2002 年 6 巻 p. 17-37
This thesis is a study of the changes in the performing style of minyou singers in post WWII Okinawa, through an analysis of three minyou singers (Seijin Noborikawa, Sadao China, Syuken Maekawa). It examines their life history and musical activities, internal and external influences on popular music history in Okinawa and two activities and thinking of minyou singers in Okinawa. As to internal influences, three minyou singers regard very highly the inheritance of the style of musical activities. Most minyou singers in Okinawa emphasize developing their own skill between times and leaders. Moreover, as to external influences, Seijin Noborikawa has been active under the leadership of a producer from the Japanese mainland. Sadao China has been active comprehensively as a singer, songwriter and producer. Syuken Maekawa has only influenced people of Okinawan ancestry.