Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui

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Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)
Recorded2001-2002
Genre J-pop Shimauta, traditional
Length52:15
Label Victor Entertainment
Rimi Natsukawa chronology
Minamikaze
(2002)
Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui
(2002)
Sora no Keshiki
(2003)
Singles from Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui
  1. "Nada Sōsō"
    Released: March 23, 2001

Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui(てぃだ ~太陽・風ぬ想い~,Sun: Sun, Wind Thoughts) is Rimi Natsukawa's debut album, released on September 21, 2002. [1] The title of the album is in Okinawan (Uchinaaguchi).

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

Okinawan language Northern Ryukyuan language

The Okinawan language, or Central Okinawan, is a Northern Ryukyuan language spoken primarily in the southern half of the island of Okinawa, as well as in the surrounding islands of Kerama, Kumejima, Tonaki, Aguni, and a number of smaller peripheral islands. Central Okinawan distinguishes itself from the speech of Northern Okinawa, which is classified independently as the Kunigami language. Both languages have been designated as endangered by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger since its launch in February 2009.

Contents

Background

The album is Natsukawa's first full-length album release, after her EP Minamikaze released earlier in the year. Both releases feature her hit single, "Nada Sōsō." The album is formulated of four original songs and seven cover tracks. This continues with the structure of "Minamikaze," which consisted of six covers and an original track.

<i>Minamikaze</i> 2002 EP by Rimi Natsukawa

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

Three singles were released before the album, however "Yūbae ni Yurete"(夕映えにゆれて,Swaying in the Sunset) and "Hana ni Naru"(花になる,Become a Flower) do not feature. They were released onto Rimi Natsukawa Single Collection Vol. 1 in 2005.

<i>Rimi Natsukawa Single Collection Vol. 1</i> 2005 compilation album by Rimi Natsukawa

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Song sources

The songs on the album relate to Okinawa in some way, either being written by Okinawan musicians, describe Okinawa or are written in the style of Okinawan songs. "Asadoya Yunta" and "Akata Sundunchi" are traditional folk songs, while "Famureuta," "Nada Sōsō" and "Tsuki no Yoru" were written by famous Okinawan bands (Parsha Club, Begin and Kiroro respectively). Shima Uta was written by Japanese band The Boom on their impressions of Okinawa when visiting it.

Akata Sundunchi (赤田首里殿内) is a traditional Okinawan song about Maitreya, a Buddhist bodhisattva. The song is named after the Ufuamushirare Temple in Akata Village, part of Shuri, Okinawa.

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.

Kiroro (キロロ) is a Japanese pop duo from Yomitan, Okinawa that debuted in 1996.

"Akahana Hitotsu," "Kokoro no Katachi," "Rakuen (Makaru Sari)" and "Tsuki no Kaori" are original compositions. "Akahana Hitotsu" was written by Begin guitarist Masaru Shimabukuro.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Arranger(s)Length
1."Asadoya Yunta(安里屋ユンタ,The Ballad of Asadoya)" Katsu Hoshi, Traditional Seiichi Kyōda 4:05
2."Akahana Hitotsu(赤花ひとつ,A Single Red Flower)" Masaru Shimabukuro Kyōda5:25
3."Famureuta(ファムレウタ(子守唄),Lullaby)" Yukito Ara, Masaaki Uechi Kyōda4:19
4."Kokoro no Katachi(心のかたち,Shape of My Heart)" Osami Okamoto, Chuei Yoshikawa Yoshikawa4:39
5."Shima Uta (島唄,Island Song)" Kazufumi Miyazawa Kyōda5:17
6."Tsuki no Yoru(月の夜,Moon Night)" Kiroro Kyōda3:35
7."Rakuen (Makaru Sari)(楽園~マカル・サリ~,Paradise)" Shinri Hayama, KyōdaKyōda4:48
8."Akata Sundunchi (赤田首里殿内,Akata District, Shuri )"TraditionalKyōda5:49
9."Tsuki no Kaori(月のかほり,Smell of the Moon)"Hayama, Yasunori Sōryō Yoshikawa5:21
10."Bashōfu(芭蕉布,Banana Cloth)" Yasuichi Yoshikawa, Tsuneo Fukuhara Kyōda4:38
11."Nada Sōsō (涙そうそう,Great Tears Are Spilling)" Begin, Ryoko Moriyama Kyōda4:19

Japan Sales Rankings [2]

ReleaseChartPeak PositionFirst Week SalesSales TotalChart Run
September 21, 2002Oricon Daily Albums Chart
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart249,050279,376120 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart

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References

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  2. "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon . Retrieved 2010-01-27. (subscription only)