Miko mai is Shrine maiden’s dance. Miko is a woman who assist the Shinto priest in ritual duties and mai is dance. Miko mai is performed during Shinto rituals and the dance is dedicated to entertain the deity. There are two types of Miko mai, Urayasu-no-mai and Toyosaka-no-mai.


The song means, “We pray to the deity that our life would be calm and peaceful like a morning windless ocean.”  This song is originally from a poem composed by the Showa Emperor in 1933.  


The song means, “The sunlight comes in the morning, we can start our precious day.  We appreciate the deity that we can keep our life healthy and happy.” and “Flowers and plants grow and nature brings blessings to us.  We appreciate the deity that we can enjoy all the blessings of nature.”