A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 “AMEFURI KUMANOKO” (あめふりくまのこ) 

Recently In UK, it has been unpleasant weather, days of rain and wind is still continuing. To cheer myself up I thought I should sing a Japanese children’s song on the rainy day. I have found a cute song called [Amefuri kumanoko].

A lady is standing holding an umbrella on her right hand and opening her left hand to feel the rain
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Kuma no ko means a child bear. Let’s find out what he was up to in this song.

The lyrics

1.Oyama ni ame ga furimashitait has rained on a mountain
Atokara atokara futtekitecontinuously raining
Choro choro ogawa ga dekimashitaA tricked brook was emerged
2.Itazura kumano ko kakete kiteA naughty child bear run toward it
Sotto nozoite mite mashitaand was quietly peeping
Sakana ga iruka to mite mashitawondering if there were fishes inside
3. Nannimo inai to kumano ko waNoticed that nothing was inside,
Omizu o hitokuchi nomimashitahe took a mouthful of water
Otete de sukutte nomimashitahe scooped up the water with his hand and took
4. Soredemo dokoka ni iruyo-dethinking that the fishes might be somewhere
Moichido nozoite mite mashitahe was peeping one more time
Sakana o machi machi mite mashitapeeping and waiting for the fishes
5.Nakanaka yamanai ame deshitait was raining forever
kasa demo kabutte imasho tothough he shall take an umbrella
Atama ni happa o nosemashitaand put a leave on his head
  • Chidren language – Otete (te) means a hand

Now that you know the meaning of this song, why don’t you try singing? Let me know how it went.

Hope you will enjoy both songs and be able to learn some Japanese words! Please let me know if you enjoyed it or not!


About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
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