The Role of Women in the Introduction of Western Music in Japan

@article{Howe1995TheRO,
  title={The Role of Women in the Introduction of Western Music in Japan},
  author={Sondra Wieland Howe},
  journal={Journal of Historical Research in Music Education},
  year={1995},
  volume={16},
  pages={81 - 97}
}
  • Sondra Wieland Howe
  • Published 1 January 1995
  • History
  • Journal of Historical Research in Music Education
The Meiji period (1868-1912) was a time of tremendous changes as Japan came out of isolation, made contacts with western countries, and modernized its society. Japanese leaders traveled around the world, and they invited Westerners to Japan to help develop industry and educational institutions. The Japanese imported Western music as part of this program of modernization. Izawa Shiiji went to the United States to learn Western music, and Luther Whiting Mason traveled to Japan to teach at the… 

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