Matsu no Midori - Japanese Dance Groove -
I was on the stage :) at Noh Gaku Doh, Celurean tower in Shibuya, Tokyo.
It was the yearly exhibition of Aoi school where I learn the Japanese traditional dance, Nihon Buyou (Nichi bu).
My dance is along with the 18 century song called 'Matsu no Midori'. My friend, Rei Hasegawa took photos of me, so if you'd like click here
Matsu no Midori got tasty lyrics.
It talks about the girl or kamuro, named Midori in the red district. Matsu is the name of tytle of the queen in Oiran, Tayuu and generally matsu means the pain tree and Midori means green, the name of color.
Midori is expected to grow up nicely and turn out to be Tayuu, or Matsu. To get idea of oiran world, here is the great examle "Sakuran ", the 2008 Japanese film.
The below is my try of translation
It was thousands times of the Spring that this pine tree got thick green.
My girl Midori will turn out to be Matsu in the future.
I imagine Midori dresses up with beautiful kimono and walking in the red district.
Some good guy would redeem her from yoshiwara?
There is the reality in the living.
Wish she may capture the happiness
The most meaningful choreography is the part of the imagination of her future. By pointing with the fun, I, or someone, would spend the night with her. wow.
It is supposed that the pine tree locates on the right side from the audience. So, I point to that side with the fun when the phrase of Matsu comes. I will upload video later :)
anyway, old Japanese life is good...