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The way of Eiheiji sound recording : Zen-Buddhist ceremony / recorded in Fukui Prefecture, Japan by John Mitchell ; under supervision of Rev. Tetsuya Inoue

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Data Source
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Notes
Notes by Elsie P. Mitchell, including transcriptions and a Japanese glossary (16 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Cover by Designer Collaborative. Cover illustration calligraphy of "Buddha" by Tsoulin Tcheng, courtesy of Mi Chou Gallery.
Recorded by John Mitchell under the supervision of Rev. Tetsuya Inoue in Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
Recorded in Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
Related materials may be found in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection, also held by this repository. Related materials may include correspondence between the studio, producers, and/or performers; original cover art designs; original production materials; business records; and audiotapes from studio production.
Track information
101. Time-Telling Drum and Gong (Koten)
101. Hand Bell
101. Meditation Bell (Kyosho)
101. Metal Gong (Dai Kaijo) and Small Board
101. Sodo Bell (Nairansho)
101. Verse for Putting on Kesa (Takkesa-Ge)
101. Morning Ceremony
101. Hannya Shingyo (Chant)
101. San Do Kai (Chant)
101. Eko (Chant)
101. Juryobong (Chant)
201. Breakfast Preparation Bells and Gongs
201. Eating Verses (Jikiji-Ho)
201. Dai Rai Drum
201. Densho Drum
201. Dai Hi Shin Dharani (Recitation)
201. Ryaku Fusatsu Ceremony
201. Midday Service in Butsuden
301. Fire Protection Ceremony
301. Dai Hi Shin Dharani (With Eko and Refrain)
301. Interview of Novice
301. Shomyo Chant
301. Jikiji-Ho Chant
301. Densho and Inkin
301. Mokugyo
301. Dharani Prayer and Refrain
401. Evening Ceremony
401. Memorial Service for the Dead (Segaki)
401. Kanromon (Gate of Immortality)
401. Shushogi (Taking Vows)
401. Konsho (Evening Bell)
401. Myohorengekyo Fumononge (Chant)
401. Jiho Sanshi (Close of Ceremony)
401. Hatto Bell and Keisu
Publisher number
FR 8980 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email: rinzlerarchives@si.edu
recordist
Mitchell, John
commentator
Mitchell, Elsie P. 1926-
supervisor
Inoue, Tetsuya Rev
Date
1959
Physical description
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type
Phonograph records
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Local number
Folkways 8980
Topic
Shōmyō
Music
Buddhist chants
Buddhist music
Zen Buddhists--Music
Place
Japan
Restrictions & Rights
Restrictions on access