Music of Japan during the war?

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Music of Japan during the war?

Post by Station » 15 Jan 2005 23:03

I am wondering about this as Japanese culture confuses and eludes me. I find it hard to find good books explaining how the government and military worked prewar and during the war, and also the culture of Japan at the time.

I have recently been interested in the music of several countries involved in WW2 and the one I'm having the most trouble tracking down music for is Japan. I can't find marches, anthems, popular folk music, anything.

Could someone help me out here with links to resources or posting some overviews relating to music and song in Japan during the time?

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Re:Music of Japan during the war?

Post by cactusjack » 21 Jan 2005 22:52

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Re:Music of Japan during the war?

Post by cactusjack » 22 Jan 2005 00:54

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Post by Goldfish » 22 Jan 2005 02:45

I saw some Japanese wartime music CDs for sale at Yasukuni Jinja in Tokyo. They have an online catalog at:

http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/

They didn't have the CDs in the online catalog, but you might be ab;e to e-mail them and see if you can order them. If you can't, maybe I can pick them up for you next time I'm in Tokyo.

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Post by Zero » 30 Jan 2005 23:23

i have quite a few mp3's of japanese war era music. perhaps i'll look for a spot to upload them to. some really good stuff :wink:

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Post by Station » 31 Jan 2005 00:50

Thanks. I got some during the war military marches from another member earlier too.

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