Kimi ga Yo

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Lyrics[edit]

君が代は
千代に八千代に
さざれ石の
いわおとなりて
こけのむすまで

Lyrics in Latin alphabet[edit]

Kimi ga yo wa
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni
Sazare-ishi no
Iwao to narite
Koke no musu made

Translation[edit]

May your reign
Continue for a thousand years, for eternity,
Until pebbles
Grow into boulders
Covered in moss.

Translation by Basil Hall Chamberlain[edit]

Thousands of years of happy reign be thine!
Rule on, my Lord, till what are pebbles now,
By age united, to great rocks shall grow,
Whose venerable sides the moss doth line.