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The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« on: July 21, 2022, 08:05:39 PM »

Paperback cover of the First Edition of the DFD Songbook, celebrating the 2600th anniversary of the Empire's traditional founding, c. January 1, 1940

The "DFD Songbook" (Daitō fukkatsu dōmei, Daitō fukkatsu dōmei kashū) is a decennially-issued book by the ruling DFD party in Daitō. Featuring patriotic music, it is updated on the 1st of January at the start of each decade on the Imperial Calendar. Primarily for use in schools and as reference material, although older issues of the work have become something of a collector's piece. The book contains the national anthem, multiple military marches, patriotic songs, and songs relating to the party itself, though later editions also include some folk songs as a means of preserving them for future generations.

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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2022, 08:28:57 PM »
"Kimigayo"
"His Imperial Majesty's Reign"
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Onishi
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English
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
Kimigayo wa
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni
Sazare-ishi no
Iwao to narite
Koke no musu made
Thousands of years of happy reign be thine;
Rule on, my lord, until what are pebbles now
By ages united to mighty rocks shall grow
Whose venerable sides the moss doth line.

"His Imperial Majesty's Reign", known better by its name in Daitōjin Onishi as "Kimigayo", is the national anthem of the Empire of Daitō. The lyrics to the song are likely the oldest among the world's national anthems, and with a length of just 32 characters when written in kanji, they are also among the shortest. Derived from a waka poem written by an unnamed author in the Heijō period (794 - 1042), the song's current melody dates to 1877, replacing an unpopular melody composed by a Tytorian author in the 1860s. While the name "Kimigayo" is usually transcribed as "His Imperial Majesty's Reign", no official translation of the title or lyrics has been established in law.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2022, 08:57:09 PM »
"Warera"
"We"
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English

われらの国に
われらは生きて
われらは創る
われらの自由
月日の流れをいつも見つめて
今日より明日へ
道を拓こう!

(合唱)
一人の幸福,
皆の幸福!
 

われらの愛するわれらの子らへ
われらは遺す
われらの心,
すぐれた昔の文化を伝え,
この日の息吹深く刻もう!

(合唱)
一人の幸福,
皆の幸福!
 

われらの山も
われらの海も,
われらの宝,
われらのいのち,
明るく輝く
地球の上で,
世界の平和きっと守ろう!

(合唱)
一人の幸福,
皆の幸福!
皆の幸福!
I.
Ware-ra no kuni ni
ware-ra wa ikite
ware-ra wa tsukuru
ware-ra no jiyū
tsukihi no nagare o itsumo mitsumete
kyō yori ashita e
michi o hirakou!

(Gasshō)
Hitori no kōfuku,
mina no kōfuku!

II.
Ware-ra no aisuru ware-ra no ko-ra e
ware-ra wa nokosu
ware-ra no kokoro,
sugureta mukashi no bunka o tsutae,
kono Ni~Tsu no ibuki fukaku kizamou!

(Gasshō)
Hitori no kōfuku,
mina no kōfuku!

III.
Ware-ra no yama mo
ware-ra no umi mo,
ware-ra no takara,
ware-ra no inochi,
akaruku kagayaku
chikyū no ue de,
sekai no heiwa kitto mamorou!

(Gasshō)
Hitori no kōfuku,
mina no kōfuku!
Mina no kōfuku!
1.
In our country we live and we create our freedom
Let's always watch the flow of time and pave the way from today to tomorrow!

(Chorus)
Happiness for one, happiness for everyone!

2.
To our dear children, we leave our hearts,
Let's convey the excellent culture of the past and engrave it deeply into the spirit of this day!

(Chorus)
Happiness for one, happiness for everyone!

3.
Our mountains and our seas are our treasures,
Our lives, on the brightly shining earth, let's protect the peace of the world!

(Chorus)
Happiness for one, happiness for everyone!
Happiness for everyone!

