Biwa

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: To Lake Biwa and Kyoto (2015)  

Posted by notbanned at March 4, 2015
NHK - Cycle Around Japan: To Lake Biwa and Kyoto (2015)

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: To Lake Biwa and Kyoto (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3304 Kbps | 48mn 13s | Audio: English AAC 120 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.18 GiB
Genre: Documentary

We take a winter journey through Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, to Kyoto. In the ancient capital, we will celebrate "Setsubun", one of the spring festivals. Lake Biwa serves as a reservoir for the cities such as Kyoto and Osaka. It provides drinking water for about 15 million people in the Kansai region. On the lakeside people have been enjoying unique lifestyle with abundant body of water. Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring in Japan. We will visit an old temple in Kyoto, and join a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come.
Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments: Lake Biwa [Repost]

Noboru Okuda, Katsutoshi Watanabe, Kayoko Fukumori, Shin-ichi Nakano, Takefumi Nakazawa - Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments: Lake Biwa
Published: 2013-10-31 | ISBN: 4431541497 | PDF | 115 pages | 1 MB
Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments: Lake Biwa

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments: Lake Biwa By Noboru Okuda, Katsutoshi Watanabe, Kayoko Fukumori, Shin-ichi Nakano, Takefumi Nakazawa
2014 | 99 Pages | ISBN: 4431541497 | PDF | 2 MB
Various Artists – Japanese Traditional Music: Noh – Biwa – Shakuhachi (2012)

Various Artists – Japanese Traditional Music: Noh – Biwa – Shakuhachi (2012)
World/Ethnic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h16m32s | 386mb
Label: World Arbiter | cat. no. 2010

Biwa. Japanese Traditional Music (1990) [192 Kbps]  Music

Posted by Mitrich.ID at Aug. 2, 2005



Biwa. Japanese Traditional Music (1990)
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Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Ryusuke Numajiri - Toru Takemitsu: Orchestral Works III: Autumn, etc. (1997)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works III: Autumn, etc. (1997)
Katsuya Yokoyama, shakuhachi; Kakujo Nakamura, biwa; Hiroshi Koizumi, flute
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon/Nippon | # CO-18032 | Time: 00:53:40

Performed by various soloists with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri. Recorded both in analog and digital versions in the Japanese double-CD release. "Twill by Twilight" is a harmonically and timbrally lush work, which often evokes the tone painting breadth of Debussy and the crystalline delicacy of Webern, an outpouring of "pastel coloring…reminders of the transient nature of twilight, before the coming night and after the sunset" (Takemitsu). It is dedicated to "the memory of my dear friend Morton Feldman." Takemitsu described the work's sub-structure as developed "through strictly measured musical units, through what might be called musical principles before a melody is constituted or before a rhythm is formed." This is a very apt metaphor applicable to Morton Feldman's own compositional style. The small and broad cyclicism of the rhythm patterns in Takemitsu's work is however much more hidden – a kind of phased, elastic, non-clockwork repetition with imaginative variations.

Gaspar Claus - Jo Ha Kyū (US Version) (2013)  

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 13, 2013
Gaspar Claus - Jo Ha Kyū (US Version) (2013)

Gaspar Claus - Jo Ha Kyū (US Version)
World, Neo Classical, Electronic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 57:26 min | 130 MB
Label: Important | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 2013-04-22

Tradition belongs more to the present than the past. For three weeks Parisian cellist and composer Gaspar Claus met with traditional and modern Japanese musicians in a Tokyo studio to record Jo Ha Kyu. Performing with Claus on this piece are: Eiko Ishibashi (voice, piano, drums), Keiji Haino (voice), Kakushin Nishihara (voice, satsuma biwa), Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano), Hirochimi Sakamoto (electric cello), Sachiko M (sine wave), Otomo Yoshihide (turntable), Leonard Eto (wadaiko), Kazutoki Umezu (tenor saxophone) and Kazuki Tomokawa (voice, guitar).Modern Japanese culture is colored, in part, by ancestral shades.

Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)  Video

Posted by fekmax at March 27, 2013
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)

Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)
Japanese | BDRip | MKV | MPEG4 Video (H264) 3262 kbps | 960x720 | 23.98 fps | 2.35 GB
Audio: Dolby AC3, 224 kbps | Stereo | 44100 Hz | Runtime: 01:36:44 minutes | Sub: English, Romanian, Russian
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

In the beginning of the springtime in the period of the Japanese Civil Wars of the Sixteenth Century in Lake Biwa in the Province of Omi, the family man farmer and craftsman Genjurô travels to Nagahama to sell his wares and makes a small fortune. His neighbor Tobei that is a fool man dreams on becoming a samurai, but he can not afford to buy the necessary outfit.