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Hanagasa Odori


This is a piece of genre Min'yo from the Min'yo School.

Hanagasa Odori appears on the following albums


Art of the Japanese Bamboo Flute, The (Olympic)

Koto Melodies of Japan - Hogaku Yonin no Kai (The Four Players Group)

    In the Bon Festival people of Yamagata Prefecture sing this tune and dance, holding sedge hats decorated with beautiful artificial flowers. It is a colorful sight. The district where this merry tune is sung is a fertile land and it is famous for its production of rice.

The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018