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Iterum Meditemur

Description: Recording of Mayako Kubo's Iterum Meditemur for trombone and tape. The tape was produced in the electronic music studio of the Hochschule für Musik in Wien. Included in the sounds of the tape are wind chimes, bells, and human voice which reads reports from a newspaper printed in 1941 in Columbus, Ohio USA. The text for the trombone player is from the Japanese author Kazumi Takahaschi, partially altered by the composer It was composed from September to November 1978 in Vienna.
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Date: 1978
Creator: Kubo, Mayako
Partner: UNT Music Library

Nagasaki

Description: Recording of Alden Jenks's Nagasaki made in the electronic music studio of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Both electronic and non-electronic sounds were used (of the latter the human voice and music of the Japanese court, "gagaku", figure prominently). The human voice appears to be electronically generated, or electronic sounds appear to be gagaku instruments, singing voices, or a percussion ensemble. The words used are those of Fujio Tsujimoto at the age of five, of Nagasaki; on the tape they are spoken by the Japanese violinist Mayumi Ohira.
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Date: 1982-03/1983-03
Creator: Jenks, Alden, 1940-
Partner: UNT Music Library

What Can Be Learned From Champions of Ozone Layer Protection for Urban and Regional Carbon Management in Japan?

Description: The document contains the opening addresses of the conveners and presentation slides of the presenters in the Tokyo Office of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) event. The conference was organized around the idea of introducing two important groups to each other to stimulate new ideas to break through barriers for carbon management, a major environmental and social challenge in the 21st Century.
Date: April 1, 2006
Creator: Canan, Penelope & Crawford, Shaney
Partner: UNT Libraries

Annual Report on the Environment, the Sound Material-Cycle Society and the Biodiversity 2009

Description: The white paper on comprehensive environmental policy describes the role of Japan's economy in a sound global environment. In the first part, the report describes current the environmental conditions of the Earth and of Japan, human activities in Japan and overseas, their environmental impacts, and the pathway to the environmental century. The second part of the white paper reports on various measures.
Date: November 2009
Creator: [Japan] Ministry of the Environment
Partner: UNT Libraries

Wanting to Try It On Right Away: Fungus from Kumano in Kii Province

Description: A woman in a red kimono and a blue robe dominates the foreground of the print while in a scene behind her is a man climbing a mountain. The woman's hair is in an elaborate style with two long picks with sculpted handles. In an inset in the upper right corner of the print is some Japanese text.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wanting to Suckle: Fresh Sea Cucumbers from Mikawa Province

Description: A woman in a kimono holds an infant while behind her is a scene of men in a boat with a mountain in the distance. In the upper right corner of the print is an inset containing Japanese text.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Sleepy: Salamanders from Izu Province

Description: A woman rests her head on her hand and appears to be sleeping. Her kimono is brown and striped. A scene on the wall behind her is of some men in the landscape who appear to be climbing a mountain. Some Japanese text is also part of the woodblock print.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wanting to Be Independent: Cloth from Echigo Province

Description: Woman looking into a hand-held mirror and dabbing at her forehead is the main portion of the composition. Her kimono consists of two colors and patterns, one pale purple and the collar red. A landscape scene is behind the woman with people toting bushels of straw and others working in the water.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cherry Blossoms at the Kiyomizu-do in Ueno

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts a tree in the foreground and a red pagoda style building in the background. Some Japanese text in black ink is in the lower portion of the postcard.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Haiku Poem by Issa (1763-1827)

Description: The top half of the postcard contains a depiction of a person on their knees with a wide-eyed expression and shoes on their hands. The poem is written along the bottom edge of the picture and the right edge of the postcard. The bottom half is empty.
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Date: 1900~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Haiku Poem by Buson (1716-1783)

Description: The poem is written in white text on the top and left edges of the postcard. The top two-thirds of the vertically oriented postcard contains a depiction of a standing rat wearing a robe and holding a sword under his arm.
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Date: 1900~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
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Sea Bream from Awaji Province

Description: A woman wearing a polka-dotted kimono rests her head on her hand and gazes into the distance. Behind her is a scene of men pulling many fish from the sea. Insets include Japanese text.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
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Yamashiro Province

Description: A woman wearing a highly patterned kimono looks out a window or door at a man climbing a tree. There are several insets with Japanese text.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
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Hôki Province

Description: A woman in a green cloak looks back over her right shoulder. She wears a loose white scarf and a landscape is beyond.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
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Wanting to Warm It: Daikon Radishes from Higo Province

Description: A woman wearing a dark striped kimono has her back to the viewer and she appears to be stamping something. In the scene in the distance, several men are engaged in an activity. Japanese text is included in several insets along the right hand side of the print.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wanting to Get Away Quickly: Shimôsa Province

Description: A woman appears to be scared of a dragon that looks to be made of cloth. Behind the woman is a landscape scene and in the upper corner of the print is some Japanese text.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshiiku
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Puffy-Faced with Distress: Mackerel of Noto Province

Description: A woman in a patterned kimono leans on a plaid fabric covered structure. She appears unhappy and her face leans on one hand. Behind her is a scene of men working and insets in the upper right of the print contain Japanese text.
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Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design