My specialization is in aesthetics and musicology. I conduct music theory research and analysis on 19th century German church music. In the era of “secularization,” art, too, distanced itself from the church system. I explore the significance of discussions of church music in the context of a time period when less-restricted types of religious art were starting to emerge. I also have an interest in the folkloric performance art of kagura, which is a form of Japanese religious ritualistic music and dance, and I am working on a survey of remaining examples of this art from around Japan. At U-PARL, I work especially with the organizing and researching of materials related to Christianity and those written in German.
|2004||Graduated from Saitama University, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts Studies|
|2006||Graduated master’s degree course, Saitama University, Graduate School of Cultural Science, Cultural Construction Studies|
|2010||After working at a publishing company, entered master’s degree course, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Department of Aesthetics|
|2013||Graduated master’s degree course, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Department of Aesthetics|
|2018–Present||Project Research Fellow, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research Library|
Books & Articles
“Argument on Missa Solemnis by Critics around ‘New German School’: Its Development and Significance,” Bigaku geijutsugaku kenkyū 33/34, 2015: 49–74 (in Japanese).
A kagura performance