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Chanoyu Ondo

茶音頭

This is a piece of genre Jiuta in the style of Tegotomono from the Ikuta Ryû - 生田 School. Also Known As : Chaondo. This piece was composed for Koto by the person Yaezaki Kengyo. This piece was composed for Shamisen by the person Kikuoka Kengyo in the year cir. 1830-1844.

History (Tsuge Gen'ichi):

The title means 'Tea Ceremony Song.' This is a popular jiuta piece of the Kyoto style, sometimes called Cha-ondo by the Ikuta School musicians. It was composed by Kikuoka Kengyo in the tegoto-mono form and arranged by Yaezaki Kengyo (1776?-1848) for koto and shamisen ensemble.

Poem (translated by Tsuge Gen'ichi)

In all the world
The best place for flowers
Is Yoshino Mountain;
For scarlet leaves, Tatsuta:
And for tea, Uji,
Southeast of the capital.
But most beautiful of all
Is a certain spot
Southwest of the capital.

Who's your cup of tea?
Once brewed, and steeped in gossip,
Like the many shades of green tea,
One's love will deepen.
Compared
To the waiting pine
The teahouse wall
Is low, but
Their feelings are the same
When they adorn one's chambers.

When an unadorned heart,
Pure as a silken cloth,
Questions an indecisive lover,
The answer may be
As contrary
As staggered shelves.
Why is it so?
When we meet
My heart is as straight
As a bamboo perfume ladle,
But yours is bent
Like the handle of a tea-dipper.

We ease our cares
Talking about old times,
Until we become an old couple
As in a fairy tale;
But the water in our tea kettle
Will never grow cold-
Our fates are bound together
For a thousand,
Ten thousand ages.
Yononaka ni
sugurete hana wa
yoshinoyama
momiji wa tatusta
cha wa uji no
miyako no tatsumi
soreyorimo
(ai)
sato wa miyako no
hitsuji-saru
(ai)
suki to wa tare ga
na ni tateshi
koicha no iro no
fukamidori
matsu no kurai ni
kurabete wa
kakoi to iu mo
hikukeredo
nasake wa onaji
tokokazari
(ai)
kazaranu mune no
ura-omote
fukusa sabakenu
kokoro kara
kikeba omowaku
chigai-dana
oote dooshite
koobako no
hishaku no take wa
sugu naredo
sochi wa chashaku no
yugami-moji

(tegoto)

Usa wo harashi no
hatsumukashi
mukashi-banashi no
jiibaba to
naru made kama no
naka samezu
(ai)
en na kusari no
sue nagaku
chiyo yorozuyo e

Chanoyu Ondo appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Abe Keiko Record Set - 05 Kawase Junsuke III Fujii Kunie Abe Keiko
Araki Kodo III and Fukuda Eika - Collection of Famous Performances - 03 Araki Kodo III Kawada Tou Fukuda Eika
Ikuta Ryu Sokyoku Senshu Volume 04



Kinko Shakuhachi Gaikyoku Anthology Volume 1 - First Level - tape 2 Kawase Junsuke III


Sankyoku Home Practice - Shoden 2 Aoki Reibo II

Seiha Hogakkai Play Favorites 03 - Kikuoka Kengyo


Sokyoku Jiuta Taikei 31 Araki Kodo III Kawada Tou Fukuda Eika
Togashi Noriko - 01 None
Togashi Noriko


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2017