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Okinawan Studies: Dance / Music

This guide to introduce you to resources on Okinawa and Ryukyu.

Dance Related Resources

Online Database

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  • Kumiwudui (Kumiodori) / 組踊 
  • Japan Digital Theatre Archives at the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University (Last updated: March 2021)
    • This Japan Digital Theatre Archives website (JADH) is provided to search information related to the video recordings of the Japanese performing arts in three domains, spanning contemporary theatre, dance and traditional performing arts. JDTA is developed and operated by the Theatre Museum of Waseda University, as a part of EPAD. 組踊 related resources are included. 

Recommended Printed Books

Recommended Video Recordings

Updated: September 30, 2020

Music Related Resources

Online Database

  • Okinawan Music / 沖縄音楽
    • This database is provided by the Ryukyu Cultural Archives / 琉球文化アーカイブ


Recommended Printed Books

 Recommended Video Recording

 Recommended Sound Recording

Updated: September 22, 2020

Okinawa Studies Librarian

Sachiko Iwabuchi 岩渕祥子's picture
Sachiko Iwabuchi 岩渕祥子
Asia Collection Department
University of Hawai'i
at Mānoa Library
Room 402
sachiko.iwabuchi [at]
(808) 956-2311