A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [Momiji] “Autumn Leaves” (もみじ・紅葉) 

It is already autumn. The air is bitter and sun is often hiding behind clouds. I do not like cold weather however the most beautiful thing we can see in the autumn is that the view of autumn leaves. If you get a chance to visit please have a look at magnificent autumn leave in Japan. Today’s Japanese children’s song is associated to autumn..

Momiji (Autumn leaves)

Japanese lyric in Romaji and English translation


Japanese LyricEnglish Lyric
1.Aki no yu-hi ni
Terru yama momiji
Koi mo usui mo kazu aru naka ni
Matsu o irodoru kaede ya tsuta wa
Yamam no fumoto no suso moyo-
In the autumn sunset
The autumn leaves on the mountain shine
Some are rich, some are pale
There are many shades of colors
The maple and the ivy leaves make the pine trees colorful
They are beautiful patterns at the foot of the mountain.
2.Tani no nagare ni chiri uku momiji
Nami ni yurarete hanarete yotte
Aka ya kiiro no iro samazama ni
Misu no ue nimo oru nishiki
In the flow of the mountain stream, the autumn leaves fall and float
moving to and fro on the ripples, going apart and coming closer
Red and yellow or in many shades of leaves
floating on the water
looks like the splendid brocade

Now let’s sing!

Hope you will enjoy this song with your childrenle 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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