This is a piece of genre Koten from the Chikuho Ryû and Nezasa Ha / Kimpu Ryû Schools .
History (Riley Kelly Lee):
|Hachi gaeshi / Returning the Bowl is performed after the 'priest of nothingness' received alms, usually a bowl of uncooked rice. The priest would empty the rice into his collecting bag, return the bowl and then perform Returning the Bowl. This piece is therefore an expression of gratitude, on the part of the priest for the food which gives him life, and on the part of the donor for the opportunity to give.|
Hachigaeshi (Nezasa Ha) appears on the following albums