There is a very popular famous Japanese fairy tale called 「Momotaro」. Today’s Japanese children’s song is from this fairy tale.
Peach Boy Story
First of all, I would like you to watch Peach Boy – Momotaro animation in English. So you will know what kind of story and why it is call [momotaro].
Now that you know the story of [Peach Boy], let learn the song with your children.
Japanese lyric in Romaji and English translation
|Japanese Lyric||English Lyric|
|1.Momotaro Momotaro san |
Okoshi ni tuketa kibidango
hitotsu watashi ni kudasaina
|Peach boy, peach boy|
Please give me a kibidango that you got at your waist.
|2.. Yarimasho yarimasho, |
korekara oni no seibatsuni
tuite kyukunara yarimasho
|I shall give you, I shall give you|
if you follow me to conquer demons
I shall give you a kibidango
|3. Yukimaho , yukimasho,|
anatani tuite dokomademo
keraini natte ikimasho
|let’s go’ let’s go|
I shall become your retainer
and I shall follow you anywhere
|4. sorya susume sorya susume|
ichidoni semete semeyaburi
tubushite shimae onigashima
|Let’s move on, let’s move on|
Attack demons at once to defeat
let’s destroy the demon island
|5. Omoshiroi omoshiroi|
nokorazu oni o semefusete
bundori mono o enyaraya
|How interesting, how interesting|
attack all of demons
and get all treasures back home
|6. ban banzai ban banzai|
otomono inu ya, saru kiji wo
ishoide kuruma o enyaraya
A retainer dog, a monkey, and a pheasant are carrying a carriage quickly
Now let’s sing!
Hope you will enjoy this song with your children as well as the fairy tale and be able to learn some Japanese words! Please let me know if you enjoyed it or not!
THANK YOU Arigato