Skip to main content

Folk Music of Japan

Various Artists
Folk Music of Japan

The examples of Japanese folk music presented in this collection were selected from 81 field recordings made in 1950–1951 by anthropologist Edward Norbeck, primarily in Okayama Prefecture in the Chūgoku region on the main island of Honshu. The selected music, while necessarily not fully representative of the range of Japanese folk music, is a good starting point, and Professor Norbeck’s liner notes provide background on Japanese traditions and each track.

Track Listing

icon-circle-play
101
Sado Okesa n/a 3:01
icon-circle-play
102
Waka n/a 0:46
icon-circle-play
103
Bitchũ Kagura n/a 1:10
icon-circle-play
104
Bitchũ Kagura (Cont.) n/a 2:10
icon-circle-play
105
Ōmiya Odori n/a 1:51
icon-circle-play
106
Shimotsui-bushi n/a 1:24
icon-circle-play
107
Kagura-bayashi n/a 3:18
icon-circle-play
108
Ashimori Ondo n/a 5:25
icon-circle-play
201
Ishiya-bushi n/a 2:50
icon-circle-play
202
Itokuri-uta n/a 2:24
icon-circle-play
203
Maritsuki-uta n/a 1:21
icon-circle-play
204
Shiraisi Odori n/a 3:28
icon-circle-play
205
Shiraisi Odori (Cont.) n/a 1:38
icon-circle-play
206
Shiraishi Odori n/a 1:14
icon-circle-play
207
Shiraishi Odori (Cont.) n/a 4:02
icon-circle-play
208
Urashima Odori n/a 3:54

.