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"The Rain Falling On Jogashima" speaks of the deep melancholy of romantic yearning and romantic separation and is Japanese composer Yanada Tadashi's most noted and loved piece of work. Here, the song is sung by Eilís Dexter.
The Rain Falling On Jogashima
It continues drizzling,
at the rocky shore of Jogashima.
The rain of the Rikyu gray.
Is the rain pearls, or fog of dawn,
or my subdued sobbing.
A ship sails around the tip of a Toriya
Your ship which hoisted its wet sail.
I row a ship.
I pull an oar to a song.
The song is the captain’s spirit.
It continues drizzling.
The sun hides in thin clouds.
The ship sails. The sail dims.