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KURO KAMI - (by Winthrop Brookhouse)  Year: 2016
Winthrop Brookhouse A modern interpretation of a traditional Japanese instrumental piece. The koto and flute hold the melody with the Thai Gongs adding color. Synthesizer adds the deep resonance. Film, television, world lounge, ethnic restaurant or hotel, radio, documentary, new age, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
813504 3:05 Med Slow 95   


SAKURA (FULL) - (by Eric Waters)  Year: 2012
Eric Waters Beautiful traditional Japanese folk melody from the Edo Period. Shakuhachi flutes accompanied by koto, shamisen, & chimes set an exotic & peaceful atmosphere. Ideal for cooking or travel shows. Meditative & Healing uses include Yoga, Tai Chi, Massage, & more. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
567809 2:59 Slow 60   
15sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk
750138 0:15 Slow 60   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk
750142 0:30 Slow 60   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk
750146 1:00 Slow 60   
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
750151 1:30 Slow 60   


CHERRY BLOSSOMS - (by Chameleon Music)
Chameleon Music A very lovely traditional Japanese folk song depicting spring, the season of cherry blossoms, also known as Sakura. It's a typical representation of Japan and Japanese culture. Also it's suitable as a children's song. Female Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
727736 2:47 Med Slow 80   
60sec (Female humming + ending) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
727739 0:57 Med Slow 80   
Variation (Lovely female vocals) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
727741 0:43 Med Slow 80   
Ident (Music Box Melody) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
727740 0:12 Med Slow 80   
Variation (Main Melody + Female Vocals) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
727742 1:07 Med Slow 80   


BAMBOO MEDITATION - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Bamboo meditation. Melancholic instrumental composition in Japanese traditional music style. Calm and gentle oriental sound picture. Quiet and soulful. Perfect for any kind of production with Asian themes. Version for bamboo flute, koto and taiko percussion. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
691084 2:41 Mixed   
Variation (Flute Solo) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
691083 2:38 Mixed   


SPIRIT - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Spirit. Meditative instrumental composition with elements of Japanese traditional music. Calm as the breeze, quiet as mountain creek and bright as spring flower. Melancholic improvisation on bamboo flute, shamisen and Japanese traditional percussion. Main full version. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
688056 3:54 Mixed   
Variation (Flute Solo) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
688055 3:54 Mixed   


LOST - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Lost. Dramatic meditative instrumental composition in Japanese traditional music style. Soulful melancholic song of bamboo flute with Asian soul. Gentle, quiet, soft. Sorrowful minimalistic sound picture. Main version for bamboo flute, koto & taiko sticks. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
688054 2:36 Mixed   
Variation (Flute Solo) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
688053 2:21 Mixed   


JAPANESE TEA HOUSE - (by Amazing Music)  Year: 2014
Amazing Music Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
686633 4:41   


MOUNTAIN SIGHT - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Mountain Sight. Meditative instrumental composition with elements of Japanese traditional music. Melancholic suite with Asian soul. Played by small ensemble of taiko drums and bamboo flute. Music of infinite peace, modesty simplicity and joy of life. Main full version. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
685015 2:17 Med Slow 86   
Variation (Taiko Drums Texture) - Drums, Taiko Drums
685014 2:17 Med Slow 86   


CHRYSANTHEMUM CREEK - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Chrysanthemum Creek. Slow meditative composition with elements of Japanese traditional music. Music of large plains, silent woods and windless mountains. Sound picture with the heart of rising sun. Played by small ensemble of taiko drums and bamboo flute. Main full version. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
685013 2:26 Med Slow 86   
Variation (Taiko Drums Texture) - Japanese, Taiko
685012 2:28 Med Slow 86   


AKATOMBO/RED DRAGONFLY TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MELODY - (by Steve Rice)  Year: 2014
Steve Rice Akatombo, a traditional folk melody from Japan, played by violin and piano. Also known as "Red Dragonfly". Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
669049 1:58 Med Slow 80   


KURODA JAPANESE TRADITIONAL - (by Doubletime Creations)  Year: 2012
Doubletime Creations Dreamy visions in a misty Buddhist temple. Features shakuhachi and taiko drum in a slow, meditative, trance-like tempo. Perfect for quiet scenes, moments of relaxation, and Japanese period films similar to "The Last Samurai" and "Dream" by Kurosawa. Instrumental, Japanese, Taiko
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Taiko  
545575 2:25 Slow 64   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
658422 1:03 Slow 64   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Ethereal  
658423 0:31 Slow 64   