"Warera", or "We", is the anthem of the Daitō fukkatsu dōmei party in Daitō. Adopted in 1978, it speaks of a desire to work for the future of the state and to preserve the culture of the Onishi in an era where it is yet again under siege, while aiming for peace among nations.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2022, 05:08:10 AM »
"Tonyare-bushi"
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Onishi
Lyrics
Onishi (Ardianji)
Lyrics
English

宮さん宮さんお馬の前に
ヒラヒラするのは何じゃいな
あれは朝敵征伐せよとの
錦の御旗じや知らないか
トコトンヤレ トンヤレナ


一天萬乗の帝王に帝王に
帝 に 手向かい する やつ お
覗ひ外さず、どんどん撃ち出す
どんどん撃ち出す鬼敦土
トコトンヤレ トンヤレナ


音に聞えし關東武士
どつちへ逃げたと問ふたれば
城も氣慨も捨てて吾妻へ
捨てて吾妻へ逃げたげな
トコトンヤレ トンヤレナ


雨の降るよな砲の玉の
鐵砲の玉の來る中に
命惜まず避するのも
皆お主の為め故ぢや
トコトンヤレ トンヤレナ
I.
Miya-san miya-san o uma no mae ni
Hirahira suru no wa nani jai na
Are wa chōteki seibatsuseyo to no
Nishiki no go hata ja shiranai ka
Tokoton'yare ton'yarena!
 
II.
Itten man jō no Mikado ni temukai
Mikado ni temukai suru yatsu o
Nerai hazusazu Dondon uchidasu
Dondon uchidasu kijōdo
Tokoton'yare ton'yarena
 
III.
Oto ni kikoe shi Kantō samurai
Dotchi e nigeta to tou tareba
Shiro mo kigai mo Sutete azuma
Sutete azuma e nigetage na
Tokoton'yare ton'yarena

IV.
Ame no furu yo na Senhō no tama
no Senhō no tama no kuru naka ni
Inochi ōshi Mazu sakigake suru no mo
Mina o shū no Tama yue jya
Tokoton'yare ton'yarena!
1.
My Prince, My Prince, what is fluttering
in front of your horse?
That's the Emperor's banner ordering
to subjugate his enemies, don't you know?
Do it thoroughly, do it all!

2.
There are those who rebel against the Emperor,
the Emperor who governs the world.
Without missing a shot,
Kihoku, Jōshū and Tottori armies fire.
Do it thoroughly, do it all!

3.
The army asked where the Kantō samurai,
who were said to be strong, ran away.
The answer was that they abandoned the castle-
they abandoned the castle and ran to the east.
Do it thoroughly, do it all!

4.
The rain falls, it is cannonballs,
the cannonballs are incoming.
Hold dear your life but lead the charge,
as it is all thanks to you.
Do it thoroughly, do it all!

"Tonyare-bushi", also known as "Miya-san, Miya-san", is a humorous Imperial loyalist song that was popular in the 1860s, later turned into a formal military march. Written by Shinagawa Yajirō, the song details the military campaign of Prince Arisugawa Yoshihito during the Genpei War in Daitō's Kantō region. To this day, it remains a part of the repertoire of the Imperial Daitōjin Armed Forces.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2022, 09:21:15 AM »
"Ode of Kunan Restoration"
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一、
汨羅の淵に波騒ぎ
巫山の雲は乱れ飛ぶ
混濁の世に我れ立てば
義憤に燃えて血潮湧く

二、
権門上に傲れども
国を憂ふる誠なし
財閥富を誇れども
社稷を思ふ心なし

三、
ああ人栄え国亡ぶ
盲たる民世に踊る
治乱興亡夢に似て
世は一局の碁なりけり

四、
苦難維新の春の空
正義に結ぶ丈夫が
胸裡百万兵足りて
散るや万朶の桜花

五、
古びし死骸乗り越えて
雲漂揺の身は一つ
国を憂ひて立つからは
丈夫の歌なからめや

六、
天の怒りか地の声か
そもただならぬ響あり
民永劫の眠りより
醒めよ大東の朝ぼらけ

七、
見よ九天の雲は垂れ
四海の水は雄叫びて
革新の機到りぬと
吹くや大東の夕嵐

八、
ああうらぶれし天地の
迷ひの道を人はゆく
栄華を誇る塵の世に
誰が高楼の眺めぞや

九、
功名何ぞ夢の跡
消えざるものはただ誠   
人生意気に感じては
成否を誰かあげつらふ

十、
止めよ離騒の一悲曲
悲歌慷慨の日は去りぬ
われらが剣今こそは
廓清の血に躍るかな
I.
Bekira no fuchi ni nami sawagi
fuzan no kumo wa midaretobu
kondaku no yo ni ware tateba
gifun ni moete chishio waku

