Ambient music in Japan  

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"In the late 2010s, popularity of Japanese ambient records like Hiroshi Yoshimura’s Music For Nine Post Cards (1982), Green (1986) and Haruomi Hosono's Watering a Flower (1984) have soared. In 2019, there was the compilation Kankyō Ongaku (2019) on Light in the Attic."--Sholem Stein

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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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