Shiina Ringo - 2007.06.00 - Sannin Kichisa

Oh my god! I've been looking for this video for so long! Finally!

Ok, excuse me for my happiness. What we have here is a video of Nakamura Kanzaburou XVIII's kabuki play called "Sannin Kichisa", that was on stage during the month of June, 2007 (related post). More exactly, the part where the song "Tamatebako", that Ringo wrote for Kenzaburou, is playing in the background.
It was later broadcasted on television in some occasions (August and September 2007, for example).

I (fortunately) got an audio rip of the song back in the day, but the video was nowhere to be found. I searched and searched the darkest places of internet, but nothing! So now I can finally leave this matter rest. I'm still not sure which day the video recording took place, so I'll leave it 2007.06.00, because I only know the year and the month.

01 - 玉手箱 (Tamatebako)
Download (MP3 V0)
Download (MP4 H264 480x360)

Other stuff that I found before are the lyrics (found on this chinese website) and a big resolution image of the Sannin Kichisa poster. I'm sure the romaji I did isn't perfect and we sure would be happier with a translation, but I guess it's better than nothing, eh?
Oh by the way, the chinese website has a bunch of information regarding the kabuki play, so if you can read chinese... be thankful, because I can't!

眠れよい子や (nemure yoi ko ya)
明くる日は (akuru hi wa)
お宮参りさ (omiya mairi sa)
ねんねしな (nenne shina)

眠るよい子は (nemuru yoi ko wa)
玉手箱 (tamatebako)
目を離したら (me wo hanashi tara)
あっという間 (attoiu ma)

眠れよい子や (nemure yoi ko ya)
雪の夜は (yuki no yoru wa)
さぞ永いだろう (sazo nagai darou)
ねんころろ (nenkororo)

眠るよい子は (nemuru yoi ko wa)
玉手箱 (tamatebako)
みつめていても (mitsumeteitemo)
あっという間 (attoiu ma)
あっという間 (attoiu ma)

PS - I wanna thank my friend Bromithia for providing the YouTube link. I'm not sure who was the first person to find it tho. As for the audio rip, it was given by Ringo fan EmilScherbe. Well, thanks everyone!

PPS - I don't think I can tag this post with "Era Heisei Fuuzoku" or "Era Variety". If we consider the date, it would be Variety, but that's a Tokyo Jihen album and this collaboration sure wasn't any form of promotion. So I won't define an Era.

PPPS - As found on the Nostalgic Lavender website (thanks for the info Mat!), it seems the play was broadcasted on TV earlier than what I thought, so I updated the post with that info. Also, sorry for labeling this with the wrong month, it's fixed now! As you can see from this post I was aware of the correct month, June, but converted it to 7 instead of 6. My bad!


  1. Thank you so much for this!
    I was looking for this song, and already had given up. I thought I would never hear this song. The video it's very nice, the bald one did some really funny expressions. =D
    I'm super happy! Thank you very much!

  2. Thanks, i found on a website that show was performed from June 7-28, 2007. It was broadcast on TV on August 28, 2007".
    I don't know if it's true !

  3. Thanks for the info Mat!
    As for the broadcast date I mention in the post, I found it here (http://www.tvblog.jp/bs/archives/2007/09/post_092410200001.html) and assumed it was the first time they broadcast. Unfortunately I'm not able to perform any other search on the site, so I'm not sure of other air dates. Could you give me the link where you got that info? Just don't want to risk putting wrong information on the post D:

  4. It's beautiful ! I want the whole play ! what's the name of that dvd ? if it was released...
    btw, for those who don't know Kenzaburo san we could recall he met SR there: Bokura no Ongaku 2 - 2006.01.27 if I'm not wrong...

  5. i found info on the below link;

  6. Thank you so much!
    I loved the song, and the show was great to watch (I never watched a kabuki show before^^).
    Thanks :)

  7. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you!!!
    I've been waiting so long for that too *3*