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"Toro Nagashi 灯籠流し"
Thomas Piercy, Hichiriki
Yusuke Satoh, Piano
Masatora Goya, Composer
Recorded Live. Tokyo, Japan.

合屋正虎 Masatora Goya
トーマス・ピアシー: 篳篥
佐藤祐介 - ピアノ

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Tōrō nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means "cruise, flow". This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world.

The Bon Festival takes place on the thirteenth to sixteenth of August or July, depending on the calendar you go by. The white lanterns are for those who have died in the past year. Traditional Japanese beliefs state that humans come from water, so the lanterns represent their bodies returning to water.

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"Toro Nagashi 灯籠流し"
Thomas Piercy, Hichiriki
Yusuke Satoh, Piano
Masatora Goya, Composer

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released February 26, 2014
Thomas Piercy, Hichiriki
Yusuke Satoh, Piano
Masatora Goya, Composer

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Passionate...Brilliant...playing with refinement and flair...Spirit and accomplishment everywhere. The New York Times
A classic performance. The Clarinet Magazine
Piercy is masterly on his clarinet. The New York Sun
The Best Piazzolla in New York. Lucid Culture

A versatile artist defying categorization.
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