Research Credits


Research by:

Dr. Jaroslaw Kapuscinski from Stanford University

Dr. François Rose from Stanford University, (formely from the University of the Pacific)

Japanese translation :

TERAUCHI Naoko (D.L.) Professor at Kobe University.

It is with much appreciation that we acknowledge Professor Terauchi's editing contribution.

Spanish translation :

Mauricio Martinez, WebEncyclopedias of Asian Performing Arts in Spanish:

English editor :

Michael Zeligs

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to Professor YUASA Joji whose invaluable support provided the initial impetus for our research, and to Professor TOKUMARU Yosihiko for his much appreciated guidance. We are also indebted to the following persons without whom this research would not have been possible. We offer our appreciation to:

1. Professor SHIBA Shukeyasu, founder and director of the ensemble Reigakusha, and its participating musicians:

HIRAI Yuko, Koto

ISHIKAWA Ko, Shô and voix

MIYAMARU Naoko, Percussion

NAKAMURA Hitomi, Hichiriki

NAKAMURA Kahoru, Biwa

SASAMOTO Takeshi, Ryûteki and komabue


2. Tokyo Concerts Inc




3. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music



4. Sound engineers

KAWASAKI Yoshihiro




From left to right:


Sound engineers from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music,

NAKAMURA Hitomi, Hichiriki player from Reigakusha,

Dr. Jarolsaw Kapuscinski, from Stanford University,

OMORI Mizue, from Tokyo Concerts Inc.



The project was funded primarily through Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Japan Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Endowment Fund for Area and International Studies and Research.

Additional support was provided by:

Stanford University/CCRMA.

The University of the Pacific through a SAAG and an Eberhardt Fellowship

Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music



Website design collaboration: Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, François Rose, Carr Wilkerson, and Michael Zeligs.