• Anticipating the Asadora Effect: Kasagi Shizuko, NHK’s Boogie Woogie (2023) and the Fabrication of Japanese Popular Culture History

    Author(s):
    Michael Furmanovsky (see profile) , Patrick Patterson
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Music--Japanese influences, Songs, Japanese, Jazz
    Item Type:
    Monograph
    Tag(s):
    boogie-woogie, Hattori Ryōichi, Kasagi Shizuko, NHK Asadora, Shōchiku Gakugekidan, Swing Jazz
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ayb4-4n87
    Abstract:
    In September 2023, Japan's NHK will release a new morning television drama (Asadora) based on the life of the pre-and post-war jazz singer and actress Kasagi Shizuko (1914-1985). This series has been an important vehicle for educating a general television audience on the lives of relatively unknown Taisho and Showa-era female pioneers for over six decades. The fictionalized story of Kasagi’s life is expected to attract an audience of over twenty million and in anticipation of its release, an effort is made to provide a detailed narrative and analysis of the woman known for cheering up Japanese society in the immediate post-war years through her jazz-influenced “boogie-woogie” songs.
    Notes:
    A guide for English-speaking viewers watching the Japanese TV morning drama (asadora) "Boogie Woogie" to be shown on NHK television in the Fall of 2023
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Monograph    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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