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Sounds And Sights Of Power

Author : Mark Tusler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119398662
Genre : Drum
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Author : Eiji Yoshikawa
ISBN : 9781568364506
Genre : Fiction
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In the tempestuous closing decades of the sixteenth century, the Empire of Japan writhes in chaos as the shogunate crumbles and rival warlords battle for supremacy. Warrior monks in their armed citadels block the road to the capital; castles are destroyed, villages plundered, fields put to the torch. Amid this devastation, three men dream of uniting the nation. At one extreme is the charismatic but brutal Nobunaga, whose ruthless ambition crushes all before him. At the opposite pole is the cold, deliberate Ieyasu, wise in counsel, brave in battle, mature beyond his years. But the keystone of this triumvirate is the most memorable of all, Hideyoshi, who rises from the menial post of sandal bearer to become Taiko--absolute ruler of Japan in the Emperor's name. When Nobunaga emerges from obscurity by destroying an army ten times the size of his own, he allies himself with Ieyasu, whose province is weak, but whose canniness and loyalty make him invaluable. Yet it is the scrawny, monkey-faced Hideyoshi--brash, impulsive, and utterly fearless--who becomes the unlikely savior of this ravaged land. Born the son of a farmer, he takes on the world with nothing but his bare hands and his wits, turning doubters into loyal servants, rivals into faithful friends, and enemies into allies. In all this he uses a piercing insight into human nature that unlocks castle gates, opens men's minds, and captures women's hearts. For Hideyoshi's passions are not limited to war and intrigue-his faithful wife, Nene, holds his love dear, even when she must share it; the chaste Oyu, sister of Hideyoshi's chief strategist, falls prey to his desires; and the seductive Chacha, whom he rescues from the fiery destruction of her father's castle, tempts his weakness. As recounted by Eiji Yoshikawa, author of the international best-seller Musashi, Taiko tells many stories: of the fury of Nobunaga and the fatal arrogance of the black-toothed Yoshimoto; of the pathetic downfall of the House of Takeda; how the scorned Mitsuhide betrayed his master; how once impregnable ramparts fell as their defenders died gloriously. Most of all, though, Taiko is the story of how one man transformed a nation through the force of his will and the depth of his humanity. Filled with scenes of pageantry and violence, acts of treachery and self-sacrifice, tenderness and savagery, Taiko combines the panoramic spectacle of a Kurosawa epic with a vivid evocation of feudal Japan.

Taiko Boom

Author : Shawn Bender
ISBN : 9780520951433
Genre : Social Science
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With its thunderous sounds and dazzling choreography, Japanese taiko drumming has captivated audiences in Japan and across the world, making it one of the most successful performing arts to emerge from Japan in the past century. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted among taiko groups in Japan, Taiko Boom explores the origins of taiko in the early postwar period and its popularization over the following decades of rapid economic growth in Japan’s cities and countryside. Building on the insights of globalization studies, the book argues that taiko developed within and has come to express new forms of communal association in a Japan increasingly engaged with global cultural flows. While its popularity has created new opportunities for Japanese to participate in community life, this study also reveals how the discourses and practices of taiko drummers dramatize tensions inherent in Japanese conceptions of race, the body, gender, authenticity, and locality.

Kogen Taiko

Author : Christopher Bathke
ISBN : WISC:89104905237
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Learning Taiko In America

Author : Chie Otsuka
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011440901
Genre : Taiko
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The Way Of Taiko

Author : Heidi Varian
ISBN : 1861188900
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Transmission And Performance Of Taiko In Edo Bayashi Hachijo And Modern Kumi Daiko Styles

Author : Brian Vogel
ISBN : OCLC:1013378707
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Taiko Master

Author : Rob Waring
ISBN : 142404409X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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'Taiko' is a kind of Japanese drum that people hit to make music. Taiko drumming is an ancient Japanese art and it's difficult to learn. Now, many people are practicing taiko drumming in the United States. They have a very special teacher. What makes him so special?

Musical Visions

Author : Gerry Bloustien
ISBN : 1862545006
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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Musical Visions presents a unique way of thinking about and debating the many facets of contemporary popular music. Under the theme of music as sound, image and movement, this book brings together a vibrant range of perspectives.

Manly Traditions

Author : Simon J. Bronner
ISBN : 0253217814
Genre : Social Science
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Take this test. You think today's sensitive, caring man is: (a) a myth, (b) an oxymoron, or (c) a moron. No matter whether you laugh at this bit of folk humor, its wide circulation bespeaks a modern predicament for American men. Men's "manly" traditions have been shaken in an age of "sensitivity." Some observers have even referred to a crisis of masculinity for a new generation of boys. In Manly Traditions, established scholars in the fields of folklore, men's studies, and gender studies identify the folkloric roots of what it means to be a man in America. In a lively volume they examine the traditions men inherit and adapt for their own purposes in contemporary life.

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