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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 … Continue reading


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大島桜+「どこかで春が」 Oshima sakura + ‘Doko ka de haru ga’

It is raining lightly today and the feeling is good… Early spring in Japan is such a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors, even with a little bit of rain… Stayed indoors however, to play the shakuhachi and watch the … Continue reading

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Sakura blooms, kangkong sprout, carrot harvest…

Years ago, when we did not have our own property, I had dreamed of the day when we can decorate our home with flowers from our own garden… This day, my sweeto-haato did just that, putting together a concoction of … Continue reading

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Sakura cherries aka ‘Sakuranbo’…

In Japanese parlance, ‘sakuranbo’… am having this as the fruit course for breakfast this morning… taste is a somewhat sourish-sweet… we have two sakuranbo trees in our garden… fruit size is about 1 centimeter across… smallish compared to the imported … Continue reading

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Sakuras 2013 in full bloom…

The ‘amateur-farmer’ in me had been rather (foolishly, I’d add) unconcerned with the significance of the frost dates in the region… So it was quite a wake-up call for me as I finally come to my senses, taking note of … Continue reading

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