The Sound of Japan

Welcome to SONIC JAPAN

Sonic Japan is a new digital repository containing sounds and images that communicate sonic life in Japan. Sounds were collected as part of fieldwork for a Australian Research Council funded project on sonic practice in Japan. Sonic practice is defined as the ways people create and experience sound as part of everyday life. We encourage listeners to explore the map, specific neighborhoods or sounds organised by cultural themes.

Sonic Japan is a joint project by Melbourne University, Monash University, the Australian Research Council and MNSI, the Melbourne Networked Society Institute.