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Where the song "Zuizuizukkorobashi" came from?
If we hear the phrase of "zuizui zukkoro bashi" , it reminds us the game which we used to play when we were small. As we all sing the song, and gather around, and put a finger into the hole made with the fist of our hands, and move one to another, and stop when the song finishes. And the person had a finger inside the hole when the song stops will lose the game. It's a Japanese version of eeny meeny miney mo and the game of elimination. Let me introduce the entire word of the song.
gomamisozui chatsuboniowarete toppinshan
This song was sang in Shiuzoka,
but also in Nagano prefecture or Saitama prefecture. In each place, it was sang
with exactly the same word. It is said that long time ago, when people from Uji
traveled to Tokyo, they were very arrogant to the local people, and because of
the arrogance of these travelers from Uji, people who lived along the road would
shut themselves in these homes and shops to avoid contact. It is interesting that
this little bit of history remain in a song popular still today. However, there
is only a small part in the song give us tells about this story. I think the children
used only some words make sense or has some kind of story, and other part , they
made to just to enjoy the rhythm of the song.