Click to Watch in HD > 史上最も美しい「君が代」 / The most beautiful Kimigayo ever

Watch 世界で最も美しい君が代の演奏と言われる。指揮は宇宿允人。2曲目は「海ゆかば」同様、戦前に準国歌として扱われた「愛国行進曲」の演奏。「愛国行進曲 管弦楽版」もどうぞ→※映像はNHKのクロージングですが、音源は違うものです。The second song is 愛国行進曲(Aikoku Koshin-kyoku=Patriotic March), which is a Japanese patriotic song that was made in 1937. This song had been very popular and sung widely until the end of World War Ⅱ.After the end of World War Ⅱ, the United States had wanted the Japanese to abandon their patriotism, and had banned to sing these patriotic songs.This song would have been the song symbolizes Japan, if Japan had not lost in World War Ⅱ.Most of the Japanese now dont know this song. But this song has a very cheerful melody and beautiful lyrics.