SOLEMN JAPANESE TRADITIONAL - (by Doubletime Creations)  Year: 2012
Doubletime Creations Dreamy visions in a misty Buddhist temple. Features shakuhachi, koto, and gong in a slow, meditative, trance-like tempo. Perfect for quiet scenes, moments of relaxation, and Japanese period films similar to "The Last Samurai" and "Dream" by Kurosawa. Instrumental, Japanese, Taiko
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Taiko  
545604 1:14 Slow 70   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
658410 0:31 Slow 70   
15sec - Japanese, Japanese Ethereal  
658411 0:16 Slow 70   


DREAMY JAPANESE TRADITIONAL - (by Doubletime Creations)  Year: 2012
Doubletime Creations Dreamy visions in a misty Buddhist temple. Features shakuhachi and koto in a slow, meditative, trance-like tempo. Perfect for quiet scenes, moments of relaxation, and Japanese period films similar to "The Last Samurai" and "Dream" by Kurosawa. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Ethereal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Ethereal  
545260 1:18 Very Slow 53   
15sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
658405 0:17 Very Slow 53   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Ethereal  
658406 0:31 Very Slow 53   


CELEBRATION - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Celebration. Bright instrumental composition with elements of Japanese folk festive dance music. Bouncy cheerful music of simple happiness of ordinary people. Played on traditional Japanese taiko drums. Main version with shamisen and bamboo flute shakuhachi. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
640520 2:08 Med Slow 93   
Variation (Taiko Drums Texture) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
640519 2:08 Med Slow 93   


BROKEN UMBRELLA & THE WIND - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2014
Cyril Baranov Broken Umbrella & The Wind. Dramatic instrumental composition in Japanese traditional music style. Melancholic duo of bamboo flute hotchiku and three-stringed instrument shamisen. Colorful sound picture of old Japan. Main version with measured rhythm of taiko drums. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
637656 2:13 Med Slow 94   
Variation (Hotchiku & Shamisen Version) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
637655 2:17 Med Slow 94   


THE MOON OVER THE RUINED CASTLE - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 1901
Cyril Baranov Kojo no Tsuki (translated as “The Moon over the Ruined Castle”). A famous Japanese song, composed in the Meiji Period. Although it was written by composer Rentaro Taki in 1901 song quickly become one of the most popular piece of Japanese Traditional music. Version for shamisen and taiko drums. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
636016 2:35 Slow 76   
Variation A (Taiko Drums Texture) - Japanese, Taiko
636017 2:35 Slow 76   
Variation B (Koto & Taiko Version) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
636013 2:35 Slow 76   
Variation C (Shakuhachi & Koto Version) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
636014 2:13 Slow 76   
Variation D (Shakuhachi, Koto & Taiko) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
636015 2:35 Slow 76   


SAKURA - (by Doubletime Creations)  Year: 2013
Doubletime Creations Arrangement of the Japanese folk song "Sakura" featuring shakuhachi, koto, taiko drums, and assorted percussion in a slow, meditative, trance-like tempo. Perfect for quiet scenes, moments of relaxation, and Japanese period films similar to "The Last Samurai" and "Dream" by Kurosawa. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
615507 1:08 Slow 60   


SHOJOJI (THE RACOON SONG) - (by Mark Knox)  Year: 1925
Mark Knox A Japanese children’s song about a hungry raccoon who lives in a temple and beats his belly like a drum. An infectious melody that almost every Japanese person knows. Even if you’ve never heard it before, it sounds familiar. Innocent, fun and child-like with many different mixes - take a listen. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
610857 1:39 Fast 164   


JAPANESE HARVEST FESTIVAL - (by Christopher Fuller)  Year: 2013
Christopher Fuller This happy Japanese folk tune features flutes, koto, shamisen, taiko, other traditional percussion, and string section creating an uplifting wholesome feeling. Expressed is a feeling of community, tradition, and hope. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
609165 2:15 Med Slow 90   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk
609166 0:34 Med Slow 90   
Variation - Japanese, Japanese Folk
609164 1:04 Slow 90   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk
609167 1:03 Med Slow 90   


GEISHA DANCE - (by Christopher Fuller)  Year: 2013
Christopher Fuller This is a lively and happy Japanese tune in a traditional style utilizing koto, shamisen, taiko, flute, and various percussion with a touch of strings toward the edge for dramatic effect. Perfect for documentaries, Samurai or other period productions, or anything that needs an upbeat Asian flavor. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
609161 2:12 Med Slow 90   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk
609162 0:32 Med Slow 90   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk
609163 0:58 Med Slow 90   


BUT A DREAM - (by Cary Kanno)  Year: 2013
Cary Kanno a driving electric based guitar in a Japanese scale. Lyrically almost like a Haiku. Male Vocals, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Indie Singer-Songwriter
581044 3:50 Medium 114   
Variation (Instrumental) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
608242 3:49 Medium 113   


