Kaizawa doc 01: Gion Kouta ぎおん小唄 ( a short song) created and written by Kaizawa, Stanley in Japanese

Title

Kaizawa doc 01: Gion Kouta ぎおん小唄 ( a short song) created and written by Kaizawa, Stanley in Japanese

Date

1945

Format

Description

ひざ枕落すなみだにふと目をさまし
又そちやなくかよ、イエなきはせぬ
若気能甲斐のネエ有るように
必ず忘れてくだるなよ

これからは男ぎらひで通しませう あなたも其の気でいやしやんせ 若しも?茶屋でネエ云はれたら 女ぎらひと通しやんせ

ぎおん小唄

菅原ー藤原時代
義経ー鎌倉時代
忠臣蔵ー徳川時代

Caption Writer

Kaizawa, Stanley

Caption

During his years in the CCD, Stanley Kaizawa took up kouta lessons and ended up writing a short song that he named “Gion Kouta,” between 1945 and 1949.

Mentions of this document can be found in Kaizawa Interview 29 June 2000:
SK: This is Gion Kouta (小唄). And I remember I was writing this down. Chushingura. Fujiwara xxx Tenarai, is the representing play of the Fujiwara era, xxxx Chushingura in Tokugawa…
JB: Oh, that’s interesting! SK: Three representing plays for any kabuki-tsu (歌舞伎通)’s authority. These three are Fujiwara jidai, Kamakura, and Edo.

Location

Tokyo, Japan

Extent (Pages, Duration, Dimensions)

26.0 x 18.5 cm

Relation (Related Resource)

Is Part Of

Stanley Kaizawa Collection, UHM Library Asia Collection Department