Tokyo Jazz Joints: Japanese jazz kissa as heterotopia

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Tokyo Jazz Joints: Japanese jazz kissa as heterotopiaTokyo Jazz Joints is an audio-visual project documenting Japan’s jazz listening spaces (jazu kissa). Interwoven with a personal account of a visit to the legendary Basie, this paper will introduce and contextualise the Tokyo Jazz Joints project, and propose that jazu kissa can be considered as examples of heterotopia as conceptualised by Foucault (1967).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-96
Number of pages16
JournalJazz-hitz: Jazz Music Research Journal
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 19 Nov 2021


  • jazz
  • kissaten
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • autoethnography
  • counterculture
  • listening space
  • heterotopia
  • culture
  • music


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