東郷音頭・Tōgō Ondo

2015.09.02 (Wed)


This workman’s march was written to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the former town of Tōgō. Prospective lyrics were solicited from the public, and the final lyrics were selected by a screening committee which included Kurayoshi’s famed woodblock artist Tomisaburo Hasegawa. A light song about Yurihama’s pears and the lakeshore, this song has become well-known in the area and is used for Tōgō’s Obon dance, among other aYuririnnnual events.



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