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Program Title: Shozan Tanabe: The Sound of Silence
EASC Code: JS-20
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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: The shakuhachi, a kind of wooden flute, was introduced to Japan sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries and was used in court music as well as Buddhist monasteries as a vehicle for enlightenment. This program features performances and discussion by Shozan Tanabe, one of Japan's most recognized players of the shakuhachi. Along with recordings of his music Tanabe talks about the history of this instrument so often associated with the "sound of Japan."
Data Entry Date: 9/17/2003