okikamuro island fan club, 沖家室島ファンクラブ|Kamuro party かむろ会

Yoshimi Furutani

Junzo Ohama

Former NHK chief Director, Former teacher of NHK Culture Center 'Enjoy Classic'


Bon dance song Treasure to be preserved

Junzo Ohama      recieved Jan. 17, 2021

To: Masatomo Yagi and all supporters for Okikamuro island

 I read "Okiyamuro 1980" by Shoji Matsumoto in 2021. Thank you, I felt very nostalgic.

 I was born in Suo-Oshima Shitata in 1938, and the house I was born and raised in is the Shitata Post Office and the Telegram-Telephone Office.

 My specialty is music aesthetics, and I enjoy listening to everything from Hibari Misora to Japanese music in general, Western music represented by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and contemporary music.

 For many years, I have actively attended the Tokyo Towa Association and the Oshima Gunjin Association and have also served as the secretary.

 ◎ The Bon Dance Song, which has been sung for a long time, and its dance are very valuable cultural assets from a nationwide perspective, so I can confidently say that they are treasures that should be inherited and preserved in the future.

 ✰ While working at the NHK headquarters in Tokyo, I continued to work after retirement. Every time I returned home, I learned the Bon dance and song of INoko from the old people who were good at singing in Shitata, Nagasaki, and the Nishikata, and my mother (Yoshie Ohama). I am grateful that and sang it from time to time during the Bon Dance performance.

 ◎ I recorded it on a recording tape at that time and keep it in a safe place. (Most of the lyrics are common throughout the country, but the melody has a wonderful characteristic that varies from village to village, so it has great existence value and preservation value.)


 Junzo Ohama

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