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Aspects of <Inigadaniayo> -based song that is handed down to Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa : Concerning “Function of song” and “Role of singer”

  • 日本硏究
  • 2014, (36), pp.329-346
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 20, 2014

大城 學 1 石川恵吉 2

1琉球大学
2琉球大学大学院

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ABSTRACT

The <Inigadaniayo> based song, it is a general term for a group of songs sung in theepic form the growth method of millet and rice. This paper, one that aims to clarify the aspects of <Inigadaniayo> based song that is handeddown to the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, will be discussed from the perspective of “thenature of the subject of the representation” about the role of singer and function of song. Previous Studies on the song of the same system, there is a Shigeru Ishigaki (1976) andYasuhiko Miyara (1982) so far. Both paper presents a discussion and important perspective inconsidering the song of the same strain. Reveal the subject separators and first song of the samestrain, especially the latter, have discussed the relationship of ritual songs incidental to the songand song of the same strain. However, both papers, to the extent that you make the descriptionof some will be given the special terms and subject matter of the song of the same strain, theanalysis has not been performed and expressions structure of the song, function, for the roleof singing principal. Therefore, in this paper, again, we tried to analysis of the role of singingmainly the function of the song along with the reveal aspects of the song of the same strain. As a result, the song of the same system, it is classified as ①Song of instruction formatand ②Song of passive form from the side of the form of expression, and was led to thefollowing conclusion from the point of view of Masami Tamaki (1999) and “The natureof the subject of the representation”The song of ①Song of instruction format, at instruction format of the foregoing, Raihouzinspeaker, social for the protection and growth method of millet and rice you want, is onethat gives the blessing and instruction to the (people of the village) growers are listeners,and is a song that has a function of Raihouzin reach out to the people it positioned. Therefore,I can be responsible for the singer the song is that populations responsible for speak theword of Raihouzin. On the other hand, ②Song of passive form, positioned to be the song that has the functionof people to represent the secular and men to make millet and rice from now to ask thepatron and respectable growth of millet and rice to Raihouzin it is possible, I can be saidthat the singer responsible for the song, and the population plays a role to reach out to Raihouzin.

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