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  1. Aslı Karayel

    Japanese Folk Music

    Hi peeps! I'm a musician from Turkey who is soon travelling to Japan for a symposium and I will be talking about Turkish folk and modern music but as a little spice I thought I could make a mash up of a Japanese and a Turkish folk song to perform. I did a bit of a research but given how little...
  2. Kappa

    Culture Kappa

    Kappa (河童, lit. “river-child”), also known as kawatarō (川太郎, lit. “river-boy”) or kawako (川子, “river-children”), are supernatural amphibious creatures said to inhabit Japan’s waters. They are considered to be a transformation of a Shintō water deity (水神 Suijin). The description and the name of...
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