This is a piece of genre Min'yo from the Min'yo School.
History (Takahashi Ryozan):
|Ever since the twelfth century rice has been carried down river from Mogami to the port at Sakata. The Mogami is one of the great rivers of Japan and its course is interrupted by falls, rapids and fast currents. The boatman, who has to negotiate all these difficulties, sings as he faces the various dangers.|
Mogamigawa Funa Uta appears on the following albums