Festival Time in Japan (CD)
The cover art says it all. Yes, this is the original cover for this collection of Japanese “easy listening” tunes from the 50s and 60s. At the time it was probably considered to be a contemporary take on the idea of “matsuri,” since many Japanese American celebrations included some sort of beauty pageant.
This instrumental music will carry you away to a simpler time. Fix yourself a mai tai and a plate of Spam hors d’oeuvres and dance to these nostalgic versions of Obon music.