This composition for clarinet choir with optional percussion is a modern medley of 3 famous Japanese folksongs: 'Zui Zui Zukkrobashi': a tragic Japanese fairytale describing the fear for high ranked Samurai; 'Hotaru': a Japanese folksong about a firefly and 'Oedo Nihonbashi': the folksong describing 53 stations of the Tokaido Highway during the procession of a feudal Lord leaving Ninhonbashi (which was a prosperous centre of Edo culture in ancient Japan).


  • E-flat Clarinet
  • 3 B-Flat Clarinets (divisi)
  • Alto Clarinet/Basset Horn
  • Bass Clarinet 
  • Contralto Clarinet
  • Contrabass Clarinet
  • Percussion - Slapstick, Bass Drum, Temple Blocks, Snare Drum, Vibraslap, Triangle (two players) - Optional