Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Japan’s “Kimigayo” at a conference

Japan’s “Kimigayo” at a conference

“Kimigayo” 君が代 national anthem of the nation of Japan.

The “Kimigayo” the lyrics were written during Japan’s Heian period (794-1185).  The song served as the national anthem from 1888 to 1945.  In 1999 it was officially recognized as the nation’s national anthem.    

“Kimigayo” the Japanese National Anthem - The Emperor's Reign

 “May the reign of the Emperor
 continue for a thousand, nay, eight thousand generations
 and for the eternity that it takes
 for small pebbles to grow into a great rock
 and become covered with moss.”

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