Western classical music has a strong presence in Japan and the country is one of the most important markets for this music tradition. Japan is also home to the world's leading wind band, the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, and the largest music competition of any kind, the All-Japan Band Association national contest. Japanese Western Classical music does not represent Japan's original culture. Japanese were first exposed to it in the second half of the 19th century, after more than 200 hundred years of national isolation during the Edo Period. But after that, Japanese studied classical music earnestly to make it a part of their own artistic culture.
Harp, hammered dulcimer and keyboards perform two classic Oriental melodies: Red Dragonfly (Japan) and Arirang (Korea). Beautiful flowing melodies make a great meditative background. Begins with harp glissando, positive, uplifting feeling for inspiring productions. Instrumental, Japanese, Western Classical
Noble and meditative piece, with a hauntingly beautiful melody. Traditional japanese and orchestral instruments create a tranquil, majestic and inspiring musical theme Perfect for travelogues, anime, documentaries on an eastern theme. Instrumental, Japanese, Western Classical
A serene tone poem depicting the peaceful city of Kyoto. Starting out with a simple melody played by brass prayer bowls, it expands into an orchestrated musical landscape of peace and tranquility - Japanese style. Divided into 2 parts, roughly 90 sec. each, it can be edited accordingly. Instrumental, Japanese, Western Classical
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 making it a perfect commercial cue or theme. Instrumental, Japanese, Japanese Dramatic
Based on an ancient Oriental folk melody, this original arrangement includes a variety of stringed instruments and tempos to convey the feeling of an Oriental atmosphere. Begins with solo harp in slow tempo and moves to a moderate rhythm with plucked zither, hammered dulcimer and harp. Instrumental, World Fusion, Asian World Fusion
Noble and meditative japanese music, with a hauntingly beautiful melody. Traditional and orchestral instruments create a tranquil, majestic and dramatic musical theme perfect for films, travel, drama, documentaries, anime/cartoons. Instrumental, Japanese, Western Classical
Very calm, mellow music with soft melodies that pour into the track. Simple and beautiful sounds from the east. percussion is a single soft deep sound. In all inobstrusive and perfect for a background for intimate and family social events and occasions. Plucked and pipe instruments for the piece. Instrumental, Japanese, Western Classical