The Folk Performing Arts: Traditional Culture in Contemporary Japan

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SUNY Press, 1997 - Performing Arts - 203 pages
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Thornbury (Japanese, Temple U.) looks at the various forms of folk performance in terms of the attention they have recently begun to receive from scholars, governments, and communities. After an overview she discusses the history of scholarship, the Cultural Properties Protection Law, the Festival Law, the several performance venues, the state of p
  

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Contents

Overview
1
A History of Scholarship in the Folk
41
The Cultural Properties Protection
55
The Folk Performing Arts as Cultural Properties
65
The Folk Performing Arts
75
Summits and Festivals
81
Shows for Tourists
89
Communities and Their Folk Performing
97
The Folk Performing Arts of Saitama Prefecture
116
The Activities of the Center
123
Pros and Cons
130
Toward the Future
147
Nationally Designated Important Intangible
157
Notes
169
Bibliography
185
Index
197

Itabashi no Taasobl
104
Hayachine Kagura
110

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About the author (1997)

Barbara E. Thornbury is Associate Professor of Japanese at Temple University.

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