Tune of the Day: Yoimachigusa
Japanese composer Ōno Tadasuke composed this melody in 1917, setting to music the 1903 poem of the same name by Takehisa Yumeji. “Yoimachigusa” literally means “evening waiting grass”, which poetically translates to ”Evening Primrose”, a lovely lemon-yellow flower that opens its blossoms only during the night. The song is a metaphor for one who is waiting in the evening for the person he or she loves.
Thanks to Chris for suggesting this piece!