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The origin of the "Konpira Fune Fune" song/こんぴら船々(Konpira-Fune-Fune)

The representative folk song of Kagawa.
It is also famous as "Ozasiki Uta" where geisha sing.
It is said this song was sung to pilgrims visiting the red-light districts of towns such as Kotohira, as well as in the lodgings in the vicinity of the Port of Osaka. However, it was also sung en route to the shrine, and the details of its origin are unknown.
It is said that it became popular among pilgrims to Konpira, who spread it throughout the country.


「こんぴら船々」の由来

香川県を代表する民謡でお座敷唄。
琴平などの花柳界で参詣客相手に唄われてきたといわれ、
また、大坂港界隈の宿場で唄われてきたとも、参拝の道中唄ともいわれ、起源は不詳。
こんぴら参りの流行で全国に広がったといわれている。