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Fumio Sashida (author) “WOMAD Yokohama – Japan’s big festival that disappeared from history”


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Fumio Sashida (author) “WOMAD Yokohama – Japan’s big festival that disappeared from history”

price: 2,000 yen + tax
Release date: 2022/12/21


Why did large-scale festivals disappear?
What did the festival that became the prototype of subsequent music festivals leave behind?

It was ``Womad Yokohama'' that overcame many difficulties and introduced us to music from around the world.
--Peter Barakan (Broadcaster)

“Warmad Yokohama” was the actual starting point of the “festival” that is currently flourishing in Japan. However, such a huge event is no longer talked about. A book that the person in charge of Yokohama City, who was the planner, unraveled the hidden secret. A fairly unique Japanese entertainment history and epic that goes into the state of Japanese local government.
── Tadashi Fujita (music critic, producer)

From 1991 to 1996, the author, who was in charge of Yokohama City at the time, tells the story of the international cultural event "WOMAD Yokohama," which was held at the former site of the Yokohama Expo (currently Rinko Park) and other places. Many unpublished photos.

Special contributions: Peter Barakan, Yasuhiro Hotei (Sukiyaki Meets World executive committee chair) and others

Photos: Mitsuhiro Sugawara, Masataka Ishida, Noboru Kikuchi

Unpublished rare photographs: Harumi Miyako, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Suzanne Vega, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Papa Wemba, Youssou N'Dour, Deti Kurnia, Rinsuke Teruya, Rinken Band, etc.