Gujo Odori is one of the three most important traditional bon dance festivals in Japan. The festival started over 400 years ago, in an attempt to bring the town's people together regardless of social level, and this spirit still remains today. In the Shirotori-cho area, Shirotori Odori features eight musical pieces, and is especially popular with young people with its up-tempo style. The Shirotori Odori dance festival takes places over about twenty nights from the end of July, and between 13th-15th August, people dance all night. Recorded by Makoto Kubota, CD1 of Shirotori Ondo, mainly focuses around three eldery singers and musicians, singing and playing flute. On CD2, the Haiden Odori, dancers sing to eachother and stomp out rhythms with their geta clogs under kiriko hanging lanterns. Bonus tracks are mixes, the Tokyo Eletronico Mix by Who Me? and Makoto Kubota and a Tel Aviv Mad Mix by BEMET and Avihai Naftali.
CD 1 Shirotori odori 1. Yassaka 2. Shitchoi 3. Jindai (dokkoisa) 4. Oisaka 5. Gensukesan 6.-Sei Sakae 7 Tokyo Eletronico Mix by Who Me? & Makoto Kubota
CD 2 Hakucho no Haiden odori 1. Basho odori uta 2. Essassa 3. Dokkoisa 4. Yoi to Sorya 5. Yoisassa 6.-Sa no-sa 7. Choina choina ( Itoshiro-min odori ) 8.-Yo tsuki-uta 9. Iriko hiki-uta 10. Tel Aviv Mad Mix by BEMET and Avihai Naftali.