The Rumba in Pre-World War Two Japan


  • Shuhei Hosokawa



rumba, 'Peanut Fever' pre-war Japan, popular dance


Hosokawa begins this issue with a detailed documentation of the rumba's evolution in 1930s Japan. Through comprehensive empirical research, Hosokawa is able to draw out the sociological and nationalistic implications the rumba held for Japanese people of the time.


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How to Cite

Hosokawa, S. (2015). STRICTLY BALLROOM: The Rumba in Pre-World War Two Japan. Perfect Beat, 4(3), 3-23.