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Waga kado ni

from Songs of my land by Chiyomi Yamada

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Waga kado ni
(“Saibara” song from c.1188)

During the Heian period (794-1185), the influence of Chinese culture led to the fusion of regional folk songs with foreign musical instruments, giving birth to a court music genre known as “Saibara.”

This song, dating back to around 1180, portrays a marriage proposal wherein an aristocratic suitor inquires about the name of a young woman gathering greens. The encounter between a man and a woman during spring used to symbolize an occasion that marked the promise of future generations' prosperity.

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我が門に (c.1180催馬楽)

我が門に 我が門に
上裳裾濡れて 下裳裾濡れて

朝菜摘み 夕菜摘み
我が名を知らまくほしからば

御園生の菖蒲の郡の大領の
弟娘と言え 愛娘とこそ言わめ

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from Songs of my land, releases March 1, 2024

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Chiyomi Yamada Kumamoto, Japan

Singer of European Ancient Music and Japanese Traditional Folklore.
Traveller between musical worlds and ages searching for the eternal link between music and the human soul.
mail@chiyomiyamada.com
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