured artist on the acclaimed EMI Hemisphere CD ' Lullaby for the Moon'. She belongs to the Ikuta school. On this DVD she performs 5 tunes. 1. Tegoto (Michio Miyagi) 2. Ran (Kengyo Yastsuhashi) 3. Isuzu-gawa (Michio Miyagi) 4. Matsuri no Taiko (Michio Miyagi) 5. Shinjo (unknown) Region Code 2, 50 minutes.



Yume Hitotsu - 15 Years Anniversary Concert in Yushu

YOKO NAGAYAMA

Yume Hitotsu - 15 Years Anniversary Concert in Yushu

Ref: FSV3847


Price: 49.99

DVD of a live concert from the famous enka singer Yoko Nakayama to mark her 15 years as an enka singer. Wonderful performance in front of an audience of 5,000. 14 tracks plus special features / films.



Genji Nostalgie Mini Album + DVD

RIN'

Genji Nostalgie Mini Album + DVD

Ref: FSD3829


Price: 26.99

Rin' are a female trio playing shakuhachi, koto and shamisen that they mix with drum machines, keyboards and other western sounds, into a kind of ethereal new age sound. This is a 6 track mini album combined with a DVD of music clips. Lightweight pop with 'exotic' sounds added in.



Amami Shima Uta no Kokoro 1

KAZUHIRA TAKESHITA

Amami Shima Uta no Kokoro 1

Ref: FSV3675


Price: 35.99

Concert DVD filmed in Tokyo on July 12 and 13 2006 of the maestro of Amami shimauta. The music of Amami, situated in Kagoshima prefecture, half way between the Japanese mainland and Okinawa is unique. It is played in the minor as in Japan but is called Shima Uta and is played on the sanshin as on Okinawa. The falsetto style vocal however, doesn't exist anywhere apart from Amami. Kazuhira Takeshita is considered one of the island's greatest ever musicians. He was born in 1933 into a musical family in the village of Shokazu, and started learing shimauta from the age of twelve. He made his professional debut in 1959 and ever since has been one of the the leading exponents of Amami shimauta throughout Japan. Sixteen tracks of standard Amami traditional songs such as Asabana Bushi (always performed at the beginning of a session to purify the performance area plus Kuridando Bushi, Shiomichi Nagahama Bushi, Hanazome Bushi, Honen Bushi and Rokucho.



Amami Shimauta no Kokoro 2

KAZUHIRA TAKESHITA

Amami Shimauta no Kokoro 2

Ref: FSV3676


Price: 35.99

Part two of the concert DVD from 2006 of the great master of Amami island shimauta. Sixteen tracks including Hokorasha, Yoisura Bushi, Shunkane Bushi, Muchakana Bushi, Sobayado, Tokunoshima Bushi, Torasan Nagane and Rokucho.



Konjaku Utakurabe Live 2006

UMEKICHI

Konjaku Utakurabe Live 2006

Ref: FSV3239


Price: 37.99

The excellent Umekichi sings and plays the shamisen and has helped to make 'nagauta' - traditional style song, cool again in Japan. Young, beautiful and talented, she seems to be everyone's image of what a geisha should be, both home and abroad, a point not lost on her record company. She performs Edo style entertainment, the type popular in Japan before Westernization. This live DVD was filmed in Tokyo with Umekichi singing solo with shamisen and dancing,and together with a band. 16 tracks, 70 minutes with extra film of rehearsal and backstage.



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Ondekoza Live '95

ONDEKOZA

Ondekoza Live '95

Ref: FSV3077


Price: 34.99

Long awaited DVD releases from the original demon drummers from Sado Island, Ondekoza. Originally released on video, Ondekoza in concert on May 16th 1995 in Osaka. Stunning performance visually and aurally with the group in top form, featuring shakuhachi, shamisen together with an array of taiko drums. 7 tunes, 82 mins, NTSC format.