II.
Kenmonkami ni ogodoredomo
kuni o ureuru makoto nashi
zaibatsu tomi o hokoredomo
shashoku o omou kokoro nashi

III.
Ā hito sakae kuni horobu
meshiitaru tami yo ni odoru
chiran kōbō yume ni nite
yo wa ikkyoku no go narikeri

IV.
Kunan ishin no haru no sora
seigi ni musubu masurao ga
kyōri hyakuman hei tarite
chiru ya banda no sakurabana

V.
Furubishi mukuro norikoete
kumo hyōyō no mi wa hitotsu
kuni o ureite tatsu kara wa
masurao no uta nakarame ya

VI.
Ten no ikari ka chi no koe ka
somo tadanaranu hibiki ari
tami eigō no nemuri yori
sameyo Daitō no asaborake

VII.
Miyo kyūten no kumo wa tare
shikai no nami wa otakebite
kakushin no toki itarinu to
fuku ya Daitō no yūarashi

VIII.
Ā urabureshi ame tsuchi no
mayoi no michi o hito wa yuku
eiga o hokoru chiri no yo ni
taga kōrō no nagame zo ya

IX.
Kōmyō nanzo yume no ato
kiezaru mono wa tada makoto
jinseiiki ni kanjite wa
seihi o tareka agetsurau

X.
Yameyo risō no ichi hikyoku
hikakōgai no hi wa sarinu
ware-ra ga tsurugi ima koso wa
kakusei no chi ni odoru ka na
1.
Angry waves swell from the depths of the Bekira
Mount Fuzan's peak is hazy with swirling clouds
Alone I stand in this murky and turbid world
My blood simmers in righteous anger!

2.
The monied elite, beholden to nought but wealth and status
Thinking nothing of this land and its fate
High and mighty are the zaibatsus and their ilk
In their hearts are nowhere our soil and grain!

3.
Alas, these signs of the nation's collapse
The masses dancing blindly in the stupor of this world
In this nightmare, a political din
The world is reduced to a round of Go!

4.
Under the spring sky of the Kunan Restoration
The man who marshals a righteous cause
In his heart is the march of a million troops
Ready to fall like ten-thousand sakura blossoms!

5.
Transcending the shell of crumbled bones
One body among the wisps of clouds
Standing up with concern for the nation
the righteous man's ode begins.

6.
Whether the rage of heaven or the cries of earth
The roar of the epoch is thundering now
From the people's sleep, endless kalpa past
Arise, Daitō, at this morn's light!

7.
Storm clouds gather in the heavens nine
Across the four seas, waves rage and crash
The hour of revolution is here and nigh
Sweeping Daitō like the winds of dusk!

8.
O thee boundless sky and land
A labyrinth path the man must tread
Of the splendors and praises in this dusty earth
Whose high castle may yet be seen?

9.
Fame and glory are but the figments of a dream
What is immutable is the truth alone
Feeling the will and spirit of mortal life
Who holds the keys to failure or success?

10.
A tragic ode, the Sorrow at Parting
Here the heavy elegy finds its end
Setting our hearts we draw our swords
A surging sweep, a dance in blood of massacre!

