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Ue wo Muite Arukou (Sukiyaki) lyrics

Yesterday I was trying to find the kanji lyrics to Ue wo Muite Arukou, aka. Sukiyaki, by the artist Sakamoto Kyu. However, despite my best efforts (Which probably weren't that great) I couldn't find them anywhere. The most I could find was the romaji version of it, and that's basically everywhere.
So, seeing as the kanji lyrics were lacking, and I really wanted them, I decided to make them. These are mostly for my personal use, but I figured since I spent hours on them I would put them out on the web for anyone else who maybe wanted them. (For the five of you out there that may have been searching for them.)

Also, please note I am in no way fluent in Japanese, and my Japanese skill is 'noob' at best. So I'm sure there are a ton of errors. But I tried my best, and it was a learning experience.
So, without further delay, here are the lyrics.
Kanji
上を向いて歩こう
涙が零れないように
思い出す春の日
一人ぼっちの夜
上を向いて歩こう
滲んだ星をか数えて
思い出す夏の日
一人ぼっちの夜
幸せは雲の上に
幸せは空の上に
上を向いて歩こう
涙が零れないように
泣きながら歩く
一人ぼっちの夜
思い出す秋の日
一人ぼっちの夜
悲しみは星の影に
悲しみは月の影に
上を向いて歩こう
涙が零れないように
泣きながら歩く
一人ぼっちの夜
一人ぼっちの夜

Hiragana
うえ を むいて あるこう
なみだ が こぼれないように
おもいだす はるの ひ
ひとりぼっち の よる
うえ を むいて あるこう
にじんだ ほし を かぞえて
おもいだす なつの ひ
ひとりぼっち の よる
しあわせ は くも の うえに
しあわせ は そら の うえに
うえ を むいて あるこう
なみだ が こぼれないように
なきながら あるく
ひとりぼっち の よる
おもいだす あきの ひ
ひとりぼっち の よる
かなしみ は ほしの かげに
かなしみ は つきの かげに
うえ を むいて あるこう
なみだ が こぼれないように
なきながら あるく
ひとりぼっち の よる
ひとりぼっち の よる


Romaji
Ue o muite arukō
namida ga koborenai youni
omoidasu haruno hi
hitoribocchi no yoru
ue o muite arukō
nijinda hoshi o kazoete
omoidasu natsuno hi
hitoribocchi no yoru
shiawase wa kumo no ueni
shiawase wa sora no ueni
ue o muite arukō
namida ga koborenai youni
nakinagara aruku
hitoribocchi no yoru
omoidasu akino hi
hitoribocchi no yoru
kanashimi wa hoshino kageni
kanashimi wa tsukino kageni
ue o muite arukō
namida ga koborenai youni
nakinagara aruku
hitoribocchi no yoru
hitoribocchi no yoru


English
I look up while I walk
So the tears won't fall
Remembering those spring days
But tonight I'm all alone
I look up while I walk
Counting the stars with teary eyes
Remembering those summer days
But tonight I'm all alone
Happiness lies beyond the clouds
Happiness lies above the sky
I look up while I walk
So the tears won't fall
I cry while I walk
For I am alone tonight
Remembering those autumn days
But tonight I'm all alone
Sadness hides in the shadow of the stars
Sadness hides in the shadow of the moon
I look up while I walk
So the tears won't fall
My heart is filled with sorrow
For tonight I am alone
For tonight I am alone



I also didn't do this on my own, if I had it would have taken me even longer than a day! I used the site everything2.com/index.pl since it provided a semi-literal translation to the song. I just tweaked the English version a bit so that it would fit to the beat of the original easier.
I also used Jim Breen www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi to help make sure the kanji I was using where the right ones. I told you my Japanese skills were noob. lol.

P.S. If it's not already obvious, this is the song my title page came from.

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capturedtime
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
I was looking for them! :) Thanks ;)
kittycurious
Nov. 9th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
You're welcome :)
(Anonymous)
Mar. 21st, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
The kanji
Thanks for the kanji version. I had not found nijimu (giving nijinda) and was very thankful to see the kanji and thereby be able to track down the word. My feeling for that line is: "counting blurred stars". Obviously meaning "blurred by the tears in my eyes". I appreciate the work you went through.
kittycurious
Mar. 21st, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Re: The kanji
You're welcome :)
I'm happy some people are getting use out of this, lol.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 24th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
nice work and thanks ....
(Anonymous)
Sep. 19th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
"Sukiyaki"
I've always liked this song a lot and being able to hum along with the original version and knowing some of the language is great fun! Thank you for sharing your work on this! I think you 've reached the "interested five" ,- at least!:-)
(Anonymous)
Sep. 25th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
thanks for the lyrics!
thank you!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 3rd, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot!
Thank you very much for the lyrics! :)
(Anonymous)
Oct. 25th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
correction
thanks a ton for the kanji version, but there's a minor mistake. the lines with shiawase ha and kanashimi wa should be shiawase wo and kanashimi wo.
kittycurious
Oct. 25th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Re: correction
I re-listened to the song I have just to be sure, and I definitely hear は not を.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 6th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
Aloah Nui Loa
Thank you, I have been looking everywhere for the Kanji and Hiragana, thanks so much for sharing this. I am just starting to learn Japanese and really wanted to compare to the Romaji for proper pronunciation.

LaniNoa
(Anonymous)
Nov. 20th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
mucho gràzias amigos.
I have the a want have to thank yours about my lyric. My song sound Japanese better.

Later to see you,

Lolita Esponäre
(Anonymous)
Dec. 1st, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thirteen comments
Well, guess you reached more than five people. Thanks for posting this.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 8th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
I needed this.
Thank you! :D
kittycurious
Dec. 8th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Re: I needed this.
You're very much welcome! :D
(Anonymous)
Dec. 9th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!
I first heard this song in an episode of Mad Men. Now that I can see the kanji I can understand it much better.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 15th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
thanks
this is great
me a new learner of japanese
still working on the hiragana
one day i will move on to the hanji
thanks
(Anonymous)
Jan. 7th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
like it
arigato gozaimasu..!
sandster101
Jan. 15th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
i' ve been looking for the kanji as well, thanks for this :]
kittycurious
Jan. 15th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
No problem! Glad it was of use :)
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