• Hamajishi premiere performance
  • Hart House Theatre
  • October 16, 2004

Hamajishi

Date Composed: 2004
Composer: Aki Takahashi
Arrangement: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: October 16, 2004 - Hart House Theatre
Recording Title: Kiro CD

The shishi is a mythological creature that overlooks and protects the village. In this song, villagers of the seaside (hama), summon this guardian spirit from the deep waters with song and dance. The shishi suddenly emerges and rushes about the village to the beat of the music, offering continued peace and prosperity.