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Help identify song from Mantou Mitama Matsuri 2017/6/6 22:47
Hello,

This year I had a pleasure to attend Mantou Mitama Matsuri cermenony in Hiroshima Gokoku-jinja Shrine.

There were three songs which maidens danced to and me and my fiancé are desperately looking to identify the titles of these songs : )

If you have a minute and you are familiar with Japan music, I'd be thankful for taking a look at the YouTube recording of the ceremony I found. Here are the places with these songs:

https://youtu.be/QcD_hgA7WHQ?t=61
https://youtu.be/QcD_hgA7WHQ?t=97
https://youtu.be/QcD_hgA7WHQ?t=147

Thank you very much!
Regards,
Przemek

by Przem (guest)  

Re: Help identify song from Mantou Mitama Matsuri 2017/6/7 17:10
I thought it was difficult when first watching because I never seen that festival,
but it was very easy to get all titles by simple search :)
English title is not official, it just translated.

1)
護国の祈り Gokoku no inori (Guardians Pray)
https://youtu.be/27vJGPjh0K8
https://youtu.be/6FGZuzDCN_Y (finale night .ver with Lantern)

2)
縁むすびの巫女踊り En-musubi no Miko odori (Matchmaking Maidens/Mikos dance)
https://youtu.be/5jtRZ6Bpo_Q

3)
幸せの鈴 Shiawase no suzu (Happy bell)
https://youtu.be/gC3Q1n6x1ns
This special bell is "神楽鈴/kagura-suzu",
it is used in most shrines Japan wide, it is not just in Gokoku jinja(shrine).

However, these 3 songs are used for this shrine.
Unfortunately, each singer name and full lyrics couldn't find.
Basic group dancing style is the same as 盆踊り/Bon Odori(Bon Dance).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Festival
(except with lantern and bells)
This shrine has about 150 yrs history, but it has disappeared by atomic bomb during the WW2,
but these songs are sung around 20 yrs maybe,
and seems sound sources such as CD seems is no sale so it has only in the shrine.

Although there is an contact/inquiry form on the site of the shrine
but it is not for foreigners even if you can send a message,
I don't know you can get an accurate reply quickly or not.
https://www.h-gokoku.or.jp/otoiawase/
by Mina (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Help identify song from Mantou Mitama Matsuri 2017/6/8 02:21
Amazing! Thank you very much Mina for your help and finding a full video recording of each song. I appreciate that a lot. Have a good day!
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