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Options June 6, 2016: Tokyo Asakusa Audio Walk 東京浅草音響小旅行

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Otojiro Kawakami Troupe 川上音二郎一座  Oppekepe-bushi オッペケペー節   Options Yomigaeru Oppekepe-bushi 甦るオッペケペー節  1995  1995  In times of recession like this You’re oblivious to the poor people suffering Wearing an expensive western hat, golden watch and golden ring Kissing ass of power and privileged Wasting money on girls and parties Building up your fortune only for yourself Are you going to take them with you after you die? Are you going to bribe the king of the hell to get to the heaven? You think you can do that? I don’t think so.   
Toshiyuki Tsuchitori (Azenbow Soeda) 土取利行 (添田唖蝉坊)  Worker's song 労働問題の歌   Options 添田唖蝉坊・知道を演歌する Vol.2  Original recording  2015    0:01:34 (Pop‑up)
Tokijiro Maruichi, Kamezou and Komatsu 丸一時二郎, 亀蔵 & 小松  Kagomari no kyoku 籠鞠の曲   Options 再発見・ニッポンの音/芸 寄席芸名人会  Teichiku   1995  Edo Daikagura, balancing act & juggling performance from 400 years ago performed by Sen-oh Maruichi 丸一仙翁 on Youtube  0:04:27 (Pop‑up)
Shizu-tayu Kiyomoto, Eijiro Kiyomoto, Eiji Kiyomoto 清元志寿太夫 / 清元栄次郎 / 清元栄治  Sanja-matsuri 三社祭   Options Japanese Traditional Music: Koto & Shamisen 1941 日本伝統音楽「箏・三味線1941年」  World Arbiter  2011  From the reissue of the Japan Foundation for Intercultural Exchange (国際文化振興会) collection recorded in 1941  0:07:39 (Pop‑up)
Tatsuo Fuji 富士辰雄 (Piano), Misa Kineya 杵屋みさ (Shamisen)  Azuma Hakkei / Musume Dohjohji 吾妻八景・娘道成寺   Options   Kokka Records 国歌レコード   1929    0:10:09 (Pop‑up)
Roppa Furukawa 古川緑波  Harikiri Boy ハリキリ・ボーイ   Options     1936    0:13:36 (Pop‑up)
Dick Mine ディック・ミネ  Dinah ダイナ   Options   Teichiku  1935    0:17:03 (Pop‑up)
Akireta Boys あきれたぼういず  Kowairo tamatebako 聲色玉手箱   Options オリジナル盤による懐かしの針音 喜劇の王様たち  Nippon Columbia  1984  Original 1946  0:20:11 (Pop‑up)
Ichimaru 市丸  Nantoka naranai monokashira 何とかならないものかしら   Options   Victor   1936    0:27:07 (Pop‑up)
Shinsho Kokontei the 5th 古今亭志ん生(五代目)  Usuzumi 薄墨   Options Tounasu-ya Seidan 唐茄子屋政談        0:30:37 (Pop‑up)
Ichiro Fujiyama 藤山一郎  Funanori no uta 舟乗りの歌 (Sailor’s song)   Options 決定盤 国民的歌手 藤山一郎全集(下) ~貴重な遺産~  Nippon Columbia  2011  Original 1953  0:32:00 (Pop‑up)
Yoshio Kawada 川田義雄  Akagiyama Blues 赤城山ブルース   Options Tanoshiki Nan-yoh 楽しき南洋  Offnote  2010  Original 1940  0:35:11 (Pop‑up)
Bunta Sugawara 菅原文太  Kanto tekiya Blues 関東テキヤブルース   Options 関東テキヤブルース (film)    1969    0:38:40 (Pop‑up)
Umekichi うめ吉  Kirigirisu   Options The Voice of Geisha Doll  Benten Tokyo  2006    1:07:48 (Pop‑up)
Asha Bhosle  Jab Chali Thandi Hawa   Options Do Badan (film)    1966    1:11:00 (Pop‑up)
Suthep Daoduangmai Band  Lam Phaen Ma Chang Dai Pai Chang San   Options Come My Brother, Let’s Go To The City!  EM Records  2015    1:14:46 (Pop‑up)
Phuong Dung  Do Ai   Options Larger Than Life (but Less Than Colossal)  WFMU  2015  Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie 2015 marathon premium!  1:18:27 (Pop‑up)
Asakusa Jinta 浅草ジンタ  Edo yo muso 江戸夜夢想   Options Asakusa Rock 浅草ロック  Globule Music Publishers, Inc.  2005    1:22:29 (Pop‑up)
Kenichi Enomoto 榎本健一  Buki-woogie Muchabou Benkei 武器ウギ・無茶坊弁慶   Options エノケンの大全集~完結篇  EMI  1994  Original 1949  1:25:36 (Pop‑up)
Rikizo Taya 田谷力三  恋はやさし野辺の花よ           1:28:43 (Pop‑up)
Mama!milk  Gala de Caras   Options Gala de Caras  Raft Music  2003    1:31:13 (Pop‑up)
Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round  #3   Options         1:35:32 (Pop‑up)
Fishmans  Daydream   Options Uchu Nihon Setagaya 宇宙 日本 世田谷  Polydor  1997    1:38:23 (Pop‑up)
Sumako Matsui 松井須磨子  Katyusha no uta (Katyusha’s song) カチューシャの唄 復活唱歌   Options   Orient Records  1914    1:46:33 (Pop‑up)
Utako Matsushima 松島詩子  Watashi no aozora 私の青空   Options       1930’s  1:49:11 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:47pm Mayuko:

