A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [Takibi] “A Bonfire” (たき火) 

Two weeks to go until the Christmas. This season most of autumn leaves have dropped. Last week I gathered them and put them into the recycling bin. We may use autumn leaves for a bonfire. In UK it is illegal to burn rubbish outside though. Today’s children song is called [Takibi]. It might be nice to cook fishes or meats with a bonfire, gathering around the bonfire and enjoy wining and dining in the winter.

Takibi (A bonfire)

It is very simple melody. Hope you feel warmer inside your body after listening the song.

Japanese lyric in Romaji /English Translation

Japanese LyricEnglish Lyric
1.Kakine no kakine no magarikato
Takibi da takibi da ochibataki
Ataro ka ataro yo
Kita gaze pi pu fuite iru
At the corner of the hedge/fence
A bonfire a bonfire, fall-leaves burning
Shall we get warm by the fire? Let’s do it
The Northern wind blows strongly
2. Sazanka sazanka saita michi
Takini da takibi da ochibataki
Ataro ka ataro yo
Shimoyake otete ga mo kayui
The street with Sasanqua bloomed
A bonfire, a bonfire, fall-leaving burning
Shall we get warm by the fire? let’s do it
The hands are already itchy with chilblains
3. Kogarashi kogarashi samui michi
Takibi da takibi da ochibataki
Ataro ka ataro yo
Soudan shinagara aruiteru
The cold wind, the cold wind, the cold street
A bonfire, a bonfire, fall-leaves burning
Shall we get warm by the fire? lets do it!
While talking , walking
4. Repeat 1 lyric
5. Repeat 3 lyric

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!

THANK YOU Arigato

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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