Monday, May 23, 2011
Will Miss #322 - traditional music
I'm not sure I'd ever buy a CD of Japanese traditional music or sit around listening to it for hours. It's not much of a toe tapper, but there is something about it which puts you very much in the spirit of living here and reminds one of nature through its simplicity. Most places are overwhelming you with annoying pop music or, worse, muzak, so it's a refreshing change of pace and a reminder that, yes, you are in Japan, when you happen across either a performance or a playing of said music.
I'll miss the refreshing random encounters with Japanese traditional music.