Song Two

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Mikagura-uta
Mikagura-uta (Japanese).jpg
The Service
Sections One, Two, and Three
Songs for the Kagura
Section Four
Yorozuyo
Section Five
(Twelve Songs)
Song One
Song Two
Song Three
Song Four
Song Five
Song Six
Song Seven
Song Eight
Song Nine
Song Ten
Song Eleven
Song Twelve
Composer
Oyasama
Date Composed
1866–1882

Song Two (二下り目 Futa Kudari-me) is one of the Twelve Songs of the Mikagura-uta. It is said to have been composed by Oyasama in the first lunar month of 1867. There was a time when it was referred as "Chapter Two" in English.

The official English translation of Song Two can be found in the following publications:

Content

Song Two
Futa Kudari-me
二下り目
Tong! Tong! Tong! The beginning of the dancing at New Year: ton ton ton to Shōgatsu odori hajime wa とん/\ とんと正月をどりはじめハ
How delightful it is! yare omoshiroi やれおもしろい
Second, This marvelous construction once it is started: futatsu fushigi na fushin kakareba 二ツ ふしぎなふしんかゝれバ
How lively it is! yare nigiwashi ya やれにぎはしや
Third, Nourishment will be put on you. mittsu mi ni tsuku 三ツ みにつく
Fourth, The world will change to prosperity. yottsu yo naori 四ツ よなほり
Fifth, If all come and follow Me, itsutsu izure mo tsuki kuru naraba 五ツ いづれもつきくるならば
Sixth, I will cut off the root of rebellion. muttsu muhon no nē o kirō 六ツ むほんのねえをきらふ
Seventh, If you help others who are suffering, nanatsu nanjū o sukui agureba 七ツ なんじふをすくひあぐれバ
Eighth, I will cut off the root of illness. yattsu yamai no ne o kirō 八ツ やまひのねをきらふ
Ninth, If you keep your mind determined, kokonotsu kokoro o sadame iyō nara 九ツ こゝろをさだめゐやうなら
Tenth, Peace shall reign everywhere. tōde tokoro no osamari ya 十デ ところのをさまりや