The Eisa of Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Daiko!
This video, titled "MI RU KU MU NA RI｜Eisa｜Sosaku Eisa｜Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Daiko" (ミルクムナリ エイサー 創作エイサー 琉球舞団 昇龍祭太鼓), was released by "Shoryu Matsuri Daiko" (昇龍祭太鼓) of Okinawa.
The group performing the Sosaku Eisa is Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Daiko.
The original dance performance "MI RU KU MU NA RI" in the video, is a powerful dance performance combining techniques from Okinawan Karate and Bo-jutsu (the art of using a stick as a weapon), two forms of traditional Okinawan martial arts.
Eisa, an ancient Japanese dance, was originally performed during the Kyu Bon Festival (the Old Bon festival of the lunar calendar) in Okinawa.
In recent years though, traditional Eisa has been performed at other times of the year, besides the Bon Festival, to the delight of local residents and tourists.
The name of the performance by the Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Taiko "Miruku Munari" comes from the Indonesian words "Miroku," meaning Maitreya," and "Munari," which means "dance."
Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Daiko is a group of dynamic dance performers who have arranged the historical Eisa in a modern style.
Eisa Dances, Popular Sightseeing Destinations and Beautiful Views in Okinawa
The original promotional video of Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Daiko, shown here, was filmed at well-known sightseeing spots in Okinawa.
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium at 3:54 in the video, and Emerald Beach at 2:20 in the video, are popular destinations among tourists.
The Eisa performances were also filmed at four of the nine World Heritage sites in Okinawa.
These include the ruins of Nakijin Castle, Shichanu-una (Lower Garden) at Shuri Castle (Shuri-jo Castle), Shuri Castle's Shurei-mon Gate, and Katsuren Castle (Katsuren-jo Castle).
Other amazing scenic locations include the Kouri Island Friendship Square (Kouri Island Fureai Hiroba), Kushi Community Center, Cape Zanpa, Yomitan Village, Ryukyu Village (Ryukyu Mura), and Toguchi Beach.
When traveling to Okinawa, be sure to explore these beautiful scenic spots.
Exciting and Popular Events in Okinawa!
Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Daiko has been performing Eisa dances at various events in Okinawa.
If the videos has you wanting to see their dynamic, traditional dances up close, consider taking a trip to Okinawa during one of their events.
Many events are held in Okinawa, including the Naha Otsunahiki Festival and the Shuri Castle Festival (Shurijo Castle Festival).
Visiting these historic festivals will give you a deeper appreciation of the beauty of Okinawa.
Summary of Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Daiko's Performance
Ryukyu Budan Shoryu Matsuri Daiko's Sosaku Eisa is a wonderful performance that keeps Okinawa's traditional culture alive. We highly recommend checking it out.
If you're planning a trip to Japan, you should definitely visit Okinawa to see the dynamic and beautiful Eisa performance shown in the video.