This tale says that this action is what binds a man and a woman's lives together. Have someone you love draw water for you with their hands. The author, Heshikiya Choubin, was executed for his criticism of the Ryukyu kingdom's royal advisor Sai On. The kumi odori was a dance performed to welcome emissaries from China. This is the only kumi odori (a traditional Okinawan dance) that represents a love story.