HULA HALAU IN TOKYO

A Case Study of Hula Schools

Authors

  • Yoko Kurokawa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v4i4.28712

Keywords:

hula, hula schools, Hawaiian music

Abstract

Yoko Kurokawa observes that Japanese interest in hula has increased substantially from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s, and documents the rise in popularity of hula schools in Tokyo. Kurokawa addresses key questions around the attraction of the Japanese to Hawaiian music, and places this current phase of popularity within a broader historical context of hula in Japan. This builds on research first published in Perfect Beat in 1994, exhibiting once again the journal's commitment to continuing discourses of research (see Hosokawa, 1994; Coyle and Coyle, 1995).

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Published

2015-10-04

How to Cite

Kurokawa, Y. (2015). HULA HALAU IN TOKYO: A Case Study of Hula Schools. Perfect Beat, 4(4), 61–72. https://doi.org/10.1558/prbt.v4i4.28712

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