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Fujiyama

ONDEKOZA

Fujiyama

Ref: FSV3078


Price: 34.99

Fujiyama was one of Ondekoza's best albums, and this DVD features live tracks mainly from that album filmed live in Tokyo on 17 and 18th December in 1997. Also features interviews and footage from their USA tour. 8 tunes, including Toto, Fujiyama, Bokyo Utsu Hachijo, A-Un Jamisen, Odaiko, Yatai Bayashi. 67 mins, NTSC.

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Japan Tour 2006, Hisho Live

YOSHIDA BROTHERS

Japan Tour 2006, Hisho Live

Ref: FSV3709


Price: 41.99

Still leading the pack of young tsugaru shamisen players in the popularity stakes, this is a DVD of the Yoshida Brothers performing live during their Japan tour November and December 2006 that took place in 25 cities. The best performances have been selected plus bonus film of the brother's USA tour 2006 and concert in Spain. Tracks include Fuyu no Sakura, Moyuru, Rising, Overland Blues, Modern, Ibuki and Barcelona.



Live Frontier

YOSHIDA BROTHERS

Live Frontier

Ref: FSV2324


Price: 58.99

Sixteen live tunes, mostly from the album 'Frontier', filmed in Tokyo, July 2003. As a special feature includes an interview with the brothers in New York.



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Agatsuma Life

HIROMITSU AGATSUMA

Agatsuma Life

Ref: FSV2260


Price: 24.99

Young tsugaru shamisen player in concert and in interview, on documentary style DVD. The live footage is from 2003 filmed in Tokyo and Aichi. Includes several tunes not yet on any album.



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Jonkara Sokkyo

CHISATO YAMADA

Jonkara Sokkyo

Ref: FSV3044


Price: 34.99

The fast plucking shamisen style has been a big in Japan in recent years through Yoshida Brothers and other young artists. Chisato Yamada (who died three years ago) was a true master of tsugaru shamisen. Born in 1931, together with Chikuzan Takahashi, he is arguably one the greatest two players of the last century. This is a live DVD featuring four performances from different concerts.



One Earth Tour Special

KODO

One Earth Tour Special

Ref: FSV2354


Price: 55.99

DVD version of the latest live album, of a performance recorded in Japan in November 2003, the concert produced by the Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando. Excellent visual and sound quality.



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25 Year Annivesary- Sora o Tateite Hikari Hajimite Shiroshi (3CDs + DVD)

EITETSU HAYASHI

25 Year Annivesary- Sora o Tateite Hikari Hajimite Shiroshi (3CDs + DVD)

Ref: FSV4020


Price: 64.99

It's been 25 years since the wonderful Eitetsu Hayashi first performed solo, after being a member of the big two taiko groups, Ondekoza and Kodo. 3 CDs and 1 DVD of material from throughout his career compiled from albums he released with various record companies. 22 tracks on the 3 CDs. The DVD is of previously unreleased live footage from a concert in Tokyo from the 2004/5 Japan tour including special features and interview.



Kenkon

EITETSU HAYASHI MEETS YOSUKE YAMASHITA

Kenkon

Ref: FSV1860


Price: 46.99

DVD version of album with top taiko drummer in collaboration with jazz pianist Yosuke Yamashita.



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Tour Document Manrei 1998

EITETSU HAYASHI

Tour Document Manrei 1998

Ref: FSV1862


Price: 46.99

Documentary style showing rehearsals plus live footage from Tokyo in October and November 1998, with shakuhachi and tsugaru shamisen.



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Berlin Live 2000- Sennen No Kamoku/Gassan

EITETSU HAYASHI

Berlin Live 2000- Sennen No Kamoku/Gassan

Ref: FSV 1861


Price: 46.99

Live from Berlin Philharmonic Hall in 2002, and his world solo tour in Moscow 1998 and Tokyo in1999. Stunning performance.



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Hikari O Maku Hito

EITETSU HAYASHI

Hikari O Maku Hito

Ref: FSV1863


Price: 46.99

Live concert footage from the 2000 Japan tour, featuring tsugaru shamisen player Shinichi Kinoshita and shakuhachi player Keisuke Doi.



