English version now available!
10 video tapes and booklets with commentary both in Japanese and English
Now available in addition a one hour version
of these gagaku videos!
All performances in one cassette. >>>here>>>
Awarded THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at 44th Competition for Films and Videos on Japan, 2000 Tokyo
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series 1: six VHS video cassettes with commentary
booklet (Japanese only)
1. Azuma-asobi (37 min.)
2. Kume-mai (20 min.)
3. Etenraku: Kokorigaku-sanben (41 min.)
4. Engiraku (29 min.)
5. Bato (29 min.)
6. Materials I: Instruments and Notation (54 min.)
Commentary Booklet 1 (in Japanese, on tapes 1-6)
series 2: four VHS video cassettes with commentary
booklet (both in Japanese and English; the
English commentary covers both series)
7. Taiheiraku (47 min.)
8. saibara: Ise-no-umi and Koromogae (19 min.)
9. roei: Kashin and Koyo (16 min.)
10. Materials II: Costumes, Masks and Properties (104 min.)
Commentary Booklet 2 (in Japanese, on tapes 7-10 in English, on tapes 1-10)
Supervised by TSUGE Gen'ichi, Professor,
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and
Japanese commentary by ENDO Toru, Lecturer, Tokyo Education and Liberal Arts University
English commentary by Steven G. NELSON, Associate Professor, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music, Kyoto City University of Arts
Produced by OKADA Kazuo, Director, Encyclopaedia Cinematographica Japan Archives, Shimonaka Memorial Foundation
With the cooperation of TokyoCinema Inc.
Those who wish to have a four pages
full color catalogue (in Japanese) and order
the video series please contact:
Shimonaka Memorial Foundation, Mr. OKADA Kazuo e-mail: info@TokyoCinema.net
Production of the English version was supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation
Tapes 1-5 and 7-9 are without narration so only English subtitles are provided on the Japanese titles. For the convenience of foreign users who understand or wish to study GAGAKU intensively, the Japanese titles are retained in the English version.
the series I 128,000 Yen
the series II 88,000 Yen
the full set 216,000 Yen
We will ship the videos by EMS (Express Mail Service) and shipment expenses will be covered by us. We regret that SMF cannot accept credit cards. DD (Demand Draft cheque) and TT (Telegraphic Transfer to our Bank Account) are welcomed.
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page started 1999.12.25.
final update 2002.11.15.
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