浅草 Asakusa is a town located in the north east part of central Tokyo. It was a place where jazz and opera from the west flourished and then got mixed with 18th century pop culture in the pre-WW2 period. Also I used to live there. I'm doing a little Asakusa audio sight-seeing tour this evening!
  3:40pm mzz:

I'll miss your program this evening but when I think of Asakusa, 人力車 comes to mind. Did you know it calls "rickshaw" in west?
Avatar 4:12pm Mayuko:

hello mzz! yah I've heard of people calling it rickshaw in the west, I wonder how that happened though.
Avatar 5:02pm Mayuko:

Azenbow soeda is a singer who was active in the early 1900 who is known for his socialistic, political songs. There’s a stone memorial monument for him in Bentenyama park in Asakusa, it’s a very small park in the grounds of Sensoji temple, where it’s big bell is placed. www.nytimes.com...
Avatar 5:04pm Mayuko:

Kagomari no kyoku is a track for ‘Edo Daikagura’, the balancing act & juggling performance / ritual from 400 years ago edo-daikagura.com... You can watch it live at, again, Asakusa Engei Hall, a venue for traditional comic shows and performances www.hellojapan.asia...
  5:05pm mzz:

I guess same as 'tunami', 'miso', etc. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E3%81%8B%E3%82%89%E8%8B%B1%E8%AA%9E%E3%81%B8%E3%81%AE%E5%80%9F%E7%94%A8
sorry I gotta go. miss your show!
Avatar 5:09pm Mayuko:

have a good day, mzz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm listener james from westwood:

Good afternoon, Mayuko and all! Puttering around the house cleaning with GTDR on for a bit but now back at the computer!
Avatar 5:12pm Mayuko:

Now is the perfect season to get a beer taking outdoor seats on Hoppy street in Asakusa...
Avatar 5:12pm Mayuko:

Hi james! Thank you for tuning in!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm rbxbx:

Ooo. I love Hoppy! I recently found out Azasu in the East Village serves it (as well as high balls), need to take more advantage of that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm rbxbx:

Also: Hello Mayuko and fellow Play Vertigo listeners :)
  5:17pm melinda:

Hi all!
Avatar 5:17pm Mayuko:

I loved seeing the fake food samples in Kappa-bashi district, it’s like wax museum of food. Def worth checking out content.time.com...
Apparently you can make your own too at some workshops…
Avatar 5:18pm Mayuko:

Hi rbxbx! I became beer drinker after I moved to NYC, so my drink used to be plum liquor in those days, haha. Probably now I'd like Hoppy much better. & thank you for tuning in!
Avatar 5:19pm Mayuko:

Hi melinda! Welcome on board!
Avatar 5:21pm Mayuko:

Masuda Keyton, the member of Akireta Boys, lived in Asakusa and said to be often hanging out at アンヂェラス the cafe Angelus, the oldest coffee shop in Japan tabelog.com...
My family would often hang out there too when I was little…

After I grew up and started living in Asakusa by myself, I’d go to Cafe de Naniwaya for coffee every week though:
Coffee is great, the interior design is old and sophisticated, the owner is the coolest guy I’ve ever seen, and he NEVER fails to pick good music!!! (music selections in shops were often a huge problem for me when I lived in Japan.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm rbxbx:

Umeshu was always a bit too sweet for my tastes. I know some people that really like it though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm rbxbx:

I like Hoppy because it seems lighter than beer, don't feel so fat and bloated after drinking a few ;)
Avatar 5:26pm Mayuko:

yah, umeshu is generally quite sweet, I happened to find one bar on Hoppy street then where they had a pretty good golden color umeshu that wasn't too sweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm listener james from westwood:

Who knew so many of those food samples came from one place? As a kid, I thought they dipped real food in Lucite or some other plastic and just let it dry. I could occasionally be really dense as a kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, folks. About the only cultural significance of my hometown is that it claims to have the longest continuously-running theater in the US (since 1911). www.scenictheater.com... The Elvis impersonator is my sister's husband.
Avatar 5:31pm Mayuko:

