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Shura no Hana - Kaji Meiko

Shindeita asa ni tomorai no yuki ga furu


Hagure inu no touboe geta no otokishimu
Iin na naomosa mitsumete aruku
Yami o dakishimeru janomeno kasa hitotsu
Inochi no michi o yuku onna namida wa tooni
sutemashita
On a dead morning, a burial of snow falls.
The howling of a stray dog and the sound of geta
(wooden clogs) break the silence.
I walk with the weight of the heavens on my mind.
Embracing the darkness of the night, with a
patterned (wooden) umbrella in hand,
Treading the path of a woman's life, tears
falling to the ground throughout the journey.

Furimuita kawa ni toozakaru tabinohima


Itteta tsuru wa ugokasu naita ame to kaze
Kieta mizu mo ni hotsure ga miutsushi
Namida sae misenai janomeno kasa hitotsu
Urami no michi wo yuku onna kokoro wa tooni
sutemashita
Following the twisting river, the path leads me
far by the lamplight.
The frozen cranes cannot move, weeping rain and
wind.
The ice of the frozen pond reflects the
silhouette of a woman's hair.
If only I could not show my tears, with a
patterned (wooden) umbrella in hand.
Treading the bitter path of a woman, her heart
falling to the ground throughout the journey.

Giri mo nasake mo namida mo yume no


Kinou mo ashita mo henno nai kotoba
Urami no kawa ni mi o yudanete
Onna wa tooni sutemashita
Honor, compassion, tears, and dreams,
yesterday, today.. all without the hope of words.
I commit my body to the river of bitterness.
A woman falling to the ground throughout the
journey.