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Traditional Folk Songs of Japan

Various Artists
Traditional Folk Songs of Japan

“The abundant folk music of Japan may be classified under several major headings, religious songs, work songs, ballads, children’s songs, and dancing songs sung at festivals.” This album introduces the listener to all of these different styles, featuring the singing of temples monks, coastal villagers, and city geishas. Also on display is the variety of musical instruments including the samisen, the bamboo flute, and others.


RELATED LESSON PLAN
"SORAN BUSHI: Exploring Japanese Work Song(Hokkaido & Kitaki, Japan)"


Track Listing

101
Soran Bushi Group of Japanese men and women 2:50
102
Ezashi Oiwake Japanese singers with accompaniment 3:43
103
Dance songs at Bon in Hokkaido Group from Hokkaido 2:47
104
The song of the rice husking Group of women from Yamagata 3:58
105
Saitara Zinku/Toshima Zinku Group from Miyagi Prefecture 3:17
106
Songs of picking safflowers Group from Yamagata 2:10
107
Sawauchi Zinku Group from Sawauchi 3:57
108
Dyamako Bushi Group from Akita 2:48
109
Dance Song at Nikko Group from NIkko 3:06
110
Songs of Kusatsu the hot spring Group from Kusatsu 1:49
111
Coal miner's songs of Joban Group from Joban 2:44
112
Chichibu Ondo Chichibu man 3:41
113
Yagi Bushi Japanese man 3:13
114
The hack-driver's song of Hakone Hakone man 3:11
115
Sado Okesa Group from Sado Island 2:38
116
Kiso Bushi Group from Kiso 3:52
117
Ina Bushi Woman from Ina 3:55
201
Dekansho song Group from Sasayama 3:22
202
Shigesa Bushi Oki Island woman 2:49
203
Songs of the stonemason Kitaki Island man 2:49
204
The song of the shellfish-gatherer Group fom Tottori Prefecture 2:38
205
The song of bathing in the hot spring Group from Iwai 3:28
206
Shimotsui Bushi Group from Okayama Prefecture 3:42
207
Yasugi Bushi Group from Izumo 5:06
208
Yosakoi Bushi Group from Tosa 3:30
209
The coal miners's song in Kyushu Group from Fukuoka 2:13
210
Shintaro San of the mountain Japanese ballad 3:17
211
Kuroda Bushi Group from Kyushu region 2:43
212
The mower's songs Group from Miyazaki Prefecture 3:31
213
Hie-pounding song Group from Miyazaki Prefecture 3:15
214
Songs of Kumamoto Group from Kumamoto Prefecture 2:09
215
Lullaby of Itsuki Japanese woman 2:03
216
Kagoshima Ohara Bushi Group from Kagoshima Prefecture 2:50
217
Hatoma Bushi Group from Okinawa 2:11
218
Asadoya Yunta of Okinawa Group from Okinawa 2:07

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