Chiisana Kagayaki -a song for Borneo- / 小さな輝き-a song for Borneo-

Chiisana Kagayaki / 小さな輝き : “small ray”

chiisana / 小さな
“small”, “tiny”
Kagayaki / 輝き
“ray” (of light)

I’m not quite sure what this song is about because I couldn’t find a proper translation and the machine translation is hardly worth looking at, but I couldn’t not do something for the situation in the Philippines here. If you take the ray of light of the title to be symbolic as a ray of hope, then I shall dedicate this post to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

I find Chiisana Kagayaki one of Oku Hanako’s most relaxing songs, if not the most.

This song appeared as a previously unreleased song on the third disc of Oku Hanako’s compilation album, “Oku Hanako BEST -My Letters-“. If I understand it correctly, this third disc was only available in special limited editions or in the Hanako Box.

Update: According to the Japanese Wikipedia article, this song was inspired by a visit to Borneo in 2011.


小さな輝き -A Song For Borneo- (Chiisana Kagayaki -A Song For Borneo-) – Hanako Oku [zing.vn]

Lyrics

Roumaji

Boku wa ima kono michi wo arukihajimete iru
Mada shiranai ashita he no tobira wo aite miru

Donna fuu ni waratteru no? donna sora ga mieru no?
Mou ichido yume wo egaite yuku

Itsuka deaeru yorokobu he to hashiritsuzuketeru kimi no sugata ga
Donna chiisa na kagayaki demo massugu ni michi wo terashitsuzuketeru kara

Me wo tojite miwataseba kirei na mori no you de
Me wo akete miwataseba kareteru mori no you de

Donna mono wo kizutsuketa no? nani wo te ni shite kita no?
Hontou no yume wo egaite yuku

Tomo ni ikiteku yorokobi he to kaeteku chikara wo mitsukeraretara
Donna chiisa na kagayaki demo torimodoseru hi wo shinjitsuzuketeru kara

Itsuka deaeru yorokobu he to hashiritsuzuketeru kimi no sugata ga
Donna chiisa na kagayaki demo massugu ni michi wo terashitsuzuketeru kara

From JpopAsia

Japanese

僕は今 この道を 歩き始めている
まだ知らない明日への扉を開いてみる

どんな風に笑ってるの? どんな空が見えるの?
もう一度 夢を描いてゆく

いつか出会える喜びへと 走り続けてる君の姿が
どんな小さな輝きでも 真っ直ぐに道を照らし続けてるから

目を閉じて見渡せば 綺麗な森のようで
目を開けて見渡せば 枯れてる森のようで

どんなものを傷つけたの? 何を手にしてきたの?
本当の夢を描いてゆく

共に生きてく喜びへと 変えてく力を見つけられたら
どんな小さな輝きでも 取り戻せる日を 信じ続けてるから

いつか出会える喜びへと 走り続けてる君の姿が
どんな小さな輝きでも 真っ直ぐに道を照らし続けてるから

From mojim.com

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