Hakuoki Opening Theme – Izayoi Namida

This type of Japanese isn’t my forte. If you spot any errors, please let me know.

The Sixteenth Night’s Tears
Vocals: Yoshioka Aika
Lyrics: Yumiyo
Composition: Tanimoto Yoshiya
Arrangement: Ota Michihiko

Oh the heavenly wind, even the wings of time
Let my feelings go to the sixteenth night…

The same as you, who are dignified
The scent of flowers that haven’t been snapped off lingers on
While their words didn’t reach you
They vanished from the deplorable branches

If I can’t become a butterfly to fly in your sky
Then I don’t care even if I’m a monster that takes up all of your sorrow and suffering

Oh the heavenly wind, even the wings of time, make my feelings disperse in a flutter
Oh dreams, you’re momentary; my heart, as a chrysalis, is at the end of reincarnations
The sixteenth night’s tears are in the hazy sky

Like you, who breathes life into me
The scent of flowers of karma lingers on
It’s fine even if the spirit of these words that flutter back to me
Has a different form…

If I can’t become a butterfly to flutter in my beloved sky
Then I don’t care even if I’m a monster that destroys you, who bloomed in the mad world

Oh the heavenly wind, I trust my wings to you, wanting to send out my feelings
Oh time, you’re momentary; the rendezvous to be granted is Spring’s reverberation at the end of reincarnations
I gaze up at the heavens on the moonlit sixteenth night

Oh the heavenly wind, even the wings of time, make my feelings disperse in a flutter
Oh dreams, you’re momentary; my heart, as a chrysalis, is at the end of reincarnations
The sixteenth night’s tears are in the hazy sky

Oh the heavenly wind, I trust my wings to you, wanting to send out my feelings
Oh time, you’re momentary; the rendezvous to be granted is Spring’s reverberation at the end of reincarnations
I gaze up at the heavens on the moonlit sixteenth night


Izayoi Namida
Vocals: Yoshioka Aika

Amatsu kaze yo   toki no ha sae
Kono omoi wa   izayoi ni…

Rin to shita anata to onaji
Taorarenu hana   iro wa nioedo
Kotonoha mo todokanai mama
Ureu eda kara kieta

Anata no sora o tobu, chou ni narenu no nara
Sono kanashimi   kurushimi o   kuraitsukusu oni de mo kamawanai

Amatsu kaze yo   toki no ha sae   kono omoi o   maichiraseto
Yume yo setsuna   kono kokoro wa   sanagi no mama   rinne no hate
Kasumu sora   izayoi namida

Me o ibuku anata no you na
Gou no hana   iro wa nioedo
Maimodoru   kono kotodama
Tagau sugata de mo yoi to…

Itoshii sora o mau   chou ni narenu no nara
Kuruoshii   yo ni saita   anata o kowasu oni de mo kamawanai

Amatsu kaze yo   kono ha tayori ni   kono omoi o   todoketakute
Toki yo setsuna   kanau ouse wa   haru no yoin   rinne no hate
Aogu sora   izayoi tsukiyo

Amatsu kaze yo   toki no ha sae   kono omoi o   maichiraseto
Yume yo setsuna   kono kokoro wa   sanagi no mama   rinne no hate
Kasumu sora   izayoi namida

Amatsu kaze yo   kono ha tayori ni   kono omoi o   todoketakute
Toki yo setsuna   kanau ouse wa   haru no yoin   rinne no hate
Aogu sora   izayoi tsukiyo

5 responses to “Hakuoki Opening Theme – Izayoi Namida

  1. I’ve been looking for these everywhere!
    Could I use these translation in a video I’m making for a friend?

  2. Beautiful words 🙂

  3. Can you recommend any more songs that are similar to this? I want to listen to music with a traditional Japanese influence. Another example would be Jyuuzaengi’s OP Tsuki no Namida
    Thank you very much!

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