"Akai Kutsu" (Red Shoes) is a kids song about a girl who is adopted by foreigners and taken to the U.S.

 赤い 靴 (Akai Kutsu) - Japanese Children's Songs - Japan - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Written in the early 20th century by Japanese Poet, Ujoo Noguchi, music by Nagayo Motoori.

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Pronunciation:

1. Akai kutsu haiteta on'na no ko
Ijinsan ni tsurerarete icchatta

2. Yokohama no hatoba kara fune ni notte
Ijinsan ni tsurerarete icchatta

3. Ima dewa aoi me ni nacchatte
Ijinsan no okuni ni irun'daroo

4. Akai kutsu miru tabi kangaeru
Ijinsan ni au tabi kangaeru

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Image from Wikipedia.

Translation by Mama Lisa.

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