Spring Has Come - Japanese Children's Songs - Japan - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Transliteration - (Rōmanji)
Haru Ga Kita (Spring Has Come)


Haru ga kita
Haru ga kita
Doko ni kita?
Yama ni kita
Sato ni kita
No ni mo kita

Hana ga saku
Hana ga saku
Doko ni saku?
Yama ni saku
Sato ni saku
No ni mo saku

Tori ga naku
Tori ga naku
Doko de naku?
Yama de naku
Sato de naku
No de mo naku

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春が来た

春が来た 春が来た どこに来た
山に来た 里に来た 野にも来た

花が咲く 花が咲く どこに咲く
山に咲く 里に咲く 野にも咲く

鳥がなく 鳥がなく どこでなく
山でなく 里でなく 野でもなく

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the Japan Information and Culture Center, a part of the Embassy of Japan, for contributing "Spring has come", the Japanese lyrics, the English translation, the illustration and the sheet music. Thanks also to Petter Mæhlum for the transliteration and to Theodore C. Chen and Ayako Egawa for corrections.

The 1st image is a woodcut by F. Morley Fletcher from Wood-Block Printing by the Japanese Method (circa 1916).

Arigato gozaimasu!

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