Japanese Musical Instruments (Images of Asia)
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.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published November 23rd 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA
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