Although Otemo tells her husband is plain-looking, I don't think she is discouraged for her marriage. I think this song is a interesting song rather than a sad song, and I think Otemo is so comical girl!!
Senba-Tanuki is one of traditional folk songs of Kumamoto. ( Tanuki means a racoon dog.)
This song is a Kemari-song. The Kemari is a sort of football by nobles in ancient Japan, so Kemari-song is sung when we play Kemari.
Senba-Tanuki songs about Kumamoto.I think there are two
people in this song, and they are talking.
We sing this talking on the rhythm. This is very rhythmical. In the old days, people eat racoon dogs. Of course, some people eat them now. I think this song means the old days. The Senba mountain actually exist, but the Senba mountain is actually a hill. This hill is in Kumamoto Daiichi high school. There are some racoon dogs now.
This time, I knew about traditional folk songs of Kumamoto.I have often listened these songs, but I didn't know about these.I studied these songs this time, I thought we must hand down from us to our sons and daughters.