Tanabata Renka – Nobira

So I found a new Iroha song that I really like~

Translating the lyrics makes me realize it’s a sad song ;-;

But, still pretty.

As for those of you waiting for a new chapter, I ask for your patience. >_<

Watch original Nico version here: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm24494193

七夕恋歌

Tanabata Renka

Tanabata Love Song

 

★Lyricist:Hoshino Shinichiro 星野慎一郎 http://piapro.jp/TrueShootingStar

★Lyricist/Composer/Arrangement:Nobira のびら (mylist/15548487) @shumusix

★Mastering:Matcha 抹茶(mylist/23383713)

★Illustration:Wami わみ。 (mylist/45701246)

★Video:Chocolaté-P チョコラテP(mylist/25114615)

**I just guessed on the names, actually. So if I got them wrong, then my bad.


 

短冊が彩る 街は鮮やかに
Tanzaku ga irodoru Machi wa azayaka ni
Adorning the tanzaku The town is vivid and brilliant

笑い声響く 夏祭り
Waraigoe hibiku Natsu matsuri
Laughter resonates The summer festival

優しい風が流れる
Yasashii kaze ga nagareru
A gentle wind blows past

去年の今頃は 二人で結んだ
Kyonen no imagoro wa Futari de musunda
Last year, around this time We were linked

願い事 今はひとりきり
Negaigoto Ima wa hitorikiri
A wish Now I’m alone

もう君はいないよ
Mou kimi wa inai yo
You’re not here anymore

 

君と過ごした夜 まだ忘れられず
Kimi to sugoshita yoru Mada wasurerarezu
The nights I passed with you I still can’t forget them

咲いて消える花火に 想い重ね
Saite kieru hanabi ni Omoi kasane
Because of the fireworks that bloom and fade My feelings pile up

見上げた夜空には 天の川流れ
Miageta yozora ni wa Ama no kawa nagare
In the night sky I look up at Heaven’s River (the milky way) flows

ただ願うことは 君に会いたい
Tada negau koto wa Kimi ni aitai
The only thing I wish for Is to meet you

 

喧騒を背にして 歩く 帰り道
Kensou wo se ni shite Aruku Kaerimichi
Turning my back on the hustle and bustle I walk The way back home

 

下駄の鳴る音に 少しだけ
Geta no naru oto ni Sukoshi dake
The noise of my geta Only sounds a little

胸を締め付けられ
Mune wo shimetsukerare
It puts a pressure on my chest

 

君と過ごした日々 まだ忘れられず
Kimi to sugoshita hibi Mada wasurerarezu
The days I passed with you I still can’t forget them

あの川に流るる 短冊のように
Ano kawa ni nagaruru Tanzaku no youni
The river flows Like a tanzaku

心はさまよって 君を探してる
Kokoro wa samayotte Kimi wo sagashiteru
My heart loiters Searching for you

儚く揺れて 泣いた風鈴よ
Hakanaku yurete Naita fuurin yo
It momentarily sways The crying of the wind chime

一人の夜は今も 慣れることもなくて
Hitori no yo wa ima mo Nareru koto mo nakute
I’m still not used to the nights alone

君を呼ぶ声 静寂に消え
Kimi wo yobu koe Seijaku ni kie
The voice calling out to you disappears into the silence

会いたいと願って 会えないこと悟って
Aitai to negatte Aenai koto shitte
Wishing to meet, knowing I can’t

まだ涙流れてく
Mada namida nagareteku
My tears still flow

 

君と過ごした夜 まだ忘れられず
Kimi to sugoshita yoru Mada wasurerarezu
The nights I passed with you I still can’t forget them

咲いて消える花火に 想い重ね
Saite kieru hanabi ni Omoi kasane
Because of the fireworks that bloom and fade My feelings pile up

見上げた夜空には 天の川流れ
Miageta yozora ni wa Ama no kawa nagare
In the night sky I look up at Heaven’s River (the milky way) flows

ただ願うことは 君に会いたい
Tada negau koto wa Kimi ni aitai
The only thing I wish for Is to meet you

君と過ごした日々 まだ忘れられず
Kimi to sugoshita hibi Mada wasurerarezu
The days I passed with you I still can’t forget them

あの川に流るる 短冊のように
Ano kawa ni nagaruru Tanzaku no youni
The river flows Like a tanzaku

心はさまよって 君を探してる
Kokoro wa samayotte Kimi wo sagashiteru
My heart loiters Searching for you

儚く揺れて 泣いた風鈴よ
Hakanaku yurete Naita fuurin yo
It momentarily sways The crying of the wind chime


 

I probably could’ve translated some parts better, but for the most part, it’s translated literally. Also, I pretty much ripped the lyrics from the video (well, identified the kanji and typed it out) so if there are mistakes, I apologize.

Here is a Vocabulary Lesson~

  • Tanabata Festival – Tanabata (七夕?, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festivaloriginating from the Chinese Qixi Festival.[1] It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of thelunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on July 7 of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held at various days between July and August. (Taken from Wiki)
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  • Tanzaku -In present-day Japan, people generally celebrate this day by writing wishes, sometimes in the form of poetry, on tanzaku (短冊 tanzaku?), small pieces of paper, and hanging them on bamboo, sometimes with other decorations (see also Wish Tree). The bamboo and decorations are often set afloat on a river or burned after the festival, around midnight or on the next day.[9] This resembles the custom of floating paper ships and candles on rivers during Obon. Many areas in Japan have their own Tanabata customs, which are mostly related to local Obon traditions. (Taken from Wiki)
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  • Geta – Geta (下駄?) are a form of traditional Chinese-Japanese footwear that resemble both clogs and flip-flops. Geta were invented by the Chinese and then introduced to Japan from China. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground. They are worn with traditional Chinese and Japanese clothing such as kimono or yukata, but (in China and Japan) also with Western clothing during the summer months. Sometimes geta are worn in rain or snow to keep the feet dry, due to their extra height and impermeability compared to other footwear such as zōri. They make a similar noise to flip-flops slapping against the heel while walking.  (Taken from wiki)
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Also, for the line “会いたいと願って 会えないこと悟って”

The latter line’s kanji is actually “悟って satotte” instead of “知って shitte” but in the video Iroha says shitte so I left it as is. Unless you can read satotte as shitte, then it might be a typo. They practically mean the same thing though.

As for the “crying of the wind chime,” it literally says “cry.” Try thinking of it as the wind chime ringing out though?

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