A Well-known Japanese Song called “Moonlight on the Ruined Castle” or “Kojo no Tsuki”

John Caughman sent me an mp3 of him singing the first verse of Moonlight on the Ruined Castle. First you’ll hear it in Japanese and then in English. Here’s the mp3 with a Japanese transliteration (so you can read or sing along), the English translation and the Japanese text…

MP3 of Moonlight on the Ruined Castle – Kojo no Tsuki

Kojo no Tsuki

Haru koro no hana no en
Meguru sakazuki kage sashite
Chiyo no matsu ga e wake ideshi
Mukashi no hikari Ima izu ko

Moonlight on the Ruined Castle

Cherry blossoms gracefully bloom o’er the fields that lie,
High up is the castle wall, where have warriors gone?
Where is the moonlight that brightly shone up high,
Shone upon the warriors who drained the glasses dry?

Japanese Text of Kojo no Tsuki
Japanese Text of Kojo no Tsuki

Many thanks to John Caughman for singing this song for us!

-Lisa

Here you’ll find the complete lyrics to Moonlight on the Ruined Castle in Japanese text and with an English translation. I’ll post the full Japanese transliteration of Kojo no Tsuki in the comments below.

Come visit the Mama Lisa’s World Japan Page for more Japanese Songs.

You can also visit John Caughman’s site called Daygig Music to hear more of his songs!

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One Response to “A Well-known Japanese Song called “Moonlight on the Ruined Castle” or “Kojo no Tsuki””

  1. Lisa Says:

    Here’s the Romanized version of Kojo no Tsuki

    Kojo no Tsuki

    Haru koro no hana no en
    Meguru sakazuki kage sashite
    Chiyo no matsu ga e wake ideshi
    Mukashi no hikari Ima izu ko

    Aki jinei no schimo no iro
    Nakiyuku kari no kazu misete
    Uurutsurugi ni terisoishi
    Mukashi no hikari ima izu ko

    Ima kojo no yowa no tsuki
    Kawaranu hikari ta ga tame zo
    Kaki ni nokoru wa tada kazura
    Matsu ni uto wa tada arashi

    Tenjo kage wa kawaranedo
    Eiko wa utsuru yo no sugata
    Utsusan toteka ima mo nao
    Ah! Kojo no yowa no tsuki

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