Memoirs of a Gaijin Playlist

“House Of The Rising Sun” by The Animals

I frequently use this song’s title as an affectionate nickname for Japan, especially when I’m talking with friends back home, and it felt all too appropriate to have this song as the one for my first research piece about Japanese culture. The fact that this song has its roots as a folk song only underscores it appropriateness for this week’s discussion of community and traditions.

I won’t waste time talking about this song, since I think this song can stand on its own feet like it has for 50 years. Sit back and get lost in that house down in New Orleans.

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