KandaGawa – Kaguyahime (1973)




Original Title : 神田川 (kanda river) | Genre : Japanese Folk Music

Performer : , | Compositor : Kōsetsu Minami

Lyrics (Makoto Kitajō)
anata ha mou wasureta kashira
akai tenugui mafura ni shite
futari de itta yokochou no furoya
isshoni deyo unette itsutta no ni
itsumo watashi ga matasareta
arai kami ga shinmadehiete
chiisa na sekken katakata natta
anata ha watashi no karada wo daite
tsumetai nette itta no yo

wakakatta ano goro nani mo kowaku nakatta
tada anata no yasashisa ga kowakatta
-

anata ha mo sutetanokashira
24 yoi no kurepasukatte
anata ga kaita ta watashi no nigaoe
umaku kaitteitta no ni
itsumo chitto mo nitenai no av
mado no shita ni ha kandagawa
sanjo hitoma no chiisa na geshuku
anata ha watashi no yubisaki mitsu me
kanashi ikaitte kiita no yo

wakakatta ano goro nanimo kowakunakatta
tada anata no yasashisaga kowaka tta
-
You have forgotten already
Wrapping the red handkerchief like a scarf
Two of us walking into the alley of the bathhouse
We said we would come out together
Yet the one who waits was always me
The hair that was washed was chilling
The small piece of frozen soap and I were sneezing
You held me tightly
Said, "It's very cold"

At that time we were so young 
There was nothing to be afraid of
Only I was wary of your tenderness

Perhaps you have already thrown away
The 24 color pencils that I bought for you
The portrait that you drew of me
I always said to you that you drew well
But actually it never was 
Under the window is Kandagawa
In this small house (as small as three tatami mats)
You held your stare at my fingertips
You asked me, "Are you sad?"

At that time we were so young
There was nothing to be afraid of
Only I was wary of your tenderness


From the same artist :
Imoto - Kaguyahime (1974)
Aka chouchin - Kaguyahime (1970)