"The Ode of Kunan Restoration" is a song dating to 1932, although in its original form, the "Ode of Keiyō Restoration", it dates to 1926. Used among the many precursor-organizations to the Daitō Fukkatsu Domei party, it has been attributed to Chancellor Toshikatsu Heishi, although there is some debate as to whether he wrote the song as a whole, the lyrics, or just the fifth stanza as a poem. The song makes a strong appeal to natural and religious imagery and is often associated with the rise of the worship of the Emperor as an Arahitogami, a kami which takes a mortal form as a human being. The song, alongside the national anthem and warera, is one which schoolchildren are expected to have memorized by the second or third grade.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2022, 12:16:48 PM »
"Umi Yukaba"
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English
海行かば
水漬く屍
山行かば
草生す屍
大君の
辺にこそ死なめ
かえりみはせじ
Umi yukaba
Mizuku kabane
Yama yukaba
Kusa musu kabane
Okimi no
he ni koso shiname
Kaerimi wa seji
At sea be my body water-soaked,
On land be it with grass overgrown.
Let me die by the side of my Sovereign!
Never will I look back.

"Umi Yukaba" is a Daitōjin song whose lyrics are based on a chōka poem by Omiya no Yakamochi in the Man'yōshū, an eighth-century anthology of Onishi poetry which was set to music in 1916 by Akinari Funatsu. The poem which the song is taken from is part of Omiya no Yakamochi's famous long poem celebrating the imperial edict on the discovery of gold in Kyūre province in 736. The distant ancestors of the Omiya clan were known as masters of the imperial Kume guard, and the poem reflects their pledge to serve their sovereign. The song itself notable for being part of the march of the Imperial Daitōjin Navy, with the song being quite popular among the Imperial Daitōjin Armed Forces as a whole to the modern day.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2022, 07:58:33 AM »
"Aikoku Kōshinkyoku"
"Patriotic March"
Lyrics
Onishi
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Onishi (Ardianji)
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English

見よ東海の空明けて
旭日高く輝けば
天地の正気溌剌と
希望は躍る大八国
おお清朗の朝雲に
聳ゆる白の姿こそ
金甌無缺揺ぎなき
我が大東の誇なれ


起て一系の大君を
光と永久に戴きて
臣民我れら皆な共に
御稜威に副はん大使命
往け八紘を宇となし
四海の人を導きて
正しき平和打ち建てん
理想は花と咲き薫る


今幾度か我が上に
試練の嵐哮るとも
断乎と守れ其の正義
進まん道は一つのみ
ああ悠遠の神代より
軣く歩調 受け継ぎて
大行進の 往く彼方
皇国常に 栄在れ
I.
Miyo Toukai no sora akete
Kyokujitsu takaku kagaya ke ba
Tenchi no seiki hatsuratsu to
Kibou wa odoru Ōyakuni
Oo seirou no asagumo ni
Sobiyuru Haku no subata koso
Kin'ou muketsu yuruginaki
Waga Daitō no hokorinare

II.
Tate ikkei no Ōkimi wo
Hikari to towa ni itadaki te
Shinmin warera minna tomo ni
Miitsu no sowan Taishimei
Yuke Hakko wo Ie to nashi
Shikai no hito wo michibi kite
Tadashiki Heiwa uchitaten
Risou wa hana to saki kaoru

III.
Ima ikutabika waga ue ni
Shiren no arashi takeru tomo
Tanko to mamoru sono seigi
Susuman michi wa hitotsu no mi
Ā, yūen no Kamiyo yo ri
Todoroku hochou uke tsugite
Daikoushin no yuku kanata
Koukoku tsune ni sakae are
1.
Lo! above the eastern sea clearly dawns the sky;
Glorious and bright the sun rideth up on high.
Spirit pure of heaven and earth fills the hearts of all,
Hope abounding springs—O sweet Lands Imperial.
Yonder where the clouds of morn shed a radiant glow,
Haku Mountain, Daitō's pride, rears its crown of snow.
Fair of form without a blot nobly doth it stand,
And unshakable—a true symbol of our land.

2.
He who reigns above in power and in virtue dight,
Sovereign of unbroken line, is our changeless light.
We will follow—one and all loyal subjects, we—
Follow Him aright: fulfil our great destiny!
Onward, east, west, north and south. Over land and main!
Let us make the world our home, call to fellow-men
Everywhere on the four seas, let us build the tower
of just peace—let our ideal bloom forth like a flower!

