Photo: Kris Ikejiri, Obon 2017 at Ekoji Buddhist Temple
The song Wanderlust expresses the bittersweet emotions between leaving the comforts of home and the excitement of new experiences and challenges when going on a journey.
The song was composed by Nen Daiko member Greg Nakamura.
Typically the song was played with a mixture of percussion instruments. The song often begins with windchimes and a rainstick and includes shakers, wood blocks and bells.
The melody is composed for two voices, a melody and accompaniment. Most often, the parts are played by fue or flute players.
Header photo by Evan Michio Cantwell, Obon at Ekoji Buddhist Temple, July 2017