I specialize in ethnomusicology and cultural anthropology. My main field is Japanese traditional performing arts of the medieval origin such as Noh drama and ritualistic music and dance traditions in the rural villages all over Japan. As an ethnomusicologist, I am involved in comparative study of music transmission among Asian countries.
1984 B.A., Department of Musicology, Osaka University
1986 M.A., Department of Musicology, Osaka University
1996 Ph.D., Department of Musicology, Osaka University
1988-1997 Lecturer, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
1998-2005 Associate Professor, Department of International Communication, Osaka International University
Fall, 2000 Toyota Visiting Professor, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan
2005-2011 Associate Professor, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music, Kyoto City University of Arts
2012-present Professor, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music, Kyoto City University of Arts
1986 “Structure and Rhythm in Noh: an Introduction,” in The Oral and the Literate in Music, eds. Tokumaru Y. and Yamaguti O. (Tokyo: Academia Music), pp. 88-95.
1986 “Kuchishoga: the Vocal Rendition of Instrumental Expression in the Oral and Literate Tradition of Japanese Music,” in The Oral and the Literate in Music, eds. Tokumaru Y. and Yamaguti O. (Tokyo: Academia Music): pp. 239-251.
1990 “Cultural Synchrony in Performance: An Examination of the Musical Use of the Japanese Word Nori,” Zinbun: Annals of the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University no.25: pp. 1-16.
2002 “Continuity and Authenticity in Japanese Traditional Music,” In Robert C. Provine, Yosihiko Tokumaru and J. lawrence Witzleben (eds.) The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 7: East Asia. (New York; London: Routledge), translated by Hugh de Ferranti, pp. 767-772.
2005 “The Transmission Process of Hane-Noo Dance for the Dengaku Festival in Nishiure Village, Central Japan,” In Kazuyoshi Sugawara (ed.) Construction and Distribution of Body Resources: Correlations between Ecological, Symbolic and Medical Systems. (Tokyo: The Head Office of the Project on “Distribution and Sharing of Resources in Symbolic and Ecological System: Integrative Model-building in Anthropology,” Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), pp. 152-160.
2009 “No and Kyogen: music from the medieval theatre,” In Alison McQueen Tokita and David W. Hughes (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music. (Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.), translated by Alison McQueen Tokita, pp. 127-144.
1996 “Noh Choruses and Choral Singers: Toward a Study of Performance History” (No no Taninzu Gassho to sono Ninaite), Submited 18 December 1995. Advisor: Prof. Yamaguchi Osamu, Osaka University.