3.
Though again and yet again trials we may meet,
Over us may tempests roar, storms upon us beat,
Resolute in heart and mind justice we defend.
But one road we know to gain triumph in the end.
Hark! Far from the hallowed past of the Age Divine
Sounds our fathers' measured tread. O come fall in line!
As we, sons and daughters, march, shines our path before.
Glory be unto our land ever, evermore!

"Aikoku Kōshinkyoku", or "Patriotic March", is a patriotic song written in late 1937 for the Daitō Fukkatsu Domei by the famed composer Terunobu Yonemura, who also composed Gunkan Kōshinkyoku (Warship March) in the 1890s for the Imperial Daitōjin Navy, and Etsuji Akiyoshi. The lyrics were written as part of a competition in 1937 (the music itself being written shortly after the 1937 coup), for which there were nearly 57,000 entries that were released. The song was a commercial success, selling a million copies by early 1938 and was picked up by the DFD as part of its first songbook in 1940 to celebrate the 2600th anniversary of the Empire's founding by Emperor Shin'ō. The song is unofficially a secondary anthem for the DFD, being performed at its meetings alongside "Warera".
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2022, 04:39:59 AM »
"Battōtai"
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Lyrics
English
一、
我は官軍我敵は
天地容れざる朝敵ぞ
敵の大將たる者は
古今無雙の英雄で

二、
之に從ふ兵は
共に慓悍决死の士
鬼神に恥ぬ勇あるも
天の許さぬ叛逆を

三、
起しゝ者は昔より
榮えし例あらざるぞ
敵の亡ぶる夫迄は
進めや進め諸共に

四、
玉ちる劔拔き連れて
死する覺悟で進むべし
皇國の風と武士の
其身を護る靈の

五、
維新このかた廢れたる
大和刀の今更に
又世に出づる身の譽
敵も身方も諸共に

六、
刃の下に死ぬべきぞ
大和魂ある者の
死ぬべき時は今なるぞ
人に後れて恥かくな

七、
敵の亡ぶる夫迄は
進めや進め諸共に
玉ちる劔拔き連れて
死する覺悟で進むべし
I.
Ware wa kangun waga teki wa
Tenchi irezaru chōteki zo
Teki no taishō taru mono wa
Kokon musō no eiyū de

II.
Kore ni shitagō tsuwamono wa
Tomo ni hyōkan kesshi no shi
Kijin ni hajinu yūaru mo
Ten no yurusanu hangyaku wo

III.
Okoseshi mono wa mukashi yori
Sakaeshi tameshi arazaru zo
Teki no horoburu sore made wa
Susume ya susume moro tomo ni

IV.
Tamachiru tsurugi nuki tsurete
Shisuru kakugo de susumu beshi
Mikuni no fūto mono no fu wa
Sonomi wo mamoru tamashii no

V.
Ishiin kono kata sutaretaru
Yamato-tō no ima sara ni
Mata yo ni izuru mi no homare
Teki mo mikata mo moro tomo ni

VI.
Yaiba no mono ni shisu beki ni
Yamato-damashii aru mono no
Shinubeki toki wa ima naruzo
Hito ni okurete haji kakuna

VII.
Teki no horoburu sore made wa
Susume ya susume moro tomo ni
Tamachiru tsurugi nuki tsurete
Shisuru kakugo de susumu beshi
1.
We are the Imperial Army,
and our enemies are enemies of the Emperor.
The enemy general
is a hero equal to none in glory and victory.

2.
And the men who follow him are also fearless,
and warriors who do not fear death.
Even though they are brave enough to frighten the devil,
heaven will not pardon their struggle.

3.
Those who have crossed the Emperor's will
have never succeeded before!
Until our enemy is destroyed,
forwards, forwards, one and all!

4.
Unsheathing the sword like a shattered gem,
we must go forwards, prepared for death!
As has been custom in this imperial land,
Samurai have protected like their own souls.

