Japanese Art and Music
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This paper discusses how Japanese art is an impressive entity complete in itself with a unique identity of its own. It looks at how the field doesn't primarily focus on paintings or prints and how instead everything, from sculpture to temple carvings occupy an important place in Japanese art. It analyzes its history of art by looking at different cultural influences. It also examines how Japanese music today is a rich amalgam of western and eastern traditions and how no matter how westernized the music becomes, the Japanese music industry cannot fully abandon the influence of eastern musical techniques because of its long and very vibrant history.
From the Paper:"Japanese music can technically be arranged into two broad categories: western and traditional composed in major and minor pentatonic scales. While there are various technical differences in western music of Japan and that of the rest of the world, still these are two categories that presently prevail in modern Japan. It is easier for the youth to identify with western style of music however Japan boasts of a long series of famous traditional singers who left an indelible mark the global music scene. One such singer was Misora Hibari who was born in 1937. The music scene in Japan is not only alive, it is constantly changing and adapting to the modern world around. This is probably the best way Japan can connect with the western societies and emerge out of the shackles of its restrictive traditions."
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Japanese Art and Music (2003, July 16) Retrieved December 12, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/japanese-art-and-music-29141/
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