Japanese who do not imitate

This time I would like to talk about Japan these days. Japan is the earliest in the world to enter an aging society, and there are many elderly people around me. I’m about to join the ranks. (Laughs) Economic growth has stopped, and the last 30 years are said to be the “lost 30 years.” Japan is called a developed country, but looking at the numbers alone, I don’t think that’s the case anymore. Japan loses to China and South Korea in Asia no matter what it does.

Looking at the world of music, Japanese people used to win prizes at music competitions, but now they are mostly Koreans and Chinese.

There are many Japanese who are worried about Japan today, but I’m not really worried about it. (Laughs) The reason is that I think Japanese people are gradually losing their imitation of the Western world. For the past 150 years or so, the Japanese have been trying hard to catch up with and overtake Western society, but there is no need for things to overflow in the Japanese world.

It may be important to win a gold medal at the Olympics or a prize at a music competition, but what is more important for Japanese people now is probably the creation of their own culture that does not imitate Western society.

There are many Japanese politicians and business owners who are still chasing the society created by white people, but not as much as when I was born.

Japan’s economic indicators must be getting worse in the future, but the Japanese are now regaining some of their old identities. I want to think so.

“You’re kidding! Where are the Japanese who don’t imitate white people?”, You might say,

You’re right in front of you first. The Japanese who wrote this sentence. Why don’t you listen to the original Japanese song of Japanese “YUKIO” who doesn’t imitate !? Please listen to the song regardless of race.

If you like the song, why not buy it?

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it.

I also distribute music on other sites.

French kiss is a sweet love taste

When Japanese people say “kiss me”, they say “chu”. Actually, “kiss” and “chu” are the same thing for Japanese people. However, “chu” is a kiss with a light greeting, and a rich kiss is not called “chu”.

In addition, Japanese people sometimes call the onomatopoeic word for noodles “churu churu”. (Laughs) You shouldn’t make noise when you eat pasta, but Japanese people love to make noise when they eat noodles. “Chur Churu” and Japanese people eat pasta. (smile)

Both “chu” and “churu” are human instincts with the movement of the lips. One of my original songs is “Chu! Chu! Chu!”, Which rhymes with these two onomatopoeia. It’s a comical song with women kissing and sipping ramen, but it’s a very pure love song.

I was wondering how to translate this song title “Chu! Chu! Chu!” To you other than Japanese. Even if you sing “Chu! Chu! Chu!”, You probably don’t know the onomatopoeic word “chu”, and you shouldn’t make a noise when you eat noodles.

I don’t know, so when I searched for it, I thought that the onomatopoeic word “mwah! Mwah! Mwah!” Was the closest, so I decided, but when I thought about it carefully, I made a sound like “mwah! Mwah! Mwah!” , You won’t eat pasta and you’re not rhyming at all.

Yes, this song is untranslatable. (Laughs) When I try to translate it, I’m completely out of the essential charm of this song.

Then, when I searched and found a translation of this song, I realized that most Japanese people mistakenly think of “chu” as a light kiss “French kiss”. “French kiss” seems to be a French deep kiss who is passionate about love. Isn’t “French kiss” a sweet love taste? ?? Apparently it’s a bold and rich adult taste.

Kiss has many flavors. It might be a good idea to listen to this song “mwah! Mwah! Mwah!” (Chu! Chu! Chu!) And remember the taste of your kiss. Or would you like to try it with me?

It is likely to have a strange taste. (smile)

mwah!mwah!mwah!

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it.

I also distribute music on other sites.

Japanese song

hello. I’m YUKIO singing an original Japanese song. Have you ever listened to Japanese songs? Maybe you’ve only listened to English songs. So this time, I would like to introduce a Japanese song that you do not know.

Originally, there was no theory of Western music in Japan, and it seems that there was no concept of a song. A long time ago, at festivals, there was “Noh” in the performing arts performed at temples and shrines. “Noh” is still performed, but the songs sung there are completely different from Western music. The rhythmic feeling of the drum called “tsuzumi” is unique to Japan.

Apart from “Noh”, there is a folk song called “Minyo” that has been handed down in the local areas of Japan. It’s a folk song, but it’s completely different from Western folk songs, and it doesn’t exist in major or minor.

Today’s popular songs around the world are mainly equal temperament songs with fixed keys, but I think that the Japanese people’s original sense of songs is probably different from these.

Therefore, the genre of the song “Enka” was born in the modern era by matching this “Minyo” with Western music. “Enka” has a scale and is basically based on Western music.

