Dr. Jaroslaw Kapuscinski from Stanford University
Dr. François Rose 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: www.rutadeseda.org
English editor :
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
3. Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
4. Sound engineers
From left to right:
NISHIHARA Nao and KAWASAKI Yoshihiro,
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:
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.