Sora no Keshiki

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Sora no Keshiki
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Studio album by Rimi Natsukawa
Released March 26, 2003 (2003-03-26)
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre J-pop, Shima uta, traditional
Label Victor Entertainment
Rimi Natsukawa chronology
Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui
(2002) Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui2002
Sora no Keshiki
(2003) Famureuta2003
Singles from Sora no Keshiki
  1. "Nada Sōsō (Special Live Version)"
    Released: March 12, 2003
  2. "Michishirube"
    Released: March 19, 2003

Sora no Keshiki(空の風景,A View of the Sky) is Rimi Natsukawa's second album, released on March 26, 2003. [1]

Rimi Natsukawa is a Japanese singer. She is best known for her 2001 single "Nada Sōsō."



Two singles were released before the album, "Nada Sōsō (Special Live Version)" and "Michishirube." The special live version was sung with Begin and Ryoko Moriyama, who wrote the song.

Begin is a Japanese pop rock group from Ishigaki Island in the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Their sound contains many elements of traditional Okinawan music, and prominently features the sanshin.

Ryoko Moriyama, is a Japanese folk singer. Her father is Hisashi Moriyama, a pioneer of Japanese jazz. Her son Naotaro Moriyama is a singer. Her first cousin Hiroshi Kamayatsu is also a musician.

Song sources

Unlike her first album and EP, Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui and Minamikaze , the majority of the songs are original compositions. "Manten no Hoshi" and "Dare ni mo Ienai Kedo" are covers of popular music tunes by Parsha Club and Ryoko Moriyama. "Shimajima Kaisha" was originally by Okinawan band Nenes. "Satōkibi-batake" is a cover of a written by Naohiko Terashima in the 1960s, and "Tuki nu Kaisha" is a traditional Okinawan song.

<i>Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui</i> album by Rimi Natsukawa

Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui is Rimi Natsukawa's debut album, released on September 21, 2002. The title of the album is in Okinawan (Uchinaaguchi).

<i>Minamikaze</i> extended play by Rimi Natsukawa

Minamikaze is Rimi Natsukawa's debut EP, released on March 21, 2002, consisting of covers of Okinawan songs.

Track listing

1."Manten no Hoshi(満天の星,Sky Full of Stars)" Toshiaki Arashiro, Masaaki Uechi Seiichi Kyōda4:27
2."Michishirube (道しるべ,Signpost)" Chiharu Chuei Yoshikawa 4:26
3."Sa La La(サ・ラ・ラ)" Rimi, Natsumi Hirai Kyōda5:08
4."Haruka...(遥か...,Far Away)" Kazuhiro Hara Kyōda5:08
5."Satōkibi-batake(さとうきび畑,Sugarcane Field)" Naohiko Terashima Kyōda7:51
6."Enpitsuga no Hitomi(鉛筆画の瞳,Pencil Sketch Eyes)" Osami Okamoto, YoshikawaYoshikawa4:45
7."Dare ni mo Ienai Kedo(誰にも言えないけど,I Haven't Told Anyone, But)" Ryoko Moriyama Kyōda5:00
8."Shimajima Kaisha(島々清しゃ,Purity of the Islands)" Hitoshi Kume, Tsuneo Fukuhara Kyōda5:01
9."Tsuki nu Kaisha(月ぬ美しゃ,Beauty of the Moon)"TraditionalKyōda4:03
10."Itoshii Hito e(いとしい人へ,To My Dear)" Megumi Ayukawa, Akira Senju Kyōda4:03
11."Nada Sōsō (Special Live Version) (涙そうそう,Great Tears Are Spilling)(with Begin, Ryoko Moriyama)" Begin, Ryoko Moriyama Kyōda4:23

Japan Sales Rankings [2]

ReleaseChartPeak PositionFirst Week SalesSales TotalChart Run
March 26, 2003Oricon Daily Albums Chart
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart3910,58378,90047 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart

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