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Yukar

Yukar (ユカ?) are Ainu sagas that form a long rich tradition of oral literature. In older periods the epics were performed by both men and women; during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when Ainu culture was in decline, women were generally the most skillful performers.

Traditional tales describe floating worlds with “Ainu Mosir”, or the land of the humans (as opposed to “Kamui Mosir”, the land of the gods), resting on the back of a fish whose movements cause earthquakes…”

(more information can be found on Wikipedia)

“Yukar” is the fourteenth track off of the album “Threee” by Michita.  I can personally feel the richness and deep values with each second of this song…and while it may have no spoken language, it speaks volumes in of itself.  Born, raised and still living in Hokkaido, one can definitely sense the “chill” of the northern Japanese mountains resonating in his music and work.  Relax and enjoy…

Michita – Yukar

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