Japanese summer songs from the pop and traditional (minyo and nagauta) music worlds, performed by the Waraku Ensemble playing various Japanese traditional instruments such as shakuhachi, fue, koto, shamisen, kokyu and taiko. Music for a Japanese cafe, or tea house. Includes extensive English liner notes. Recommended.
1. Shounen-jidai (Boyhood) 2. Natsumatsuri (Summer Festival) 3. Etchu Owara Bushi 4. Natsu-iro (Summer Colours) 5. Manatsu No Kajitsu (Midsummer Fruit) 6. Dou-you Medley (Nursery Rhyme Medley) 7. Roman Hikou (Romantic Flight) 8. Hanabi (Fireworks) 9. Nagisa No Balcony (Seaside Balcony) 10. Ride On Time 11. Season In The Sun