Edited by Kip Lornell and Anne K. Rasmussen
Nobuko Miyamoto - vocals; Sharon Koga - shamisen; Danny Yanamoto - taiko; Taiji Miyagawa - acoustic bass; Rev. Masao Kodani - spoken vocals.
"Tampopo" was written by Nobuko Miyamoto with text by Rev. Masao Kodani and Nobuko Miyamoto for dancing at an O-bon festival, a midsummer commemoration of the souls of one's ancestors. This is Japanese American music, incorporating the American-style acoustic bass and English lyrics into the instrumentation, mode, and rhthyms of traditional Japanese folk songs.