|Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui|
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 21, 2002|
|Genre||J-pop Shimauta, traditional|
|Rimi Natsukawa chronology|
|Singles from Tida: Tida Kaji nu Umui|
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. 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."
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.
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.
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.
Rimi Natsukawa Single Collection Vol. 1 is a singles collection album released by Rimi Natsukawa on March 6, 2005.
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.
|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||Kyōda||5:25|
|3.||"Famureuta(ファムレウタ（子守唄）Lullaby)"||Yukito Ara, Masaaki Uechi||Kyōda||4:19|
|4.||"Kokoro no Katachi(心のかたちShape of My Heart)"||Osami Okamoto, Chuei Yoshikawa||Yoshikawa||4:39|
|5.||"Shima Uta (島唄Island Song)"||Kazufumi Miyazawa||Kyōda||5:17|
|6.||"Tsuki no Yoru(月の夜Moon Night)"||Kiroro||Kyōda||3:35|
|7.||"Rakuen (Makaru Sari)(楽園～マカル・サリ～Paradise)"||Shinri Hayama, Kyōda||Kyōda||4:48|
|8.||"Akata Sundunchi (赤田首里殿内Akata District, Shuri )"||Traditional||Kyōda||5:49|
|9.||"Tsuki no Kaori(月のかほりSmell of the Moon)"||Hayama, Yasunori Sōryō||Yoshikawa||5:21|
|10.||"Bashōfu(芭蕉布Banana Cloth)"||Yasuichi Yoshikawa, Tsuneo Fukuhara||Kyōda||4:38|
|11.||"Nada Sōsō (涙そうそうGreat Tears Are Spilling)"||Begin, Ryoko Moriyama||Kyōda||4:19|
|Release||Chart||Peak Position||First Week Sales||Sales Total||Chart Run|
|September 21, 2002||Oricon Daily Albums Chart|
|Oricon Weekly Albums Chart||24||9,050||279,376||120 weeks|
|Oricon Yearly Albums Chart|
The Boom is a Japanese rock band. Its members are Kazufumi Miyazawa (vocals), Kobayashi Takashi (guitar), Yamakawa Hiromasa, and Tochigi Takao (drums).
"Shima Uta" is a 1992 song by the Japanese band The Boom. It was written by the lead singer, Kazufumi Miyazawa, based on his impressions from visiting Okinawa for a photo shoot. It is the band's best selling song, well known throughout Japan and Argentina, and one of the most widely known songs associated with Okinawa although the band members are all from Yamanashi Prefecture. The song uses a mix of modern pop and rock styles as well as min'yō. Okinawan musical instruments and Okinawan vocabulary have been incorporated into the song.
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.
Ai no Uta: Self-Selection Best is the 5th compilation album released by Rimi Natsukawa on March 9, 2008.
Kaze no Michi is Rimi Natsukawa's third original album, released on September 22, 2004.
"Nada Sōsō" is a song written by Japanese band Begin and singer Ryoko Moriyama. It was first released by Moriyama in 1998, but achieved popularity through the cover version by Rimi Natsukawa in 2001.
Sora no Keshiki is Rimi Natsukawa's second album, released on March 26, 2003.
Famureuta is Rimi Natsukawa's second EP, released on October 22, 2003. It consists solely of recordings on lullabies. It is her second EP that solely features cover songs.
Okinawa no Kaze is a compilation album released by Rimi Natsukawa on February 25, 2004, marketed as an Okinawan song cover album.
Ayakaji no Ne is Rimi Natsukawa's fourth original album, released on November 23, 2005.
Rimi Natsukawa Selection is the fourth compilation album released by Rimi Natsukawa on September 22, 2006. It was only released outside Japan, in Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and Hong Kong. It reached #1 on the Taiwanese album charts, charting for more than 60 weeks and selling over 42,000 copies.
Rimits: Best Duet Songs is the third compilation album released by Rimi Natsukawa on March 22, 2006. It features duets from Natsukawa's discography, and re-arrangements of her songs into duet versions.
Umui Kaji is Rimi Natsukawa's fifth original album, released on March 9, 2007. According to Natsukawa, title was chosen for the album as it gave an image of "so many thoughts put into song. Of course, it's not a strong wind, but a fresh wind I want to reach the listeners."
Okinawa Uta: Chikyū no Kaze o Kanjite is Rimi Natsukawa's 6th compilation album released on November 25, 2009, and her second compilation album to centre on an Okinawan song theme.
Uta Sagashi: Request Cover Album is Rimi Natsukawa's first full-length cover album, released on November 21, 2007.
Kokoro no Uta is Rimi Natsukawa's sixth original album, released on March 18, 2009. The album was a 2-CD set, with the first CD featuring studio recordings, and the second performances from her "Uta Sagashi no Tabi 2008-2009 tour. The limited edition also featured a DVD.