HALF MOON - (by Javier Pitera)  Year: 2013
Javier Pitera Chinese Traditional Music. This intimate and espirtual melody, take us to the environments of the ancient Eastern cultures. This music is played on the koto, a traditional instrument Chinese and Japanese. These sounds are perfect to illustrate scenes for films, TV series, commercials ... Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
606469 2:10 Very Slow 50   


LAST BATTLE MARCH - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2013
Cyril Baranov Last Battle March. Dramatic ethnic composition in Japanese Traditional music style. Passionate sound picture of honor, loyalty and daring. March of the samurais from old Japan. Fully arranged version for bamboo flute shakuhachi, koto and big ensemble of taiko drums. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
585846 2:35 Slow 75   
Variation A (Taiko Drums Ensemble) - Japanese, Game Music
585845 2:32 Slow 75   
Variation B (Shakuhachi & Koto) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
585844 2:27 Slow 75   


TEMPTATION - (by Cyril Baranov)  Year: 2013
Cyril Baranov Temptation. Contemporary composition in Japanese music style for traditional bamboo flute hotchiku. With its distinctive low pitched, sandy sibilant voice, hotchiku become one of the most famous instruments for Zen meditation. Passionate, romantic and contemplative. Version with piano. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
583173 2:50 Med Slow 99   
Variation (Hotchiku Solo) - Japanese, Japanese Folk
583172 2:34 Med Slow 99   


KOI POND - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2013
Rosalind Richards Lovely, relaxing Asian piece with flute, wind and a beautiful zither. Pleasing sounds gently weave together with the wind in the background making is a perfect for a walk in nature. Perfect for Discovery channel or Travel or cooking show. Peaceful and light section in film. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
579771 3:21 Med Slow 80   


FLUTTERING LEAVES - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2013
Rosalind Richards Light and beautiful Asian piece with strings, flute, bell and water. Lovely floating melodies gently and harmoniously dance together. Perfect instrumental background for Asian film or TV creating a relaxing, uplifting and peaceful mood. Romantic, joyful and magical. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
578209 3:33 Med Slow 90   


GENTLE WAVE - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2013
Rosalind Richards Calm, soothing and beautiful Asian-styled piece with Flute, temple bowls and nature sounds. Lovely piece accompanying any nature scenes, spa, cooking or travel documentary. A peaceful walk overlooking a picturesque vista. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
578003 3:34 Med Slow 80   


KYOTO GARDEN - (by Alexander Tobias Orest)  Year: 2013
Alexander Tobias Orest Traditional Japanese folk music in the style of "Sakura". Japanese rock gardens. Zen gardens. Meditation. Teahouse. Gagaku. Sōkyoku. Feeling relaxed and calm. Meeting friends and having a good time, enjoying life. Beautiful moments. Out in the garden feeling peaceful. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
576542 1:29 Slow 70   


GEISHA DREAM - (by Doubletime Creations)  Year: 2013
Doubletime Creations Relaxing lullaby manifested by dreamy visions. Features shakuhachi flute with soft guitar accompaniment. Great for tranquil moments and scenes of blissful jubilation. Delicate, romantic, gentle and serene. Epic and tender romance, Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
576537 1:52 Slow 73   


LANTERN IN THE WIND - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2013
Rosalind Richards Calm, Chinese folk ensemble with traditional instruments of guzheng and xiao flute. Sweet, refined piece perfect for restaurants, travel documentary, cooking show or doing Tai Chi. Great soundtrack for film or TV. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
578256 3:44 Medium 105   


MISTS OF KUROKAWA - (by Space Taster)  Year: 2015
Space Taster Tranquil eastern theme with an exotic, evocative melody. Traditional ethnic and orchestral instruments create a meditative atmosphere that is both is spiritual and noble. Perfect for travelogues, anime, documentaries on an eastern theme. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
574092 2:15 Med Slow 102   


MAGIC GARDEN BLOSSOMS - (by Space Taster)  Year: 2015
Space Taster Tranquil eastern theme with an exotic, evocative melody. Traditional ethnic and orchestral instruments create a meditative atmosphere that is both is spiritual and noble. Perfect for travelogues, anime, documentaries on an eastern theme. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk
574090 2:35 Med Slow 102   


BLUE POPPY RESTAURANT - (by Steve Urwin)  Year: 2012
Steve Urwin traditional ethnic instrumentation that has an immediate oriental mood. Simple and adequate. Space allowed to let the sounds resonate. Non intrusive sounds that work well for travel programmes and also eating venues. Very little percussion that does not linger or dominate, passive. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
568386 1:59 Slow 64   
15sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
568383 0:15 Slow 64   
30sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
568384 0:30 Slow 64   
60sec - Japanese, Japanese Folk  
568385 1:01 Slow 64   

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