5.
Being made obsolete during the restoration,
the sword of Yamato laid dormant.
But now it has been brought back,
so let both friend and foe,

6.
Die under the blade,
and for those with Yamato Spirit:
The time to die is now,
do not bring shame through delay.

7.
Until our enemy is destroyed,
forwards, forwards, one and all!
Unsheathing the sword like a shattered gem,
we must go forwards, prepared for death!

"Battōtai" (抜刀隊, Drawn-Sword Regiment) is a Daitōjin gunka (lit. "Military song") composed by Eikichi Asagami with lyrics by Yasuji Sonohara in 1885. The song references the Battōtai who fought in the battle of Kokura in during the 1877 Tottori rebellion. Owing to supply problems and heavy rains, the Tottori rebels were forced to engage with the Imperial Daitōjin Army in hand-to-hand combat. They inflicted heavy casualties against Imperial forces, who were mostly conscripts with no experience in wielding swords. Thusly, Lieutenant-General Akino Seijin selected and deployed men from the surrounding area who were proficient with swords. He named this unit Battōtai or "Drawn-Sword regiment."

The song eventually became popular enough in Daitō that it was adopted by the Imperial Daitōjin Army as a march, the "Army Separation March", in 1944.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2022, 06:42:28 PM »
"Tonarigumi"
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一、
とんとん とんからりと 隣組
格子を開ければ 顔なじみ
回して頂戴 回覧板
知らせられたり 知らせたり

二、
とんとん とんからりと 隣組
あれこれ面倒 味噌醤油
ご飯の炊き方 垣根越し
教えられたり 教えたり

三、
とんとん とんからりと 隣組
地震や雷 火事泥棒
互いに役立つ 用心棒
助けられたり 助けてたり

四、
とんとん とんからりと 隣組
何軒あろうと 一所帯
心は一つの 屋根の月
纏められたり 纏めたり

隣組
I.
Ton ton ton, karari-ton Tonarigumi,
Kōshi o akereba kaonajimi.
Kai shite chōdai kairan-ban,
Shirase rare tari shirase tari.

II.
Ton ton ton, karari-ton Tonarigumi,
Arekore mendō miso shōyu.
Gohan no taki-kata kakinegoshi
Oshie rare tari oshie tari.

III.
Ton ton ton, karari-ton Tonarigumi,
Jishin ya kaminari kaji dorobō.
Tagaini yakudatsu yōjinbō,
Tasuke rare tari tasukete tari.

IV.
Ton ton ton, karari-ton Tonarigumi,
Nangen arou to hitoshotai.
Kokorohahitotsu no yane no tsuki,
Matome rare tari matome tari.

Tonarigumi!
1.
Tum tum tum, karari-tum, Tonarigumi,
Open your gate and there's a familiar face.
Please pass to me the town circular.
Pass the word around, so everyone knows.

2.
Tum tum tum, karari-tum, Tonarigumi,
Passing out miso and soy sauce.
Chatting across the fence, trading cooking tips.
Teach one to me and I'll teach one to you.

3.
Tum tum tum, karari-tum, Tonarigumi,
From Earthquakes and Lightning to Fires and Thieves,
We're each other's best defenders.
You help me and I'll help you.

4.
Tum tum tum, karari-tum, Tonarigumi,
We live in many houses, but we're one big family,
Our hearts are as one, shining like the moon.
We all come together.

Tonarigumi!

The Neighborhood Association (隣組, Tonarigumi) was established as the smallest part of the DFD's national mobilization program, established during the later half of the Great War. Consisting of between ten and fifteen households, its purpose was to assist in fire fighting, civil defense, and internal security. Neighborhood mutual-aid associations existed in Daitō as far back as the early 17th century, with this system being formalized on the 16th of December, 1939 by order of the Home Ministry, with participation being mandatory during wartime. Each Tonarigumi was responsible for allocating rationed goods, distributing government bonds, fire fighting, public health, and civil defense. Each unit was also responsible for assisting the National Spiritual Mobilization Movement by distribution of government propaganda and organizing participation in patriotic rallies.

