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Otomi-san
The Forbidden Fruit Sung by Kasuga Hachiro
Date:13, Mar, 2013
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Have you ever been in love with a lover of your friend, sister or brother? Have you ever been in love with a married lover? If you have, it will let you feel good listening to Otomi-san.

Otomi-san is an enka song sung by the late Kasuga Hachiro, released in 1954. The old song sings about a forbidden love. So forbidden love affairs might be our ineluctable karma, probably.

The lyrics are based on a kabuki program: Yowa-nasake-ukiyo-no-yokogushi. Otomi-san is a female character from the story.


Now, we are introducing the story. Yosaburo was a henchman of a yakuza whose mistress was Otomi-san. He fell in love with Otomi-san but after soon, his boss found it. The boss got mad and hit him. And then, Yosaburo became active behind the scenes as a freelance yakuza. One day, he reencountered his old lover Otomi-san after an unexpected turn of events.

Forbidden fruits sound so sweet and very fascinating. But the forbidden is the forbidden. There must be a reason to prohibit there somehow. You could learn that it has to be kind of risky to love your forbidden person, from the kabuki program.

Can't help but long for, however. Like sickness, burning passion gushes out. Our nature cannot dam it back. Things like these are from the song. Kasuga Hachiro sings as it makes me feel so dear meeting her again.

Having been in forbidden love or having loved one as you will never love so strongly anymore, you listen to Otomi-san and it touches your feelings softly for living goodly from today.


about Otomi-san

・Written by Yamazaki Tadashi
・Composed by Tokuchi Masanobu
・Performed by Kasuga Hachiro
・Published by King Records Company, Ltd.
・Released in August 1954






 

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