横浜市歌ーYokohama City's song
The weather this day was extremely windy (49 kph), and about 32 C. In this occasion, I had the opportunity to experience 盆踊り祭り「Bon dancing festival」meaning simply Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. The music can be songs specifically connected to the spiritual message of Obon.Every Bon Festival will vary from region to region and Yokohama didn't miss to present an amazing show.
I was able to capture one of Yokohama's best songs. The song in the video here-under is entitled: "横浜市歌” aka Yokohama City's song.
It was created in 1909 by 森林太郎 (Ogai Mori). He was a Japanese Army Surgeon general officer, translator, novelist and poet. The lyrics are so beautiful that every person from this part of the country feels so proud of it's city.
This is how it starts:
わが日の本は島國よ 朝日輝ふ海に, which means: My Japan is an island, where every morning the sunrise illuminates the sea.
Please enjoy the video: