"Daiku", it literally means "the Ninth",
as Japanese call Beethoven's Ninth Symphony,
is very popular among Japanese.
German prisoners of the World War I, who were detained in a war prisoner's camp
in Naruto , performed the symphony for the first time in Japan.
They played their handmade instruments.
"The Ninth Symphony" concert is held in Naruto once a year, on the first Sunday of June ,
in commemoration of the first performance of Japan.
The choir members come to gather from all over the country
in order to sing the Schiller's uplifting message -
"All mankind shall be as brothers".
I look forward to visiting Naruto to join the chorus every year.
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