DOMESTIC EXOTICISM A recent trend in Japanese popular music
Issue: Vol 3 No. 4 (1998)
Journal: Perfect Beat
Subject Areas: Popular Music
Mitsui's article addresses the domestic self-exoticisation of Japanese popular music through the incorporation of elements
of traditional main-island Japanese, Okinawan and/or Asian Pacific regional music. As Mitsui discusses, while related to both the international vogues for folk music (in the 1960&-70s) and world music (in the 1980&-90s), this tendency in Japanese
music has been a distinctly local phenomenon which evidences both an introverted and a pan-Asian pop sensibility.
Author: TORU MITSUI