Katsuumi Niwa sings a folk song of Japan called Tokoku. It’s from the northwest part of Honshu in the Akita dialet. Loosely translated as the “Wooden Ladle Seller’s Song” it would include exaggerated gestures. In a kind of playful way the singer lists the many kinds of trees he needs to cut to make his ladles. This becomes a kind of counting song: all of his hard work also takes a lot of time: 3 years and 3 months to make 3 ladles. All this is a selling pitch to add value to his wares.