Ambient music in Japan  

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"Over the last few years, obscure Japanese ambient classics like Hiroshi Yoshimura’s Green and Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass have surged in popularity. Lewis Gordon investigates the phenomenon, talking to the record collectors and vendors in the US, UK and Japan that helped inform a new wave of interest." --Factmag[1]

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Ambient music in Japan arose in the early eighties with artists such as Hiroshi Yoshimura, Takashi Kokubo, Harry Hosono, Midori Takada and Satoshi Ashikawa.

A forerunner was Music for Zen Meditation (1964) by Tony Scott, featuring Shinichi Yuize (koto) and Hōzan Yamamoto (shakuhachi).

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