Apparently this was a singing battle program for entertainers and their families. It aired from 1972 to 1986. There are videos online, but I haven’t found any with 島田. (On the other hand, I’m still very bad at searching in Japanese). It would be cool if we could watch it.
I once had the opportunity to attend a very local, very small town festival in Hokkaido. At the end there was a bit of a karaoke party on stage that also involved throwing お捻り on stage. I was really surprised, haha. It was fun to have it appear in the book!
Read a bit too much today and finished the chapter (poor sleep shedule).
Liked it but will add more detailed thoughts on friday when I have more time to write.
Still need to add some of the vocabulary to anki.
Any progress on this? Would love to see any of the ones where the mother appears
Well, I tried my best - but no luck. I did find a couple of interesting things, however!
The first being an old drama of 佐賀のがばいばあちゃん on youtube. Up to 59 minutes is safe for where we are in Ch 9. The captions aren’t in Japanese, unfortunately… but especially having read the book, I don’t think it’s so challenging to listen to.