The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Staff Members

Department of Advanced Human Sciences・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Ethnomusicology; Southeast Asia, Indonesia
Individual Research Projects
  • A Study on Influences of Audiovisual Media on Traditional Performing Arts
Personal website

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music 1986
  • M.A. Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music 1991

Research Interests

Ethnomusicological Research on Southeast Asian Traditional Music

Current Research Topics

A Comparative Study on Gong Cultures of Southeast Asia

Research Keywords

West Java, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Japan, Sundanese, Ethnomusicology

Publications (English publications only)

Gamelan Degung: Traditional Music in Contemporary West Java. In S. Yamashita and J. S. Eades (eds.) Globalization in Sountheast Asia: Local, National, and Transnational Perspectives, pp. 95–110. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.
MMC (3): Indonesia. In S. Sugita, J. K. Hong, T. Fujii, J. Reeve and G. Gay (eds.) Global Digital Museum (GDM) for Museum Education on the Internet (Senri Ethnological Reports 28), pp. 142–145. National Museum of Ethnology.


“Cultural Policy on Sundanese Performing Arts at the Turn of the Century.” The Micrology of Indonesian Local Societies, 23 March, Jakarta.
“Sundanese Traditional Music in Radio Broadcasting, the 1930s–1950s.” The International Conference on Sundanese Culture (Konferensi Internasional Budaya Sunda), 22–25 August, Gedung Merdeka, Bandung.
“Javanese Gamelan in Japan.” Audiences, Patrons, and Performers in the Performing Arts of Asia Including the 6th Annual CHIME Conference, 24 August, Leiden University.