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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