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Little Songs of the Geisha : Traditional Japanese KoUta.

Author: Liza Dalby
Publisher: New York : Tuttle Pub., 2011.
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A fascinating look into the world of the Geisha through the 400yearold art of KoUta, the traditional song form sung to threestringed shamisen music. A vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan.
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Dalby, Liza.
Little Songs of the Geisha : Traditional Japanese KoUta.
New York : Tuttle Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Dalby
ISBN: 9781462902200 1462902200
OCLC Number: 779827883
Description: 1 online resource (130 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; TABLE OF CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; THE KO-UTA; 1. First Day of Spring--Haru kaze ga soyo soyo to . . .; 2. A Single Olum Blossom--Ume ichirin . . .; 3. Two Fans--Kasane-ogi . . .; 4. Evening Rain--Koyoi wa ame . . .; 5. Waiting Anxiously--Machiwabite . . .; 6. I'm Leaving--Tomete mo kearu . . .; 7. Just Down the Road--Kono saki ni . . .; 8. In the Right Now of Now--Ima no ima . . .; 9. White Fans--Hakusen; 10. After the Rain--Yudachi no sugite . . .; 11. Sound of Insects--Mushi no ne . . .; 12. The Seven Autumn Grasses--Aki no nanakusa . . .; 13. Sprinkling the Garden--Uchimizu ... 14. Hoodwinked--Damasarete . . .15. First Snow--Hatsuyuki . . .; 16. The Snow Man--Yuki no daruma . . .; 17. The Charm of Tatsumi--Tatsum yoi toko . . .; 18. Cold-Water Tea--Mizu no debana . . .; 19. Lovers' Quarrel--Hara no tatsu tokya . . .; 20. Longing--Sekare sekarete . . .; 21. Journeying Lovestruck--Horete kayou ni . . .; 22. Closing Time Is Midnight--Hike wa kokonotsu . . .; 23. Wine and Women--Sake to anna . . .; 24. Marionette--Karakuri . . .; 25. Snake Mountain--Hebi yama . . .; Appendixes; 1. Shamisen Notation for Tomete mo Kaeru; 2. Western Transcription of Tomete mo Kaeru; Back Cover.

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A fascinating look into the world of the Geisha through the 400yearold art of KoUta, the traditional song form sung to threestringed shamisen music. A vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan.

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