古今亭志ん生 was one of the legendary Rakugo storyteller, rakugo literally means “fallen words”, and it’s just one storyteller sitting on the stage without any set, nor prop, and he acts every person in a story. You can see Rakugo performances at Asakusa Engei Hall although it must be difficult to understand if you don’t know Japanese… www.hellojapan.asia...
Avatar 5:34pm Mayuko:

wow james, it didn't even occur to me to imagine what the making process of those wax food is like when I was little. I was just so fascinated by them. Felt like time stopped in silence.
Avatar 5:37pm Mayuko:

Hi Ken, welcome on board! that theater looks pretty great, I'll look into the link more after the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm listener james from westwood:

Digging the travelogue-via-comments-and-web-links!
Avatar 5:39pm Mayuko:

If you’re looking to buy some Enka, Kayou-kyoku, Japanese traditional music and performance cds/records/cassette tapes, Miyata Records is the place to go! tokyobling.wordpress.com...

And Yoro-dow asakusa.cc...
1 Chome-3-6 Asakusa
Avatar 5:40pm Mayuko:

oh I'm glad, james! wanted to make this into a little Asakusa travel guide show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm rbxbx:

I already told my Asakusa story, I have nothing new to offer for the Asakusa themed episode :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm rbxbx:

Wish I knew about all of these things back when I visited! Will have to do it again some day :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm listener james from westwood:

That's a very odd way for them to have redone the town, especially in a country with buildings that go back centuries. There's history all around!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm listener james from westwood:

Now in Brooklyn, I can totally see hipsters putting up, say, an artisanal beard bar with tin ceilings and leech jars and such for the faux-19th-century look.
Avatar 6:07pm northguineahills:

Just looked up Asakusa on Google Earth, realized I've been there a few times as a kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar 6:15pm Mayuko:

I hope you can travel back there someday, rbxbx! james, Brooklyn at least is not putting up some fake wax dolls of NYC celebrity from the 70's or something to decorate the streets, haha. Not yet. Welcome, northguineahills!!
Avatar 6:15pm Mayuko:

Montee the Thai food place in 浅草地下街 (Asakusa Chikagai), the oldest underground shopping arcade in Japan, is so good. 浅草地下街 itself is worth checking out rocketnews24.com...
  6:20pm Sam Segal:

Hi Mayuko! Honored to be following such a wonderful show this week.
Avatar 6:23pm Mayuko:

ah! Hi Sam! i forgot to mention that it was Sam's special show tonight!! 5-hr edition of If You Lose Your Horse (Sam fills in for Global Grease 7-9pm) Playlist and comment for Sam here: wfmu.org...
Avatar 6:23pm Mayuko:

A member of Asakusa Jinta manages a bar called Ginmaku Rock in Asakusa www.odigo.travel...
I only had drinks and never went to see performances there, but could be fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm listener james from westwood:

LOL, the fake wax dolls are all at Tussaud's on 42nd St!
  6:34pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello from Louis Armstrong International Airport, Mayuko. You are fly!
Avatar 6:35pm Mayuko:

Asakusa Hana-yashiki is the oldest amusement park that was first built in 1853 and it has the oldest roller coaster in Japan… Possibly the most frighetning roller coaster ever because it’s so old you feel like it could collapse at any moment while you’re riding it. I would often go there when I was little… www.hanayashiki.net...
Avatar 6:36pm Mayuko:

  6:38pm Dean:

OMG, this is the merry-go-round up the hill from where I work.
Avatar 6:39pm Mayuko:

J-pop/band fans might wanna check out The Three Robbers, as they often have very small - almost secret - music shows there by fairly famous people sometimes, for many musicians are fans of the clothing they design. thethousands.com.au...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm rbxbx:

Gotta run – going to be late for dinner.

Thanks for the show Mayuko! I'll have to catch the end in the archives.
Avatar 6:42pm Mayuko:

Dean!! It's some recordings someone made himself and gave it to me. and I don't even remember who it was! This happened like decades ago.... WAS IT YOU?!?!! haha.
Avatar 6:42pm Mayuko:

Have a good evening, rbxbx! Thank you for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm listener james from westwood:

Hey there, Doug!
  6:45pm Dean:

Wasn't me, no. That's hilarious. The merry-go-round was renovated recently to great fanfare.
Avatar 6:51pm geezerette:

Glamorous and wacky!
Avatar 6:53pm geezerette:

It's super evocative.(Blue Heaven)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks muchly for the fine show, Mayuko! Glad for the tour, as my budget for overseas travel is a touch thin!
Avatar 7:01pm Mayuko:

Thank you for tuning in, geezerette, and thanks everybody for listening! Have a beautiful week.
Avatar 5:15pm fred:

What a great show! I'm late, but I couldn't miss Fred Frith last week. 3 days in a row? I plead guilty
Avatar 7:22pm Mayuko:

I totally don't blame you if it's for Fred Frith!
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