Kan Nagi Daiko
|Premiere Performance:||November 10, 2012 – Enwave Theatre|
During the Tokugawa era, farmers were viewed as the foundation of Japan and granted a social standing just below the samurai class. Yet the government made their lives oppressive and wretched. Living under excruciating regulations, many farmers were taxed into poverty.
Farmers were only allowed to wear simple clothes – cotton kimonos, loin cloths and straw sandals.
In this song, a farmer stands alone in his field under the blazing sun, praying for rain.