Presence

LEONARD ETO

Presence

Ref: FSV2325


Price: 37.99

Leonard Eto joined Kodo in 1984 and turned solo in 1992. Ever since he has collaborated with a range of national and international artists. This DVD is of performances filmed between 2001 and 2003. Solo, in percussion duo and larger sessions, with including guitarist Natsuki Kido and tabla player Zakir Hussein.



Bonten Live 2004 - The Earth Beat

BONTEN

Bonten Live 2004 - The Earth Beat

Ref: FSV2789


Price: 46.99

Bonten is a seven piece male and female taiko group. They recently performed at the Expo held in Aichi, Japan. This is a DVD of their live concert held in Yokohama in Japan 2004. 12 tunes, 110minutes.



Travelling Taiko in Europe

HINOKI-YA

Travelling Taiko in Europe

Ref: FSD2999a


Price: 27.99

CD+ DVD of Japanese taiko group's performances in France and Greece in 2005. The DVD lasts 60 mins and the CD has 10 tracks. Hinokiya are from Hakodate in Hokkaido, and aside to the large taiko drums, play shinobue flute, guitar, bass and accordion. For long spells they sound more like an Irish group than Japanese. When the Japanese elements come to the fore is when they are at their best.



Special Concert 2005 - Kiyoshi Kono Yoru Vol.5

KIYOSHI HIKAWA

Special Concert 2005 - Kiyoshi Kono Yoru Vol.5

Ref: FSV3042


Price: 44.99

From 2005 the young enka singer sings his own hits and classic enka songs from the past. Kiyoshi Hikawa has made enka sexy once again, and watching this you can see why. Great fun. 110 mins, 23 songs.



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Shang Shang Buri

SHANG SHANG TYPHOON

Shang Shang Buri

Ref: FSV2395


Price: 43.99

Shang Shang Typhoon are one of the few survivors from the initial boom in Japanese world music from the late 80s. Their music combines Japanese, Okinawan, Chinese, Latin, reggae, Hawaiian into their own distinctive sound. A great live group, this DVD is of SST in concert, May 2004.



Buddhist Music With 1000 Shomyo Voices

1000 BUDDHIST MONKS AND EITETSU HAYASHI, KAZUTOKI UMEZU AND OTHERS

Buddhist Music With 1000 Shomyo Voices

Ref: FSV2319


Price: 51.99

In 1993 1000 buddhist monks got together with taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi, jazz saxophonist Kazutoki Umezu, singer Mitsuhiko Sato, biwa player Midori Takada and fue (flute) player Yukihiro Isso among others to perform live a kind of shomyo (buddhist chant) meets jazz and other Japanese traditional music. A pretty spectacular event, filmed with eight cameras, celebrating the 850 year anniversary of the head of Shingon Buddhist sect.



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Rakugo in English

KIMIE OSHIMA, ASAKICHI KATSURA, IPPEI HAYASHIYA

Rakugo in English

Ref: FSV2760


Price: 39.99

Ever wondered what they are laughing about in traditional Japanese comedy? Now you can find out with a DVD of rakugo or comic story telling, as this is in English! Rakugo dates back at least 400 years. The performer sits down or stands up surrounded by an audience, with whom he exchanges quips and interacts. The rakugo performer takes on several roles in a story, which often reflect 18th century Japanese culture and society. The monologue climaxes with a ochi (fall) or sage (lowering), whereby the wordplay is suddenly interrupted. This wonderful DVD features three episodes, all told in English, Time Noodles (Asakichi Katsura), The Prohibition (Ippei Hayashiya) and Bridal Training (Kimie Oshima)



Myoh-on Kisei

AKI FUKAKUSA

Myoh-on Kisei

Ref: FSV3124


Price: 37.99

Aki Fukakusa is a Japanese player of a rare Chinese 3 stringed plucked lute called the shinkin. On this live DVD filmed in Tokyo, he performs with Itsuro Kai (percussion) and Takeaki Bunno on sho (mouth organ). It makes for an interesting combination, and a high quality performance.



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