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Program Title: Koto: Praise on Strings
EASC Code: JK-17
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
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Subject: Arts & Music
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: DVD
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Running Time: 48 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Hideaki Kuribayashi was a disciple of koto legend tadao Sawai and is considered the finest living player of this tradtional Japanese stringed instrument. In this program, interviews with Kuribayashi are intercut with performances from his concerts in Nagano and Kyoto in 2000. Kuribayashi comments on the history and art of koto music and discusses the creation of his own musical compositions.
Data Entry Date: 9/17/2003