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Shigeo Tanaka: Yumi Kagura

Artist: Shigeo Tanaka
Title: Yumi Kagura

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Shigeo Tanaka: Yumi Kagura

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Limited vinyl LP pressing including six page insert. Kagura is a thousand-year-old form of Japanese Shinto sacred music and dance accompanying the chanting of myths the word kagura can be translated as god-entertainment. Passed down over countless generations the music is rare and recordings even rarer. Shigeo Tanaka was a master of the yumi bow an uncommon single-string percussion instrument which is a true bow: arrows are fired off at the end of each ceremony to fend off evil spirits. The instrument is difficult to play its hard to draw out the proper sound and maintain the rhythm. Yumi Kagura is the oldest of all the various forms of Kagura. The Tanaka family based in rural Joge-cho Hiroshima prefecture has passed down this yumi kagura tradition for hundreds of years this lineage continues to this day in the person of his daughter Ritsuko Tanaka. The Joge-cho yumi kagura which prays for family well-being bountiful crops and good fortune was designated an Important Intangible Cultural Property in 1971. Previously available only on a ridiculously obscure 1991 cassette release Yumi-kagura is the first collaborative release by EM Records and Riyo Mountains a Japanese folk song research team.

1.1 Yumi Kagura: Takusa Saimon 1991
1.2 Inagahachiman Jinja Yumi Kagura HONO 2016 Ritsuko Tanaka

H 0.10
W 10.06
L 11.81

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