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Yamanaka Bushi

山中節

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

History (Takahashi Yujiro):

Yamanaka wa samong the best of numerous hot-spring resorts on the Noto Peninsula, thus a major domestic tourist attraction. This is a "parlour song" for geisha to sing to or with vacationing clients as intimate entertainment.

Never forget the road to Yamanaka: to the east, Pine Mountain; to the west, Mt. Yakushi.
In the valley, the sound of rushing water; on the peak, a storm;
in between, at Yamanaka, the aroma of the hot baths.
(From Mt. Yakushi I can see all of Yamanaka at a glance; why can't I see into his heart?)

haa wasureshansu na Yamanaka michi o, higash'ya Matsuyama nish'ya Yakushi // tani n'ya mizuoto, mine ni wa arashi, ai no Yamanaka yu no nioi.

Yamanaka Bushi appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Memories of Japan Riley Kelly Lee

Min'yo - Folk Song from Japan - Takahashi Yujiro and friends None

    Yamanaka wa samong the best of numerous hot-spring resorts on the Noto Peninsula, thus a major domestic tourist attraction. This is a "parlor song" for geisha to sing to or with vacationing clients as intimate entertainment.

    Never forget the road to Yamanaka: to the east, Pine Mountain; to the west, Mt. Yakushi.
    In the valley, the sound of rushing water; on the peak, a storm;
    in between, at Yamanaka, the aroma of the hot baths.
    (From Mt. Yakushi I can see all of Yamanaka at a glance; why can't I see into his heart?)

    haa wasureshansu na Yamanaka michi o, higash'ya Matsuyama nish'ya Yakushi // tani n'ya mizuoto, mine ni wa arashi, ai no Yamanaka yu no nioi.

    Copyright 1999 - Dr David W. Hughes
    e-mail dh6@soas.ac.uk

Shakuhachi Folk Tunes - Vol 2


Shakuhachi Min'yo



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