Kimigayo

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君が代
Scots: His Majesty's Reign
"Kimigayo"
Kimigayo.score.svg
Score o "Kimigayo"

National anthem o
 Japan
 Empire o Japan

Leerics waka poem, Heian period (794–1185)
Muisic Yoshiisa Oku, Akimori Hayashi an Franz Eckert, 1880
Adoptit 13 August 1999
Music sample

"Kimigayo" (君が代?) is the naitional anthem o Japan an the warld's auldest lyrics in a naitional anthem. Frae 1868 tae 1945, it served as the naitional anthem o the Empire o Japan. Wi a length o 11 measurs an 32 characters, "Kimigayo" is an aa ane o the warld's shortest naitional anthems currently in uise.[1][2][3] Its lyrics are based on a waka poem written in the Heian period (794–1185), sung tae a melody written in the imperial period (1868–1945).[4] The current melody wis chosen in 1880, replacin an unpopular melody componed eleven years earlier. While the title "Kimigayo" is uisually translatit as His Majesty's Reign, no offeecial translation o the teetle nor lyrics haes ever been established bi law.[5]

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  1. Hongo, Jun. Hinomaru, 'Kimigayo' express conflicts both past and future. The Japan Times Online. 2007-07-17 [Retrieved 2008-01-11]. The Japan Times.
  2. "イギリス生活情報週刊誌-英国ニュースダイジェスト". Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  3. NAITO, T. (October 1999). "「歌唱(ウタ)」を忘れた「君が代」論争". Bungeishunjū. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  4. "Japan – Kimigayo". NationalAnthems.me. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  5. "Elementary schools face new mandate: Patriotism, 'Kimigayo'". The Japan Times Online (Kyodo News). 2008-03-29. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2011-08-20.