Hanagasa Ondo (花笠音頭)

Here’s another flower dance! This Japanese folk song from the Yamagata Prefecture accompanies a dance performed with a flower straw hat. It is sung with style by Akiko Hiroshima and Sumie Kaneko, accompanied by Kaoru Watanabe on taiko drums and fue. You can join Kaoru, Akiko, Marianna and myself on the kakegoe, or responses, by yelling "choi, choi!" and "ha yassho makasho!"

See full lyric video playlist on YouTube

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Let's learn how to make a flower hat for this special springtime dance! Download these instructions created by Kristiana to make your very own hat. Check out some images of flower hats here!

Lyrics

Traditional, arranged by Elena Moon Park

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目出度目出度の

若松様よ

枝も (チョイチョイ)

栄えて葉も茂る

(ハ ヤッショ マカショ)

Medeta medeta no
Wakamatsu sama yo
Eda mo (choi, choi!)

Sakaete ha mo shigeru (ha yassho makasho!)

花の山形紅葉の

天童 雪を (チョイチョイ)

眺むる尾花沢

(ハ ヤッショ マカショ)

 

Hana no yamagata momijino
Tendo yuki o (choi, choi)

Nagamuru obanazawa (ha yasho makasho!)

Joyous, joyous,

Branches growing full of leaves 

Joyous, joyous,

Snow is falling on our trees

俺が在所に来て見やしゃんせ

米の (チョイチョイ)

なる木がお辞儀する

(ハ ヤッショ マカショ)

Oraga saisho ni kite miya shanse
Kome no (choi, choi)
Naru ki ga ojigi suru (ha yasho makasho!) 

わしが国さで

自慢なものは

茄子と (チョイチョイ)

胡瓜と笠踊

(ハ ヤッショ マカショ)

Washi ga kuni sa de
Jiman na mono wa nasu to (choi, choi!)

Kyuuri to kasa odori (ha yasho makasho! shan, shan, shan!)

 

Joyous, joyous,

Branches growing full of leaves 

Joyous, joyous,

Snow is falling on our trees


 

Musicians

Akiko Hiroshima, vocals
Sumie Kaneko, shamisen
Kaoru Watanabe, taiko, fue
Yoshi Waki, upright bass
Mariana, kakegoe
Elena Moon Park, mandolin, vocals

Kaoru Watanabe, photo by Kevin Bay

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