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Miyagi Nagamochi Uta

宮城長持唄

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

History (Takahashi Yujiro):

Village girls generally married into nearby villages, rarely returning home, just like nursemaids. A procession of men would carry the trousseau in heavy boxes (the nagamochi of the title), and the porters would sing standard songs describing the developments and mixed emotions of the day.

Today is a good day, with good weather, for tying [two people/families] together in a bond.
Don't miss your home village, daughter: it was only a temporary lodging.
(This daughter we raised, beautiful as a flower or a butterfly, today passes into another's hands.)

Miyagi Nagamochi Uta appears on the following albums

AlbumShakuhachiKotoShamisen
Min'yo - Folk Song from Japan - Takahashi Yujiro and friends Takahashi Yujiro

    Village girls generally married into nearby villages, rarely returning home, just like nursemaids. A procession of men would carry the trousseau in heavy boxes (the nagamochi of the title), and the porters would sing standard songs describing the developments and mixed emotions of the day.

    Today is a good day, with good weather, for tying [two people/families] together in a bond.
    Don't miss your home village, daughter: it was only a temporary lodging.
    (This daughter we raised, beautiful as a flower or a butterfly, today passes into another's hands.)

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

Special Selection of Folk Songs for the Shakuhachi - 2


Yashita Isamu no Sekai



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