In Japan, each district and city have their own song. The song is became their identity and also give many spirits for local community to develop their own area. In Higashi-Hiroshima City, the place where I stay, has an interesting song that you can see on above picture and I also provide its translation below here. You also can see the real song in Japanese Character, so for those who understand it, you would say it’s so cool.. 🙂
Writer: Masataka Danjo
Composition: Ikuo Sekino
Green is opening abundantly.
Morningtide in a plateau in Kamo
We’re the hand popular new.
A town of a request isn’t established.
Down boundless sunlight.
Conspicuously, oh, Higashi-hiroshima
License and truth are being asked.
Name ZO in Gakuen-toshi is expensive.
Please be popular with a natural favor body.
Food at the heart isn’t brought up.
Down eternal peace.
作詞 檀上 正孝
作曲 関野 幾生
おお こ こに
自 由と真理を 求めゆく
永 遠の 平和のもとに