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Hanami Odori

花見踊

This is a piece of genre Min'yo from the Min'yo School. Also Known As : Cherry Blossoms Viewing Dance.

Hanami Odori appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Flower Dance - Japanese Folk Melodies


    The title is the short form of Genroku hanami odori, which consists of music for flower dances in the Genroku period-the latter part of the 17th century. It was put into musical form by Shojiro Kineya in 1878 and is played today by many schools of musicians on various kinds of instruments. The flower dance is performed in spring under the cherry blossoms, and the brilliant music of Hanami odori may accompany the flower dances, although it was composed by the master of shamisen for Nagauta performances.


The International Shakuhachi Society - 2017