A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [ICHI GATSU TUITACHI] “1st of January” New Year’s Song

Today’s children’s song is called  Osamu Kosamu

We welcomed 2023. It has been almost two weeks gone since then. New year is very important for Japanese. We celebrate just like people celebrating Christmas. Today I introduce a song called [1st of Jan] for new year.

Ok now let’s listen the song with few friends because after you then your friend will follow singing.


1.Toshi no hajime no tameshi tote
Owari nakiyo no medetasa o
Matsutake tatete kado goto ni
Iwaa u kyou koso tanoshi kere
a regular event at the beginning of the year, happiness of the endless world
display katomatu at a gate/entrance
it is really enjoyable to celebrate for new year with everyone
2. Hatsu hi no hikari sashiidete
Yomo ni kagayaku kasa no sora
kimigami kake ni tague tsutsu
Aogi mirukoto toto tore
the light of new year’s sunrise
the new year’s sky that shines at four-sided
Likened to the appearance of His Majesty the Emperor
looking up is a noble thing

Now let’s sing!

Hope you will enjoy this song with your children 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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2 Responses to A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 [ICHI GATSU TUITACHI] “1st of January” New Year’s Song

  1. Fun song. Happy New Year!

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