The government also used the Tonarigumi to maintain public security. A network of informants was established linking every Neighborhood Association with the Tokkō to watch for infractions of national laws and suspect political or moral behavior. Later in the war, the government mandated that the Tonarigumi receive basic military training in the event that an attack on the homeland occurred. Some tonarigumi saw combat on Yakushima in 1945 when the island was liberated.

Following the war, the Tonarigumi system was reformed over time, starting with the duties they performed. Firefighting would be taken out of their duties in 1949, then the maintenance of roads and public infrastructure in 1958. Only in 1977 was participation made optional for tenants of apartments, however, for the sake of practicality many still do, as certain local facilities are restricted for non-members. Joining a Tonarigumi is free of charge and doesn't require participation outside of certain days, however, in times of war, it is likely that it will once again become mandatory.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2022, 03:20:56 PM »
"Kigen nisen roppyaku nen"
The 2600th Imperial Year
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一日本
金鵄輝く扶桑の
栄ある光身にうけて
いまこそ祝へこの朝
紀元は二千六百年
ああ一億の胸はなる


歓喜あふるるこの土を
しつかと我等ふみしめて
はるかに仰ぐ大御言
紀元は二千六百年
ああ肇国の雲青し


荒ぶ世界に唯一つ
ゆるがぬ御代に生立ちし
感謝は清き火と燃えて
紀元は二千六百年
ああ報国の血は勇む


潮ゆたけき海原に
桜と白の影織りて
世紀の文化また新た
紀元は二千六百年
ああ燦爛のこの国威


正義凛たる旗の下
明朗東亜うち建てん
力と意気を示せ今
紀元は二千六百年
ああ弥栄の日はのぼる
I.
Kinshi kagayaku fusō no
Hae aru hikari mi ni ukete
Imakoso iwae kono ashita
Kigen wa nisen roppyaku nen
Aa ichioku no mune wa naru

II.
Kanki afururu kono tsuchi o
Shikka to warera fumishimete
Haruka ni aogu ōmikoto
Kigen wa nisen roppyaku nen
Aa chōkoku no kumo aoshi

III.
Susabu sekai ni tadahitotsu
Yuruganu miyo ni oitachishi
Kansha wa kiyoki hi to moete
Kigen wa nisen roppyaku nen
Aa hōkoku no chi wa isamu

IV.
Ushio yutakeki unabara ni
Sakura to haku no kage orite
Seiki no bunka mata arata
Kigen wa nisen roppyaku nen
Aa sanran no kono kokui

V.
Seigi rintaru hata no moto
Meirō tōa uchitaten
Chikara to iki o shimese ima
Kigen wa nisen roppyaku nen
Aa iyasaka no hi wa noboru
1.
The Golden Kite shines, Yamato's
Light of prosperity we receive
This morning it's now time to celebrate
The Imperial Year is 2600
O' the hundred million heart beats

2.
Joy overflowing from this land
Here we stand firmly
We proudly look up to the imperial decree
The Imperial Year is 2600
O' blue clouds above the establishment of the empire

3.
In the turbulent world the only
In this unshakable imperial reign, we grew
With gratitude, burning like a pure fire
The Imperial Year is 2600
O' our patriotic blood is in high spirits

4.
The tides of the abundant ocean are
Covered by the shade of Sakura and Mount Haku
The culture of the century renewed once again
The Imperial Year is 2600
O' shines brightly the national power

5.
Under the flag of firm justice
We shall build the bright East Ardia
It is time to show our strength and spirit
The Imperial Year is 2600
O the sun of prosperity rises

