Oral Texts

Tokunoshima Sesoko Shuri Miyako Tarama Yaeyama
Oral texts of Motobu-chō Sesoko
About the Noro (priestess)

Kōjirō Uema, 87 at the time of the recording in 1969.

Sesoko

Shinkō Uema (born 1919). Recorded on 22th August 1969.

Ceremonies throughout the year

Shinkō Uema (born 1919). Recorded on 22th August 1969.

Menservant apprenticeship

Shinkō Uema (born 1919). Recorded on 22th August 1969.

Funny stories about menservants

Shinkō Uema (born 1919). Recorded on 22th August 1969.

Oral texts of Shuri
Momotarō

Bōkei Maehira (born 1921) tells the story of Momotarō

Momotarō

Satoshi Tonaki tells the story of Momotarō.

May Ceremonies

Bōkei Maehira (born 1921) tells about the various ceremonies held during the month of May.

Oral texts of Yaeyama (Ishigaki island)
Kabira

Kabira dialect. Eizō Haeno and Eifuku Haeno, respecively 74 and 65 at the time of the recording on the 8th August 1970.

Arts in Yaeyama

Ishigaki City dialect. Masarino Uehara (born 1934) talking about arts in Yaayama.

Typhoon

Ishigaki City dialect. Nagaaki Hirata (born 1916) and Sanehiko Tominaga (born 1925). Recorded on 30th August 1972.

Drought

Ishigaki City dialect. Matsu Nagada (born 1892).

Rain-making Song

Ishigaki City dialect. Matsu Nagada (born 1892) and Tama Maemori (year of birth not known).

Lullaby 1

Ishigaki City dialect. Matsu Nagada (born 1892) and Tama Maemori (year of birth not known).

Lullaby 2

Ishigaki City dialect. Matsu Nagada (born 1892) and Tama Maemori (year of birth not known).

Oral texts of Tokunoshima
Conversation with Grandma (part 1)

Miyazuru Kamioka, 97 at the time of the recording in 1971.

Conversation with Grandma (part 2)

Miyazuru Kamioka, 97 at the time of the recording in 1971.

Conversation with Aunty

Miyazuru Kamioka, 97 at the time of the recording in 1971 and Kana Kamioka (63 year old), remembering the air raids.

Oral texts of Miyako
The folktale of the Big Dipper

Hirara dialect. Karimata Hanako (born 1906). Recorded on 6th August 1980.

The story of Momotarō

Uruka dialect. H. K. (born 1948). Recorded on 13th June 2018.

The story of Momotarō

Shimoji Minaai dialect. N. M. (born 1955). Recorded on 13th 2014.

Oral texts of Tarama
The story of Momotarō

Nakasuji dialect. T. S. (born 1936). Recorded on 16th January 2015.