Until about 50 years ago, Japanese people loved this “Enka”, but recently it has not been able to go against the trend of Western music, and it has been further improved, “Kayokyoku” and recently “J-POP”. So-called Western pop music is being sung actively.

For “J-POP” etc., only the lyrics are in Japanese, and I feel that it is almost the same as Western music, but if you listen carefully, the chord progression will change drastically, and there are many delicate ones. To do. Perhaps there is something unique to Japan that foreigners do not understand.

Speaking of my original song, it is a unique song that is completely different from the mainstream Japanese music. To be more specific, it may be a Japanese song based on old black music, but I don’t think there is such a song in blues or jazz. I can’t explain it well. (smile)

All I can say is that I honestly express what comes to my mind. I think that the “Noh” and “Minyo” introduced above are also unknowingly influenced.

Why don’t you listen to my song like this? Are you tired of listening to only English songs? There is a lot of music all over the world. Don’t limit yourself to listening to it in your head!

You may hear “something” like Miles Davis. I’ve redesigned the page so that you can listen to my songs. If you listen to the song and like it, you can download it.

You and I are in different languages, but I hope you download it. And my dream is to be able to talk to you.

sweltering night

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it.

I also distribute music on other sites.

How to listen to YUKIO’s original song “Egg”

Well, this time I will explain my original song for the first time in a while. This is the first song “Egg” in “YUKIO”, a guitar-playing narration. Again, it’s a story of food. (Laughs) I shouldn’t have been so messed up, but … (laughs).

This song was composed when I was a teenager and is the oldest song in my original song. It may sound simple, but it’s surprisingly difficult. I was worried for many years because I didn’t understand the interlude part.

The content of the lyrics is, roughly speaking, the beginning song. My musical life began with this song. The shell of the egg broke and the contents overflowed.

Well, here is the story of this time. How do you eat the contents of this egg? bake? Boil? I think there are many ways to cook around the world. I’m Japanese, and in fact, there was a Japanese way of eating eggs. Don’t be surprised.

Eggs are eaten raw without being cooked. The Japanese love raw eggs. Wow!

You break an egg, sprinkle it with soy sauce that Japanese people love, mix it with chopsticks, and sprinkle it on rice to eat. Wow!

This simple way of eating is the eating habit that Japanese people have continued for a long time. (Laughs) Especially as the season gets hotter, I want to eat soy sauce rice with raw eggs. Wow!

Why don’t you eat raw egg rice while listening to my original song “egg”? The bones of your chin may come off because of the deliciousness. (Laughs) However, one thing to note. Eating raw eggs will hurt your stomach and cause diarrhea.

In such a case, please be patient until the end of my song before going to the toilet. That’s it. Wow!

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it.

I also distribute music on other sites.

fish song

There is a French phrase “ça va”. When pronounced “ça va,” it seems to mean “I’m fine. but when pronounced “ça va,” it probably reminds Japanese people of the fish “saba” (mackerel). For Japanese people, mackerel is a fish that they eat all year round. I also eat a lot of mackerel. LOL!

Grilled mackerel with soy sauce, served with rice and miso soup, is the best way to enjoy it. It is not the way to eat mackerel mixed with olive oil, etc. LOL!

As you know, Japanese people love fish and will eat anything fish. Because of this, they are very picky about the taste of fish. You wouldn’t know the difference between mackerel and horse mackerel. Akinata fish has a longer body than mackerel and horse mackerel. You probably don’t know that. The bonito caught in spring is called “Haru-katsuo” and the bonito caught in fall is called “Modori-katsuo”. Eating fish is also a way for Japanese people to feel the seasons.

However, the price of fish has been gradually rising in Japan, and eating fish is now more expensive than eating meat. However, the other day I saw a report on TV that a grilled fish set meal at a Japanese restaurant in New York costs 5,000 yen ($40) due to the recent inflation.

How is it possible that a grilled fish set meal costs 5,000 yen ($40)? I thought I would rather eat a high-class French meal. I am sure that not only I but every Japanese would like to see a New Yorker’s face eating a $40 yaki-fish set meal.

The Japanese are fussy about fish. LOL As one would expect from the birthplace of sushi. LOL But actually, I am an eater and can’t cook fish. I can’t cook fish, but I can sing Japanese songs that don’t sell.

Would you like to listen to my original song as background music while eating grilled fish set menus? I’m sure it’ll whet your appetite. Of course, I’ll keep it cheap, not priced like a restaurant in New York!

Just make sure you eat it with soy sauce. LOL!

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it.

I also distribute music on other sites.