The JR East is operating a series of weekend trips on steam trains through Gunma Prefecture. One of those is the trip riding a train hauled by the C61-20 steam locomotive from Takasaki to Minakami, all within Gunma Prefecture. The JNR Class C61 was notable in being the first in Japan to incorporate automatic stokers.
This is a song for young children in Japan. Words by Kato Shogo, Music by Kainuma Minoru.
Mikan no Hanasakuoka
The mikans on the hill are in full blossom This path on the hill , That's our memorial place for my mother and me. I can see the blue ocean beyond the hill. I can also see some ships vaguely on the sea.
Words by kadota Yutaka,Music by Koga Masao. It was sung by Fujiyama Ichiro in 1936.
Tokyo Rhapsody . Some flowers bloom, and others fall in the night, Under the willows in Ginza, I'm waiting for only you ,only you. I'll go to the tearoom with you after meeting. Funny capital, Passionate capital, Dreamy paradise, Flowery Tokyo.
I confess the sins of my heart. The night is falling; A dark moon hangs in the sky. I can see even in the pillars of the poor dwellings lives the noble, white-clad Virgin. Consolation, and encouragement each other, for Nagasaki. Ah, Nagasaki's bells are ringing.
Japan's Ogasawara island was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee authorized the registration of the group of about 30 islands. Ogasawara is home to many indigenous species.
This is a Japanese childrens' song originally published in the authorized textbook of the Ministry of Education for the third grader in elementary school in1912. It was composes by Owada Aira. Author of the lyrics was unknown.
Kisha Now on the mountainside, Now by the seashore Then the train is reaching to a railroad bridge. And with surprising swiftness, Passing through a tunnel. It comes on a field.
On Thursday, August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was wiped out by an atomic bomb. The Bells of Nagasaki is a 1949 book by Nagai Takashi. He describes his experiences as a survivor of the Atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
The song “Nagasaki no Kane” is based on the same named book by Nagai Takashi. It was written by Sato Ichiro and composed by Koseki Yuji.
Nagasaki no Kane
Even the most perfectly clear blue skies looking up, I remember sadness. It is very painful. Life is like a wave that comes over us, We are flowers of the field,living in vain. Consolation, and encouragement each other, for Nagasaki. Ah, Nagasaki's bells are ringing.
Words by Takeuchi Toshiko, Music by Kawamura Koyo.
Akai boshi,Shiroi boshi
A red cap and a white cap, Two girls wear the caps , The pair looks like good friends. The girls every day pass this road. They shoulder the satchels, While waving their hands. Two friend girls every day pass this road.
Tsuki( Moon) is a famous Japanese children's song, published in the authorized textbook of the Ministry of Education in 1910. The Moon The moon is rising and rising, Round ,round ,round moon, Plate-like full moon is rising.
The Yoro Line is a Japanese private railway line operated by Yoro Railway. The line runs between Kuwana Station in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture and Ibi Station in Ibigawa Town, Gifu Prefecture. The line length is 57.5 km
Words by Shimidzu Katsura, Music by Hirota Ryutaro.
Cheacheapappa-cheapapa, While shaking the baton, The teacher of the Sparrows' School sings " Cheapappa The student of the Sparrows' School in a circle follow their teacher They choruse “cheapappa,” Say the teacher, it’s not enough,“cheapappa,” Once again together, “cheapappa,” Cheacheapappa-cheapapa.
The station originally used an island platform serving two tracks. However, the former southbound portion is only in use now. It has been unattended since July 1, 2003 and so the station building is used as a waiting room only. Minmaya Station manages this station.
With the division and privatization of the Japanese National Railways on April 1, 1987, the Imabetsu Station came under the operational control of JR East. There is a single side platform with one track for bi-directional traffic on the ground.
Furusato is a Japanese children’ song, published in the authorized textbook of the Ministry of Education in 1914. It was written by Takano Tatsuyuki and composed by Okano Teiichi. This song is an eminent famous piece of music being loved by many people
Furusato(MY COUNTRY HOME)
I was chasing wild hares in a mountain. And I was fishing crucian carp in a stream. I still dream these nostalgic memories. That's my unforgettable country home.
Imabetsu Station is a railway station on the JR East Tsugaru Line located in ImabetsuTown, Higashitsugaru District ,Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1958 as a station on the Japanese National Railways.
Twenty-Four Eyes is a 1954 Japanese monochrome film directed by Kinoshita Keisuke. It was based on the novel by Tsuboi Sakae . The film was released on September 15, 1954. Ms. Oishi(played by Takamine Hideko) goes for her post to the small branch school in the cape of Shodoshima as a new female teacher in 1928.
Yuyake koyake is one of the most famous nursery rhymes in Japan. It was written by Nakamura Uko in 1919 and composed by Kusakawa Shin in 1923.
Sun is setting, sky is all red. Then the evening glow weaken, the night is near. The temple bells are ringing, Let's hurry home hand in hand. In the sky the crows fly back to their nests, Let's hurry home together.
Futada Station is a train station on the JR East Oga Line located in Tenno, Katagami City, Akita Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened in 1913 by the Japanese National Railways. It has an island platform with two tracks on the ground. The platform is connected to the station building by an overpass. The station is a kan'i itaku station operated by Katagami City.
Shironishi Station is a train station on the JR Central Iida Line located in Sakuma-cho ,Tenryu District, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. The station was opened on Nov. 11, 1955 as a station on Japan National Railway when the Iida line between Sakuma and Ozore Stations was rerouted. The new route was established to avoid the rising waters of the Sakuma Dam. The station has a single elevated side platform with one track for bi-directional traffic, and a small station building on the ground. The station formerly had a single island platform with three tracks including one derail but was rebuilt to the present layout on Jan.27, 2008. It is an unattended station, being 70.5km from the terminus at Toyohashi Station.