About the Hietsuki-busi
Hietsuki-busi is a labour song sung during the pounding of millet grown in swidden fields.
The tree of the three firs in the garden, we hang a bell that rings, and when the bell rings, let's go out and play.
When the bell rings, what shall we say to go out, say, 'Let's go out and water the pawns'?
Wassou heike no koudou nagare, odouma heike no nasu no saso.
The rats even pounded the rice into a pounding pan.
The end of the mortar, the pestle, the pestle pillow, the pincer, the pincer, the pincer, the pincer, the pincer.
The mortar and pestle are good, and the hand that pounded the rice is even better.