Games children sing, Japan: 21 children's songs and rhymes ; with English and Japanese texts and explanatory notes
These songs are favorites of Japanese children. They are songs children sang when the author visited schools from Sapporo to Tokyo to Kyoto to Nagasaki. The purpose of this book is to share these wonderful songs and to enable teachers, parents and caregivers help children bridge the cultures. Great care has been given to ensure the authenticity of the songs. The melodies are unchanged from the original melodies. The English texts were developed on site to ensure that the translations mean the same as the original texts. Supplementary notes describe their cultural settings.
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JAPANESE RHYMES FOR CHILDREN
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arch Beat Bon Festival Buddhist cakes century cha-ra chant chatsubo chiki chiki Kon child children's songs Clap own hands Demon Island drum English favorite fingers spread fist gagaku GAME Children getas Gloria grasshopper HIDE AND SEEK Hokkaido Izu Islands Jang Keng Japan Japanese arts Japanese children Japanese music ji is call Kakurenbo Kappa Kiester Japanese KOKKO Kon chiki chin Kon kon chiki Kyoto Kyushu learned this song left hand MAPLES IN SCARLET melodies Mika Kimula MIKAN NO HANA Min'yo Momotaro Nagasaki Nagatacho ORANGE BLOSSOMS Partners face PEACH BOY pies in scar pitch play pon no pon priests PUMPKIN FLOWERS rhyme right hand claps rock-scissors-paper sang Sapporo SCARLET SPLENDOR scissors shakuhachi shi shi shi Shikoku SHO-JO-JI shogunate shrine sing splen STEW POT structure tanuki TEA JAR Tokyo TOSS A STONE touch partner's tsu tsu tsu Ujo Noguchi Western words ya-sa