Sunday J-POP (Japanese Pop) – Machi Monogatari (街物語・The story of the town) by Tatsuro Yamashita

Another Sunday J-pop time! How have you been?  I have injured my ankle so I was taking it easy this week. Having lots of time relaxing I watched my favorite Japanese drama series called [Shinzaimono] written by Keigo Higashino again. The theme song for this drama is called [Machi Monogatari] by Tatsuro Yamashita. The drama is about a detective police man who is a new comer to this town, Ningyocho, Nihonbashi, Tokyo where he solves a mysterious murder case. At the end of the drama, this song plays.

I have been to Ningyocho (人形町). Mix culture of urban city, retro shops, and a long-established stores at the streets makes you exciting and surely come across different stories of the town. That is why this song is so perfectly fit to this town.

Its lyrics and English translation

I have found the below website for Japanese and English lyrics.

Translation for the final massage in this video

You may notice that there are statues of the giraffes standing at the Nihonbashi (the bridge). Those giraffes have wings. Normally as you know a giraffe has no wing. However those giraffes have, if so why?

「Do you know this? This a giraffe. Generally there is no wing but here is the starting point of Japanese roads. It has been said that these wings were made with a wish that we can fly off to all over Japan from here」

by the Detective Nihonbashi Metro Police Deparment, Kyouichiro Kaga. (A main character in the drama)

What he said is actual fact! Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for dropping by.

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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