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Japanese Musical Instruments (Images of Asia)

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During Japan's early history, musical instruments were seen as sources of ritual power, allowing performers to call up divine forces for inspiration and aid. As Japan developed a court and then an urbanized society, instrumental performance remained at the heart of aesthetic experience, playing diverse roles expanded to cover nearly every part of the society.
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published November 23rd 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA
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