"Kigen nisen roppyaku nen", or "the 2600th Imperial Year", is a patriotic song from Daitō composed in 1939 to celebrate the coming 2600th year of imperial rule. Despite it now being closer to the 2700th year of imperial rule in Daitō, the song has effectively been enshrined in the YFD's songbook as an example of Great War-era patriotic music, often being sung, albeit with modification depending on the year in question, at new years.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2022, 08:30:52 AM »
Tenchō Setsu
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今日の吉き日は大君の
うまれたまひし吉き日なり
今日の吉き日はみひかりの
さし出たまひし吉き日なり
ひかり遍き君が代を
いはへ諸人もろともに
めぐみ遍き君が代を
いはへ諸人もろともに
Kyō no yoki hi wa ōkimi no
Umare tamaishi yoki hi nari
Kyō no yoki hi wa mihikari no
Sashide tamaishi yoki hi nari
Hikari amaneki kimi ga yo o
Iwae morobito morotomo ni
Megumi amaneki kimi ga yo o
Iwae morobito morotomo ni
Today's blessed day is His Majesty's
Day of birth, truly a blessed day.
Today's blessed day is when the glorious light
Shines in, truly a blessed day.
Lights are all over your reign,
Let us subjects celebrate, as one,
Graces are all over your reign.
Let us subjects celebrate, as one.


"Tenchō Setsu" was a song written to commemorate the birthday of Emperor Keiyo in 1893. Compared to many songs featured in the YFD's songbook, it is comparatively simple, featuring a single stanza. The song is sung by the crowds who assemble at the Imperial Palace on Tenchō Setsu, the Emperor's Birthday, as part of their well-wishing to the Emperor. "Tenchō Setsu" has been likened by many to a religious hymn, though whether it actually is one is debatable.
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Re: The DFD Songbook, 8th Edition
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2022, 02:13:18 AM »
"Hinomaru kōshinkyoku"
The Hinomaru March
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母の背中に小さい手で
降ったあの日の日の丸の
遠い仄かな思い出が

胸に萌えたつ愛国の
血潮の中にまだ残る
梅に桜にまた菊に

いつも掲げた日の丸を
光仰いだ故郷の家
忠と孝とをその門で

誓って伸びた健男児
一人の姉が嫁ぐ宵
買つたばかりの日の丸を

運ぶ箪笥の抽斗へ
母が納めた感激を
今も思えば眼が潤む

去年の秋よつものに
召し出されて日の丸を
敵の城頭高々と

一番乗りに打立てた
手柄はためく勝ち戦

永久に栄える大和の
国の印の日の丸が

光注げば果ても無
地球の上に朝が来る

平和輝く朝が来る
Haha no senaka ni chisai te de
Futta ano hi no hinomaru no
Tōi honokana omoide ga

Mune ni moetatsu aikoku no
Chishio no naka ni mada nokoru
Ume ni sakura ni mata kiku ni

Itsumo kakageta hinomaru o
Hikari aoida kuni no ie
Chū to ko to o sono mon de

Chikatte nobita kendanji
Hitori no ane ga totsugu yoi
Katta bakari no hinomaru o

Hakobu tansu no hi kidashi e
Haha ga osameta kangeki o
Ima mo omoeba me ga urumu

Kyomen no aki yo tsuwamono ni
Meshi dsarete hinomaru o
Teki no jyōtō takadaka to

Ichiban nori ni uchi tateta
Tegara hatameku kachiikusa

Towa ni sakaeru daiwa no
Kuni no shirushi no hinomaru ga

Hikari sosoogeba hatemo nai
Chikyū no ue ni asa ga kuru

Heiwa kagayaku asa ga kuru
A distant faint memory of the Hinomaru
that fell on my mother's back with a small hand

Plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, and chrysanthemums still
remain in the blood of patriotism that sprouts in my heart

At the gate Ietada and Takashi from my hometown looked
up at the rising sun flag

The Hinomaru that I just bought on the night my older
sister got married

Even now, when I think about how my mother put the
drawers in the bureau I carried, my eyes get moist

Last autumn I was summoned to Yotsumono and raised
the Yamatojin flag over the castle of the enemy

A victorious battle that flutters with the achievements of
being the first to reach the top

The Hinomaru, the symbol of the eternally
prosperous Yamatojin nation

If light pours in, morning will come on the
endless earth

A morning will shine peacefully.


"Hinomaru kōshinkyoku" is a patriotic song from Daito celebrating the Hinomaru, the national flag.
(Note: This song in particular was a pain to transcribe)
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