Usagi oishi kano yama
Kobuna tsurishi kano kawa
Yume wa ima mo megurite
Wasure gatashi furusato
Ikani imasu chichi haha
Ame ni kaze ni tsuketemo
Omoi izuru furusato
Kokorozashi wo hatashite
Itsu no hinika kaeran
Yama wa aoki furusato
Mizu wa kiyoki furusato
That mountain chasing the rabbit
That river that caught a small crucian
Dream is still around my heart
I can’t forget my homeland
Dad, mom, what are you doing?
Are my friends safe?
Whether it rains or the wind blows,
It reminds me of my homeland
If I fulfill my will,
I want to go homeland someday.
Mountain is full of green, homeland
Water is clean, homeland
“Furusato” is the most well-known and loved song in Japan.
Dreaming of success, leaving the countryside of his homeland,
singing about a young man who works hard in the city.
The melody and poetry are even said to shake the hearts of those who do not understand Japanese.
Because of poetry written in ancient languages,
it is a little different from modern Japanese.
For example, “oishi” does not mean delicious, but means you have followed.
it has been selected as one of “100 Best Japanese Songs”.