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Title: BUDDHA (1961)
Japanese Title: Shaka
CD Label: BKM
CD Number: G.R.F.037
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Music Performed by: Takeo Yahiro & Friends
Number of tracks: 15 (one hidden)
Running time: 73:28
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: December 30, 2014
Year of movie release: November 1, 1961 (Japan)
July 2, 1963 (USA)


March 26, 2015

Review at a later date

Also visit his website at: http://www.bukimi.com/maal/
Having this music done "a cappella" is just amazing to hear and very well done.

BUDDHA (1961)
Track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Opening Song
  2. Tenge Yuigadokuson [literally, "Above & Below Heaven I Am Worthy", said by Shaka after enlightenment, as he realised all things are Buddha therefore there is no Self]
  3. Martial Arts Tournament
  4. Kapilavastu [capital of the Shakya kingdom & birthplace of Prince Siddartha]
  5. Tragedy of Princess Yasodhara [Siddartha's wife]
  6. Bodhi Tree [beneath which Siddartha became Buddha]
  7. Kishimojin [a demon whom Buddha enlightens and she becomes a protector of children, aka Hariti]
  8. Hanako Castle
  9. Enlightenment of Kunara
  10. Spirit Power of Devadatta
  11. Rajgir [city in Bihar, India]
  12. Rasatta Temple Collapse
  13. Closing
  14. Unused piece, Return of Buddha, Devadatta
  15. [hidden track]

Q: What is Bukimisha?
A: (from Takeo Yahiro): It is a very difficult question to answer.
There are two answers in this, and one is long, and one is short.

The long answer is...
"Bukimisha the Weird Secret Society" is the ordinary gathering of the creator well versed in each field, such as music, an image, and molding. As you felt, all of us are SF fans. Since the members who belong to "Bukimisha" are working by their category, respectively, the goal changes with member individuals. And my goal is practicing my idea "music's being the lingua franca in the world."

The short answer is...
I am sorry that I can't teach to you about our ultimate philosophy. Because we are the "Secret Society".