” Kousuke Fujiki, born in 1851, had worked as a migrant worker from a young age. In 1890, he was recruited by Dr. Jokichi Takamine to brew whiskey in the United States. He performed the Dekansho-bushi at a Japan and U.S. exchange party in 1981 and received much applause from the audience. It was the first time the Dekansho-bushi was performed outside of Japan.”