Last Biwa Singer A Blind Musician in History, Imagination and Performance. HUGH FERRANTI, HUGH, DE FERRANTI.

Last Biwa Singer A Blind Musician in History, Imagination and Performance

Ithaca. Cornell University East Asia Program, 2009. Stock ID #156271

Black and white illustrations, xii + 320pp, appendices, bibliography, index, a very good hardback copy. This work is an exposition of the traditions of Japanese blind singers who accompanied themeselves on the biwa, and of the complex identity of Yamashika Yoshiyuki (1901-1996), a man widely portrayed as the last such "living relic" of the medieval bards called biwa hōshi. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 156271).

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