さくらさくら Sakura Sakura

(English follows Japanese)

結構長年、尺八を吹いています。でも、「さくらさくら」という曲は、あまり吹こうとして来なかった。今回、やってみました。もともと、江戸時代の筝曲ですが、作曲者は不詳。ビデオは2か所から撮影された、うちのソメイヨシノです。鳥の声は聞こえますか?録画はそのままで、編集されていませんです。何種類あるのでしょうかね。

Been playing the Shakuhachi for many moons now, but never really have had much of a motivation to play the well known song ‘Sakura Sakura’. Well, finally, here it is.

This is a traditional song dating back to the Edo period, I think, that was originally written for Koto. The songwriter however, remains unknown.

Accompanying the Shakuhachi performance is a video recording from two viewpoints, of the Somei Yoshino Sakura at our property. Try if you can, to guess how many bird sounds you can hear. These sounds are caught by the camera as they are, unedited.

About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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2 Responses to さくらさくら Sakura Sakura

  1. Meg says:

    I just found your blog by searching for ‘Japanese vegetable gardening’ because I was curious if there was a Japanese ‘style’ of vegetable gardening (like the potager in France, or cottage garden in England)… and while I still don’t know if Japan has its own history of vegetable garden style, I am SO GLAD I found you blog. It is WONDERFUL! And this musical recording is great. Sound like you and your partner eat well from the garden 🙂 Hope you still post here now and again.

    • Lrong says:

      Thank you so much for coming by the blog and for your kind words.
      I would think there is a ‘Japanese style’ of vegetable gardening.
      Perhaps it is time for me to go about researching on this thing… 🙂
      Yes, I should be updating this blog… soon!

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