DotW: Seijin Noborikawa’s ‘Spiritual Unity’

Seijin Noborikawa’s ‘Spiritual Unity’

Artist: Noborikawa, Seijin “Seigwaa”
Album: “Spiritual Unity”
Record Label: Respect Record
Catalog #: RES-45
Year: 2001


  1. Kunjan Jintooyoo
  2. Naritai Bushi
  3. Asadoya Yunta
  4. Sengo no Nageki
  5. Midori no Okinawa
  6. Iwai Bushi
  7. Naakunii∼Hantabaru
  8. Shin Densaa Bushi
  9. Hiyamikachi Bushi
  10. Yudan Shiruna
  11. Shima no Hana
  12. Gushikawa (Gushichaa) Naakunii
  13. Yushigutu nu Takara
  14. Katainaka
  15. Tabi no Sora ni
  16. Uta no Kokoro

Produced by Takashi Nakagawa of the eclectic pop group Soul Flower Union, 2001’s “Spiritual Unity” marks the beginning of a string of CD recordings by the utasaa (folk singer) great Seijin Noborikawa. The full-album follows 1998’s “Howling Wolf” (OMCA-9001, Omagatoki Co., Ltd.) and 1991’s “Chyurabiki” (VICG-5164, Victor Musical Industries, Inc.). Refered to by his nickname, Seigwaa (he’s also known as the Okinawan Jimi Hendrix or jimihen after mastering kachaashii at age 11), he would go on to release several CD singles and albums with Respect Record culminating with the 2007 release of “It’s only Seigwa∼The Best of Noborikawa Seijin 1975-2004∼” (RES-118).

Sample and buy “Spiritual Unity” (note: link will open iTunes) at the iTunes Store.


  • 1991 – “Chyurabiki Okinawa Shimauta 6” VICG-5164 Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
  • 1998 – “Howling Wolf” OMCA-9001 (2 discs) Omagatoki Co., Ltd.
  • 2001 – “Spiritual Unity” RES-45 Respect Record Ltd. (Available on iTunes)
  • 2001 – “Noborikawa Seijin Dokuenkai” 38NCD-27∼28 (2 discs) Nnarufon Record
  • 2002 – “Stand!” RES-66 Respect Record Ltd. (Available on iTunes)
  • 2004 – “Noborikawa Seijin & China Sadao” RES-79 Respect Record Ltd.
  • 2007 – “It’s only Seigwa∼The Best of Noborikawa Seijin 1975-2004∼” RES-118 Respect Record Ltd.

Published by Haisai Richie

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  1. I love Spiritual Unity and Stand. I was so happy when first listened to them. I really appreciate having purchased them. The music is so beautiful, it just makes my day to hear the sanshin.

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