Theme Song Introduction

The theme song for the 7th Worldwide Uchinānchu Festival to be held in 2022 has been chosen as "Utarana Udurana".

Best Theme Song

Song title

Utarana Udurana

production intent

Although the world is dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic, I have never felt as strongly about anything as I have about the loneliness of not being able to see others and about the happiness that comes with being able to meet others. The joys of meeting, the happiness, and the inability to calm down the throbbing of my heart all overflowed as I awaited our reunion
And now I'm finally here in Okinawa! We all shed tears and hug each other! Rejoice! Laugh! The COVID-19 pandemic reminded me of how wonderful it is to be able to meet fellow Uchinānchu, and I expressed the feeling of "Chimugukuru", that makes people break into dance, in this Yuimāru song.

Chatan-cho Toshiharu Tamaki

Theme Song Artists

green note coaster

Ms. Kinjo Mio (Vocalist), Mr. Sasaki Kota (Vocalist、DJ、Composer), Mr. Hideki Tanaka (Guitarist)

Formed in 2010.
 They have been actively performing at events and live performances mainly in Okinawa. In July 2011, they won the Grand Prix at the Seaport Chatan Carnival Indie Music Contest, which has given rise to many popular bands in Okinawa.
In October of the same year, they won the Grand Prix at the "Musician Grand Prix OSAKA 2011" that was held in Osaka.
In 2017, they moved their base to Tokyo with an aim to expand their range of activities.

「Taken from the green note coaster website」

Introduction of Theme Song Lyrics

Introduction of Theme Song Lyrics

Singing, musical performance:green note coaster
Lyrics: Morio Higashionna
Composition and Arrangement : Katsuya Akamine/Toshiharu Tamaki

Change the time we can`t meet, to something we look forward to
The joys of a reunion, we feel it in our hearts
Today, let's all sing and dance together
Follow the rhythm of the Sanshin, carry it on the wind, always

【First Verse】

With dreams and passion, that day, we left our hometown
Before we knew it the island, had changed, but unchanged is the Chimugukuru and the smiles
The sweat that Ojī and Obā shed.
To protect our sweet family, they are here
Our happiness, our dreams, let's make them both come true
In this long history, let's start walking, always

【Second Verse】

The bright red sunset of this island is, your city's, burning sunrise
 Even from a great distance, like a circle, we're (wholly) connected to this island's Yuimāru and compassion

Overcoming many eras, connecting the bridges of (our) dreams

The seeds that Ojiī and Obaā planted
Flowers bloom, fruit is borne, and it becomes a bouquet
On boat of the Kariyushi, memories are carried
To each and everyone's story and to their future
Change the time we can`t meet to something we look forward to
The joys of a reunion, we feel it in our hearts
Today, let's all sing and dance together
Follow the rhythm of the Sanshin, carry it on the wind, always

【Words】

The rough waves that come our way, the lights that protect our homes
Connecting friends' hands, spinning the fire of life
The changing cityscape, the unchanging pride
Through the words we exchange, we'll return to that day