Hana Ichimomme

Bank Street Theatre
155 Bank St, New York, NY 10014
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Hana Ichimomme was written by Ken Miyamoto in 1982. He based it on the famous Japanese children's song of the same name. The lyrics, familiar to anyone born and raised in Japan, are "If I win, I'm happy, Hana Ichimomme... If I lose, it's frustrating, Hana Ichimomme." In the song, "hana" refers to a girl and the word "ichimomme" means to sell for a small price, so it can also be called a song about human trafficking. The lyrics of "winning" and "losing" have the double meaning of negotiating to get a cheaper offer.

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