JOJI HIROTA & The London Metropolitan Ensemble
5th April 2011
Musicians gathered at Pinewood Studio in London in a hope of "doing something for Japan".
Creating sounds with all their hearts, one music was born.
"Esashi Oiwake" is a Japanese Folk song, which has been sung by fishermen for more than 200 years.
ARAI NAMIKAZE MOTOYORI KAKUGO
Stormy waves, I have braced myself
NORIDASU FUNE WA UKIYO-MARU
The boat I set sail in, named "the Floating World"
NISHI KA HIGASHI KA MI WA SHIRANAMI NO
West or East, my body is upon the white waves
TADAYOU UNABARA HATEMO NAI
Drifting over the never-ending sea
KAMOME NO NAKU NE NI FUTO ME WO SAMASHI
Seagulls crying, suddenly I opened my eyes
ARE WA EZOCHI NO YAMA KAINA
That must be Ezo's mountains
EZO WA YUKI GUNI SAZO SAMUKAROYO NE
Ezo is a snow country, so cold
HAYAKU GOBUJI DE KAERYAN SE
Please go safely and come back soon
We are one, praying for the people for their hearts soon to be filled with peace again.
We would like to dedicate this song to those who lost their lives at the sea and to their families.
All revenue will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society