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With its thunderous sounds and excellent choreography, eastern taiko drumming has captivated audiences in Japan and the world over, making it the most profitable appearing arts to emerge from Japan some time past century. according to ethnographic fieldwork performed between taiko teams in Japan, Taiko Boom explores the origins of taiko within the early postwar interval and its popularization over the next a long time of quick monetary development in Japan’s towns and nation-state. development at the insights of globalization stories, the publication argues that taiko built inside and has come to precise new different types of communal organization in a Japan more and more engaged with international cultural flows. whereas its recognition has created new possibilities for jap to take part in neighborhood existence, this examine additionally unearths how the discourses and practices of taiko drummers dramatize tensions inherent in eastern conceptions of race, the physique, gender, authenticity, and locality.

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