Kyoto City University of Arts
The first volume in a new series of materials on the traditional music of Japan was published by the Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music on March 31, 2002. It comprises a detailed study in Japanese of the texts of the seven pieces that make up the omote-gumi ('surface [i.e first] group') of the shamisen kumiuta repertoire. These pieces represent the oldest layer of the repertoire, and are known to have existed since the seventeenth century. Commentary on the texts was prepared by members of a team research project led by Prof. KUBOTA Satoko. The individual researcher responsible for compiling commentary on each piece is shown in the list below.
KUBOTA Satoko, ed.Hoogaku Kashi Kenkyuu I: Shamisen Kumiuta Omote-gumi [Texts of Japanese Vocal Music I: Omote-gumiof theShamisen Kumiuta Repertoire]. Kyooto: Research Centre for Traditional Japanese Music, Kyoto City University of Arts, March 2002 (Nihon Dentoo Ongaku Shiryoo Shuusei 1).
Ryuukyuu-gumi ('Ryukyu set'): MANABE Yoshihiro
Tori-gumi ('Bird set'): NAGAIKE Kenji
Koshi-gumi ('Waist set'): ONO Mitsuyasu
Fushoo-gumi('Misfortune set'): SASAKI Mika
Hinda-gumi ('Hinda set'): YAMANE Michihiro
Shinobi-gumi ('Stealing-to-one's-beloved set'): IGUCHI Haruna
Ukiyo-gumi ('Floating-world set'): NOGAWA Mihoko
Research Centre for Traditional Japanese Music, Kyoto City University of Arts
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