I’m going to go out on a limb and assume there are a lot of people who enjoy singing karaoke. I just wanted to share a project I finished recently with a Japanese singer named Azusa Mone (梓 文音) from Japan’s Victor Records (JVC). I directed, shot, and edited her karaoke music video for her song ありがとうの花束 (Arigatou no hanataba - Thank you bouquet) that’s available through places that have the Joysound karaoke database. I was able to read the Kanji for bouquet thanks to Wanikani.
Aside from it being a good song and somewhat anonymous self promotion, the lyrics are actually fairly easy to understand so I thought it would be good practice for many of us learners. The tempo isn’t too fast and the pronunciation is clear so I bet many of you can understand most of what’s being said and with the words over top of the video you can follow along with by reading the kanji. I was fairly surprised at how much I could understand. I remember learning the kanji for bundle (束 - taba) and wondering when I would ever use a kanji meant for a bundle of sticks. Then I saw this title and immediately understood it meant bouquet.
This is the version with the vocals. Check it out and let me know what you think.