Kawaranai Mono / 変わらないもの : “Unchanging things”
- kawaranai / 変わらない
- “Unchanging”. This is the negative from the verb kawaru / 変わる, “to change”.
- mono / もの
Kawaranai Mono is my favourite out of all Oku Hanako’s songs. It is the insert song for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and it is the first song of hers that you hear in that movie.
Listen carefully. Do you hear that sound at the end of the second verse (just after 2:25)? Yes, that’s a horn (I think)! I hadn’t realized that it was a horn for about 10 months. I’m somewhat partial to horns because of Peter Cetera and Chicago, who is known for using lots of horns.
Oku Hanako has played the trumpet since age 9 for school, and she still plays it.