Traditional Japanese Dancing
INTRODUCTION / OBJECTIVE OF PERFORMANCE
The Kotobuki Japanese Minbu dance group consists of ladies
who are now retired and enjoy dancing as a hobby for audiences
who have an interest in the Japanese culture. They have been
performing at various events to introduce, to preserve and to
treasure Japanese culture in a very professional way while wearing authentic Kimonos and
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Their Performance will include
TAIRYO UTAIKOMI: This folk song is from Miyagi prefecture in
Sandai near beautiful Matsushima in northern Japan. This song
is about the fishermen.
CHANCHIKI OKECA: This popular song comes from Sado on the
Japan seaside in northern Japan.
A man left home with his dream of making something out of his
life. At the end of the day, as he drinks sake at a stall in
the lonesome alley, he tearfully thinks about his girl and old
mother he left behind.
BUNE: A song about a fisherman's fighting spirit and
long endurance at sea.
SHIN AIZU BANDAISAN: This folk dance has the background of
stately Mt. Bandai in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo.
KAGOCHIMA OHARABUS~I: This is a folk song representing
Kagoshima at the tip of the mainland Japan. It is widely held
that the original was a victory song sung among Yatsusa warriors
in Miyasaki prefecture dating back to 1609.
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