The Koto [and] Folk dance

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The Koto [and] Folk dance
Sudo, Takeko (Dancer)
Miyakawa, Kikue (Dancer)
Mizutani, Eiko (Dancer)
Owada, Kyoko (Dancer)
Gordon, Beate (Producer)
Eto, Kimio (Instrumentalist)
Honda, Yasuji, 1906-2001 (Researcher)
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)
Gordon, Beate (Narrator)

Asia Society Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7659
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-917 (former)
Dance -- Japan
Folk dancing -- Japan
Koto music
Kotos (Japanese zither)
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: Produced by Japan Society under the supervision of Beate Gordon. Directed by Robert Myhrum. Narrated by Beate Gordon. Koto player: Kimio Eto. Dancers: Takeko Sudo, Kikue Miyakawa, Eiko Mizutani, Kyoko Owada. Research: Yasuji Honda.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (59 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Two 30-min. programs on Japan. Kimio Eto, noted koto virtuoso, and an introduction to the folk dance arts of Niigata, with explanation and demonstration.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY877017333-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12164538
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ef216420-806e-0135-4724-069ed6dbf981
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  • 1965: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Koto [and] Folk dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1965.

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The Koto [and] Folk dance