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Sōran Bushi accompanies the bon dance in many parts of Japan, and it has its own dancing styles that date back generations. The dance moves depict ocean waves, fishermen dragging nets, pulling ropes and lifting luggage over their shoulders. This dance is taught in many schools across Japan as part of the curriculum.
During regular intervals of the dance, the words: "DOKKOISHO!" "DOKKOISHO!" "SORAN!" "SORAN!" Are called. Those words were used in the past to encourage the fisherman during their work.
Lyrics and Translation
An excerpt from "Sōran Bushi"
Yāren sōran sōran
CHORUS (AKA - kakegoe)
Rough English Translation:
Oh!!! Soran, soran, soran
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