Wherever you are are you enjoying the Spring this year? While I am writing this blog the powder snow is fluttering in UK as if Winter is back again. In Japan, people has been enjoying cheery blossom bloomed. There are many songs expresses Spring. Today, I will introduce one of the children’s songs I used to enjoy very much at this time of the year as a child.
「春が来た・Spring has come」is a Japanese traditional song. It is a very simple tune to play and sing. The lyrics written by Tatsuyuki Takano and the music composed by Teiichi Okano at Meji Era.
There are three parts. In the first call [has come], the second call [blooms] and the third call [sings] are repeatedly used, therefore it made its sound rhythmical.
DENSHA GA KURU
HANA GA SAKU
TORI GA NAKU
｢が来た」ga kita – has come. The present tense is (kuru)
[が咲く」ga saku – to come out, blooms. This is the present tense. The past tense is (saita)
｢鳴く」naku – to sing, to chirp, to tweet in this song. It describes that birds sing. (naku) other meanings is to cry. The past tense is (naita).
｢山｣ yana – mountains
｢里」sato – villages
｢野」no – fields
Now let’s hear the song
The video I have picked is romanized and so easy for you to follow and sing! Let’s sing together!
Hope you will enjoy this song and be able to learn some Japanese words! Please let me know if you enjoyed it or not!
THANK YOU Arigato