|Mixed Chorus Group
|Our twelve monthes of Nagareyama in Japan
At the New Year's Eve, number of people go to shopping for new year preparation, so almost all shops are busy until late at night.
It is said that 2/3 of Japanese people goes the first visit in the year to a shrine or temple in the period from the 1st in January to the 3rd. Most places amount to 3 million people for three days.
Since four music must be finished by seven practice days for an ensemble reception, it is very hard practice this year.
Our first event of each year is the Ensemble Festival in Nagareyama City held this month. This year we sang Elgar's " Ave Verum ", Tallis' " Audivi, Media Nocte ", Gibbons' " Almighty And Everlasting God " and Byrd's " O magnum misterium ". It is really difficult to sing a cappella.
It is because March 3 is the Girl's Day.
And the day is the seasonal festival of Peach Flower.
The Japanese dolls that called " Hinaningyô " are decorated in the home with the girl. In simply, the number of dolls is two, and most gorgeously the number is 15.
at the front of a bakery
The first sekku ( season festival ) after a baby was born is called hatsu-zekku, and the Hina Matsuri ( Doll's Festival ) for a baby girl is on this day and officially called Joshi no Sekku. This is because " shi " means serpent and March 3rd is the first serpent day according to the custom inherited from ancient China. Nowadays it is popularly called Momo no Sekku ( Peach Festival ) because this is the season that the peach flower is in bloom and suitable to celebrate sekku.
|policy of Japanese phonetic representation “ ô ” pronounce like as “ tall ”