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by Maureen Buja | December 8th, 2017

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You want to check out the city ahead of the crush of the 2020 Summer Olympics, here’s a bit of travel music to see the city. City sounds, traditional sounds, the modern and the antique are all part of Japanese culture and music.

Morning:

You arrive and the country is at your feet:
Traditional: Sakura Sakura
Shono: Z-Paraphrase
Matsuoka: Hanabi
Afternoon:

Time to slow down, and perhaps a nap?
Takemitsu: Subete wa usuakari no naka de (All in Twilight): II. Dark
Taki: Kojo no tsuki
Ifukube: Ballata Sinfonica: II. Seconda ballata: Andante rapsodico
Evening:

Perhaps a concert or a movie?
Ohki: Symphony No. 5, “Hiroshima”: VI. Elegy
Miyazaki: Shimabara no Komoriuta
Ifukube: Godzilla, King of the Monsters: Main title theme
Late Night:

Let’s go play pachinko!
Pachinko in Your Head

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