This is a piece of genre Min'yo from the Min'yo School.
History (Takahashi Ryozan):
|Two different pieces are brought together in this song: an ancient rowing song and an eighteenth-century tale, in which a young man named Saitaro picks a quarrel with a lord and is sentenced to exile on a distant island, where he becomes a fisherman; as he rows he sings this lament. This tune is very popular because of its rhythm and is typical of the Pacific coast.|
Tairyo Utaikomi appears on the following albums