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Native Okinawan Village and Omoro Arboretum

omorosaushitoha

omorosaushitoha

Collection of Okinawa oldest songs and ballads "omorosaushi"
We will appreciate relation go io with people and nature!

It is than all 22 volumes with collection of Okinawa oldest songs and ballads that transcribed songs and ballads of islands villages sung for the beginning from the twelfth to the 17th century.
"omoro" (old umui) means old songs and ballads to come to Okinawa, Amami Islands in dialect of Ryukyu. umui is corruption of "thought" and is will of thing which links flowery words, and expressed thought in chest for meter. Vol. 1 is edited in 1532, and 22 volumes are edited more from Vol. 3 Vol. 2 in 1623 in 1613, and collecting of "omorosaushi" is finished here.
Generally, "omorosaushi" is said to be "Manyoshu tanka collection of Okinawa", but "Manyoshu tanka collection" is songbook, and point where "omorosaushi" is collection of songs and ballads is big difference.

omorosaushi "bubble"

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omoro name Bubble
Japanese name Foxtail millet
Course name Gramineae
Dialect name Foxtail millet

Position in garden

omorosaushi Vol. 17 1,193 bubble

Meaning of song
Because child of Hedo is refined gentleman, you have splendid seaweed.
Because our hometown is well-bred, we can appreciate excellent seaweed.
As Hedo has good nature of the locality, we make foxtail millet sacred sake with foxtail millet of bumper harvest and make millet sacred sake with millet of bumper harvest, and we give to God with splendid seaweed, and let's pray for good harvest.

omorosaushi "cherry tree"

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omoro name Cherry tree
Japanese name Prunus subhirtella
Course name Rose family
Dialect name Cherry tree

Position in garden

omorosaushi Vol. 14 989 cherry tree

Meaning of song
So that we make this and are good at, and cherry tree of (in Chibana, Okinawa-shi) blooms
We work as you and it deserves it and does not dance state gorgeously
God woman does not dance gorgeously that Sakura gathers around higashitake and blooms
Mitake points at beautiful parasol, and forest let beautiful car umbrella make

omorosaushi "you"

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omoro name You
Japanese name Millet
Course name Gramineae
Dialect name Margin chimi chimiawa

Position in garden

omorosaushi Vol. 12 672 you

Meaning of song
Rice being beautiful rice
Present banner year
Millet being beautiful millet
Under the punishment world gate (pile up)
※World luck ... rich year
※Truth luck ... rich year

omorosaushi "koganege"

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omoro name koganege
Japanese name hiramiremon
Course name Rutaceae
Dialect name kugani Citrus depressa

Position in garden

omorosaushi Vol. 2 75 koganege

Meaning of song
Plant golden tree (kugani) in splendid play garden of Goeku,
Your feudal lord of old Okinawa (goddess) tides over under the golden tree
It is beautiful that we jump, and banner year of rice needs dance

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