It has been sung by citizens since it was performed on July 1, 1909 (Meiji 42) at the 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of Yokohama Port. The lyrics are written by Taro Mori (Mori Ogai), and the composition is composed by Yoshie Minami, an assistant professor at Tokyo Music School (now Tokyo University of the Arts). Even now, municipal elementary schools are taught singing along with school songs. It is performed and sung at events such as the opening anniversary (June 2), graduation ceremony, and city tournament.
※Person who wants to know Yokohama-shi song in detail, please see "Yokohama-shi song to read and know" site of Municipal Central Library Song. Books and music scores that allow you to know the history and spread of city songs are introduced.
The lyrics of Yokohama City Song
The book of my day is island country.
Asahi Kagayokai (Asahikagayoumi)
If you have a series of islands near the island (if you have a hard soba)
You can go by boat from all countries.
If so, there will be a lot of ports.
Arameya in Yokohama (Arameya in this Yokohama)
Once upon a time, the smoke of Tomaya (the old days of Tomaya no Emuri)
A place where you can stand and stand (a place where you can set up)
Now, the boat and the boat are Senshu (Now, the fun is the same)
I'll see where to stay.
Enthusiast and go to the end of the year.
Ports with decorating treasures (Kazarutakaramori Kurumina)
Listen to Yokohama City Song
You can listen to Yokohama songs.
Yokohama-shi song (sing) (music file (MP3): 1,494KB)
Yokohama-shi song (wind band) (music file (MP3: 1,708KB)
About music score of Yokohama city song
◆Types of music
Those who need the above scores are handed over to the Citizens Information Center (Yokohama City Hall 3F) and the Board of Education Lifelong Learning Cultural Properties Division.
If you would like to send it by mail, please specify the number (1 to 3) and the type of music, enclose a standard envelope for reply with an 84 yen stamp, and send it to the Lifelong Learning Cultural Properties Division. (If there is no description of the type of music, we will send all 1-3.)
※Be sure to write your requester's "Address City and Name on the reply envelope.
※The score will be printed on both sides and one copy will be sent for each score.
〒231-0005 6-50-10, Honcho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi
City of Yokohama, Board of Education Secretariat Secretariat Lifelong Learning Cultural Properties Division "Yokohama City Song Music
City of Yokohama, Board of Education Secretariat Secretariat Lifelong Learning Cultural
Telephone: 671-3282 FAX: 224-5863
About loan of Yokohama-shi song CD
We rent CD of Yokohama-shi song in citizen information center (Yokohama-shi Government building the third floor) and Board of Education Lifelong Learning Cultural Properties Division.
In City Library rents the music along with the piano accompaniment. When using, please offer "I want to borrow a score with a CD of the city song".
Frequently Asked Questions
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