Shigin

Shigin (詩吟) is a performance of reciting a Japanese poem or a Chinese poem read in Japanese, each poem (詩 = shi) usually chanted (吟 = gin) by an individual or in a group. Reciting can be done loudly before a large audience, softly to a few friends, or quietly to the reciter himself or herself. Each reciting is also termed gin. Any forms of...
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shigin

(from the article `arts, East Asian`) ...century also was one of Japan`s periodic revivals of interest in things Chinese, reduced somewhat with the advent of the Sino-Japanese War of ...
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