Hana wa Saku

The version below on You Tube is the Japanese as phonetics if you should wish to learn the words in Japanese!

About the song “Hana wa Saku” (Flowers Will Bloom)

NHK produced the song “Hana wa Saku” (Flowers Will Bloom) to build public support for the 3.11 disaster recovery efforts. It is also the theme song of the TOMORROW series of TV documentaries produced by NHK’s Great East Japan Earthquake Project. The song’s composer, lyricist, and singers of the original Japanese recording all have strong ties to the region affected by the disaster.

I love the line at the end of the author’s comments

After 100 years have passed and no one remembers anymore how or why this song was written, I hope it continues to be sung, authors unknown.

As this is for charity you should of course go and get a copy of this from, for example, iTunes

Here is a link to the lyrics in Japanese and English

花は咲 | Hana wa saku | A Flower Will Bloom

I smell the pure white snow trails in the spring wind
I nostalgically remember
That town

There was a dream I wanted to come true
The self I wanted to change was also there
Now I just nostalgically remember
That person

I can hear someone’s song
It’s cheering someone up
Someone’s smile can be seen
On the other side of sadness

A flower, a flower will bloom
For you, who will someday be born
A flower, a flower will bloom
I might have left something behind

6 more verses on the lyrics site

Some relatively recent news (August 21st) IL DIVO have recorded the song and it will be released some time in October.

Update: Here is the Il Divo version

You can find the Il Divo lyrics here but as sites have a tendancy to vanish I have reproduce these below.


I am most grateful to the abraveheart1 blog for introducing me to this song.

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