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Tanko Bushi

炭坑節

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

Tanko Bushi appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
All the Best from Japan



Bamboo Spirit Peter Ross

Flute and Koto of Japan Yamaguchi Goro
Yonekawa Toshiko
Japan Revisited


Japanese Music of Hawaii


    Guest performers Itsuo Tokunaga (a Japanese national) and Yukie Tsutsumi (a noted dancer) perform this famous song from Fukuoka Prefecture. It remains a favorite at bon matsuri (an annual Buddhist celebration held to pay respect to ancestors).

Memories of Japan Riley Kelly Lee


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2017