Sanshin-no hana

Sanshin no hana means the flower of sanshin. Sometimes hana was used as a symbol of Prosperity.
The meaning of the chorus of this song is sky and sea is silent, carrying wind and rain to the island and the flower of sanshin bloomed.
Dry in automn, bare in winter, flower of sanshin blooms in spring.

Itsushika wasurerareta OJII no katami no sanshin
Tokonoma de tanjou iwai no shimazake ni motarete

Hokori wo yubi de nadete yurunda ito wo makeba
Taikutsu de tamaranakatta shimauta ga hibi ita

Azayaka ni yomigaeru anata to sugoshita hibi wa
Yawarakana itoshisade kono mune wo tsukiyaburi
Saita no wa sanshin no hana

TEREBI no naname mukai no anata ga ita basho ni
Suwareba ARUMI no mado kara yuuzuki ga noboru

Kazoku wo nagame nagara nomu sake wa donna aji
Nemuri ni tsuku mae no uta wa dare no uta

Yorokobi mo kanashimi mo itsuno hika utaerunara
Kono shima no tsuchi no naka aki ni naki fuyu ni tae
Haru ni saku sanshin no hana

Kono sora mo ano umi mo nanimo katari wa shinai
Kono shima ni atatakana kaze to nari ame wo yobi
Saita no wa sanshin no hana

Aki ni naki fuyu ni tae haru ni saku sanshin no hana
English translation:

We had forgotten the sansin that grandfather left lay on the alcohol bottle.
But found out if, take away the dust, and tuning the strings.
Now we sing simauta (okinawan traditional song)
In the past, I felt simauta was tedious but now I feel saudade.

I sit down beside of TV where you had sat down before.
Then I can see the moon though the window made of Aluminum.
How is the taste of simasake drinking with family?
Who is singing a song? I heard the song when I fell in asleep.
I? dont care how many times sorrow and joy come.
If all of sorrow and joy can change the simauta song.

In soil, dry in autumn bare in winter, flower of sanshin bloomed in spring.
sky? and sea is silent.
carrying wind and rain to the island and flower of sanshin bloomed.
dry in autumn, bare in winter, flower of sanshin bloomed in spring.

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