is considered the national instrument of Japan.
It's history dates back to the 16th century.
it has 13 strings that are strung
over 13 movable bridges
along the 71 inch length of the instrument.
Players may adjust
the string's pitch before playing.
The use of three finger picks
serve to pluck the strings.
Modern Japanese music
using traditional Japanese instruments
The Spirit of Happiness
Lingering (What) wishes (it seeks)
come and go (to encounter)
Just like (beyond) the clouds (hope)
and the wind (becomes perfectly clear)
Deep within the mountains
the creeping stillness wavers
And slowly comes into view
towards the hazy bridge
Beads of dew glisten on the beautiful little bird
That protects the twinkling light called "life"
The restless (Quietly) heartbeats (growing)
burst forth (the legend continues)
The sacred (The tremors) earth (of purity)
lives on (abound and spread)
The call of (Its quiet) the legendary (hum)
Spirit of Happiness (reflects)
[The call of heaven whispers]
Shines (the light) and provides (that keeps)
the answers (connecting to dreams)
[And echoes a glimpse of the drops of mystery]
Rin' went on to release many singles and albums.
They have performed all over the world.
Songs were used for several anime and movies.
In 2009, Rin' ceased all activities and disbanded.
Romaji samayoi (nani wo) nozomite (motome)
yukikau (deai yukitaru)
kumoi no (kanata) kaze no (kibou)
gotoku (haruka sumiwatariyuku)
miyama ni shinobiyoru shijima wo yurugashite
oboroge ni kakarishi kasumu hashi he izanau
tama no tsuyu kirameku kiyora naru kotori ga
mamoriyuki matataku inochi to iu tomoshibi
kawaita (shizuni) kodouyo (moete)
wakideyo (tsutae nagaruru)
seinaru (kiyoki) chi ga iki (furue)
zuku (afure shimiwatariyuku)
saezuri (sasara) kikoeru (hibiku)
(yonderu amanohara sasayaite wa)
kagayaki (hikari) toki (kayou) hanateto
(koborete shitataru shinpi kodamasu)
(yume to tsunagari yuku)
© 2014 MU-Peter Shimon