Cool Japanese Music Vol 1 : Sekai No Owari (End of the world)

I haven’t listened to many Japanese songs since I came to the U.S., but I do watch the annual Kohaku Uta Gassen at the end of the year. I thought, “This is it!” Sekainoowari appeared for the first time in 2014. The song “Dragon Night” was so good that I listened to all the other songs on Youtube and became a fan.

There was also an episode where the members built a live house together, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story between vocalist Fukase and piano player Saori, and when Saori was bullied and had no place at school, vocalist Fukase’s manly comment, “I’ll make a place for you.”

I’ve been away from such bitter and sweet adolescent stories for a long time, so it was very fresh and reminded me of my youthful feelings that I had forgotten. I ordered the CD from Japan and listened to it every day.

Back then, I hadn’t worked in years due to raising small children, but I started a part-time job as a waitress (or server, as they call it now) at a Japanese restaurant. I’m more of a slow learner, and I’ve encountered being bullied by mean senior servers like in dramas.

I listened to Sekai No Owari songs for a few minutes in the car on the way to work (very close) and pushed myself into a competitive mood to go to work.

The sky is clear and blue, and we walk toward the sea.

There’s nothing to be afraid of. We’re not alone anymore.

Japanese Hiragana Chart
Japanese Hiragana Chart



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