First album from the wonderful Amami island singer, Rikki, for 12 years. Kuro Usagi Haneta is a children's picture book written by Tetsuhiro Koda, published in 2011 and set on Amami Oshima island. The book is based on Amami's nature, culture and customs, and the songs on this album similarly convey the charms of Amami island. Composed by Hiroaki Sugawara and Ichiro Takamoto. Rikki's vocals are accompanied by Sugawara's various guitars, percussion and keyboards plus piano, shamisen, violin and accordion. Utterly charming.
1. Kuro Usagi Haneta 2. Kenmun 3. Satangabu 4. Harebare 5. Sango no Umi no Naka Matachi 6. Takagura Tateta 7. Rurikakesu no Uta 8. Ichimura San 9. Komori Uta 10. Kanashiki Mongoose 11. Neriyakanaya 12. Tategami sama 13. Rurikakesu no Uta (instrumental)