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Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts (Repost)

Haruo Shirane, "Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts"
2012 | pages: 345 | ISBN: 0231152809 | PDF | 6,7 mb

Japan and the Shackles of the Past (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by insetes at Oct. 10, 2017
Japan and the Shackles of the Past (Repost)

Japan and the Shackles of the Past By R. Taggart Murphy
2015 | 464 Pages | ISBN: 0199845980 | PDF | 5 MB
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo: Kantaten BWV 30,69,191 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: Gloria in excelsis Deo: Kantaten BWV 30,69,191 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21264 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 36,0 Gb
Audio1: German, Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 11520 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 99 min | 11,5 Gb
Audio: German, Latin / PCM / 5ch / 96.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BIS | Sub: English, Japanese

In June 1995, a virtually unknown group of Japanese musicians embarked on the monumental task of recording the complete sacred cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Almost eighteen years later, on 23rd February 2013, the Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki – by then household names in the international music world – reached their goal, as they finished recording the 55th disc in a series which in the meantime had met with overwhelming acclaim worldwide. Made in conjunction with the final cantata recording, this film commemorates the occasion. Besides filmed performances of the three last cantatas – Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV191, Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV69 and Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV30 – the film includes interviews with Masaaki Suzuki and key members of Bach Collegium Japan as well as behind-the-scenes footage.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.1 (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27936}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.1 (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27936}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 130 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1974, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27936 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.

Buddy Terry - Lean on Him (Japan Edition) (1972/2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 18, 2018
Buddy Terry - Lean on Him (Japan Edition) (1972/2007)

Buddy Terry - Lean on Him (Japan Edition) (1972/2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 244.24 Mb | 43:18 | Covers
Jazz-Funk, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: P-Vine Records - PCD-23940

One of the fullest albums we've ever heard from saxophonist Buddy Terry – a set that has him blowing along with a set of soulful larger backings – sometimes with a bit of gospel overtones as well! The lineup on the album's pretty darn hip – players who include Larry Willis on electric piano, Jay Berliner on guitar, Ernie Hayes on organ, Wilbur Bascomb on Fender bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Lawrence Killian on percussion – plus added vocals from a group that includes Dee Dee Bridgewater, Alphonse Mouzon, and Peaches Wilson! Buddy arranges and conducts – and while his tenor and soprano get some space in the arrangements, the overall sound is more focused on the full spirit of the group.

Buddy Terry - Pure Dynamite (Japan Edition) (1972/2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 18, 2018
Buddy Terry - Pure Dynamite (Japan Edition) (1972/2007)

Buddy Terry - Pure Dynamite (Japan Edition) (1972/2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 288.74 Mb | 45:41 | Covers
Jazz-Funk, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde | Country: USA | Label: P-Vine Records - PCD-23935

An overlooked gem from the early 70s, Buddy Terry’s “Pure Dynamite” mixes post bop and fusion in a style somewhat similar to what Freddie Hubbard and Sonny Rollins were doing at the same time, but Terry also dips into some psychedelic sounds and ensemble freedom that pushes his music a little closer to Herbie Hancock’s excellent Sextet. The connection to the Sextet is furthered by the appearance of the Sextet’s Eddie Henderson and Billy Hart. Meanwhile, the new Return to Forever was also playing with post bop that bordered on the avant-garde on their first album, so its no big surprise to see RTF’s Lenny White, Airto and Stanley Clarke on here as well. The rest of this album’s all-star cast also includes Joanne Brackeen, Mtume, Woody Shaw and Kenny Barron, its hard to go wrong with a cast like that and there is certainly very little wrong with this album.
The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture)

The Merchant's Tale: Yokohama and the Transformation of Japan (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture) by Simon Partner
English | December 19th, 2017 | ASIN: B071J1MY9P, ISBN: 0231182929 | 307 pages | EPUB | 100.02 MB

In April 1859, at age fifty, Shinohara Chūemon left his old life behind. Chūemon, a well-off farmer in his home village, departed for the new port city of Yokohama, where he remained for the next fourteen years. There, as a merchant trading with foreigners in the aftermath of Japan’s 1853 “opening” to the West, he witnessed the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, the civil war that followed, and the Meiji Restoration’s reforms.
Big Star - #1 Record (1972) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62291 rel 2003}

Big Star - #1 Record (1972) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62291 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2003 Ardent Music / Victor Entertainment Japan | VICP-62291 | Mini LP
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop / Proto-Punk

First-to-CD reissue of Big Star's 1972 first album. Expected to come housed in a mini-LP type cardboard sleeve. The problem with coming in late on an artwork lauded as "influential" is that you've probably encountered the work it influenced first, so its truly innovative qualities are lost. Thus, if you are hearing Big Star's debut album for the first time decades after its release (as, inevitably, most people must), you may be reminded of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers or R.E.M., who came after – that is, if you don't think of the Byrds and the Beatles circa 1965. What was remarkable about #1 Record in 1972 was that nobody except Big Star (and maybe Badfinger and the Raspberries) wanted to sound like this – simple, light pop with sweet harmonies and jangly guitars.

Feeding Japan: The Cultural and Political Issues of Dependency and Risk  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Jan. 17, 2018
Feeding Japan: The Cultural and Political Issues of Dependency and Risk

Feeding Japan: The Cultural and Political Issues of Dependency and Risk by Andreas Niehaus, Tine Walravens
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319505521 | 540 Pages | PDF | 25.5 MB

This edited collection explores the historical dimensions, cultural practices, socio-economic mechanisms and political agendas that shape the notion of a national cuisine inside and outside of Japan.
Samba Trio - Tristeza (1982) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6434}

Samba Trio - Tristeza (1982) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6434}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 252 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 270 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1982, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6434
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Samba Jazz / Bossa Nova / Brazilian Traditions

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. This is a fun quartet playing a very nice combination of Bossa-Samba-Jazz. Their version (Chick de Ipanema) has a fantastic incidental combination of two of the most amazing Bossa songs of all times in the same song; Girl from Ipanema and Summer Samba in a smooth and subtle way that will blow you away. Their other renditions to Bossa classics are amazing. Check them out, you'll love them.