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Owashi Bushi

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

Owashi Bushi appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Koto Melodies of Japan - Hogaku Yonin no Kai (The Four Players Group)


    Owashi is a harbor town situated on the tip of the Kii Peninsula which stretches to the Pacific Ocean in the mid-part of the Japanese mainland. Until recently no railway had been laid to the town, and the only means of transportation had been boats. This rhythmical tune expresses the jovial atmosphere of a harbor town where much fish is caught.


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2017