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Mogamigawa Funa Uta

最上川舟唄

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

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen

Bamboo (Muraoka) Muraoka Minoru

Minyo Meijin Series Kikuchi Tansui


Minyo of Tohoku 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.

Sato no Ue


Shakuhachi Min'yo - 1991


Shakuhachi Minyo Yes

Shakuhachi no sekai - 2



Words Can't Go There John Kaizan Neptune

World of Shakuhachi Yes

World of Shakuhachi, The Yashita Isamu


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018