Nagasaki Singer Pens Song Promoting Eating Whale

Nagasaki-based singer Pirolina has released a new song singing the praises of eating whale meat. In the wake of the international Court of Justice’s ruling that Japan’s research whaling is illegal, Pirolina wrote a song called “Kujira-ra-ra” to generate understanding for Japan’s whaling tradition. Pirolina, real name Hiroko Hino, is the daughter of a whale meat wholesaler and serves as the spokeswoman for the company’s online store. This is her fourth song about whales. “It is important for people from different countries to recognize each others’ culinary cultures,” says Hino, who is considering translating her latest song into English. The song can be purchased from the iTunes store for ¥200. We have posted the song’s video and our unofficial translation of the song’s lyrics below.

Editor’s note: We are posting this news not because we support the artist’s message, but rather to inform of it’s existence. Feel free to comment below.

WATCH! くじららら/pirolina (2014)

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“Kujira-ra-ra” by Pirolina
(unofficial translation of the lyric’s to “Kujira-ra-ra” by Pirolina)

Same house, same morning, same place, same dream.
We hate fighting. We want to continue the same thing
We hate fighting. Oh no no
This world is everyone’s love, oh yeah
Kujira-la-la kyu-ru-li-ru-lin, I’m getting hungry!
Kujira-la-la kyu-ru-li-ru-lin, I want to eat delicious food
Kujira-la-la kyu-ru-li-ru-lin, Hey, everyone is the same
Kujira-la-la Kujira-la-la, Everyone eats something to live
Same sky, same ocean, same moon, same night

We hate fighting. We just want to continue the same thing
But we cannot do the same things as you, no no no.
Let’s follow separate paths, oh yeah
Kujira-la-la kyu-ru-li-ru-lin, I’m getting hungry!
Kujira-la-la kyu-ru-li-ru-lin I want to eat delicious whale meat!
Kujira-la-la kyu-ru-li-ru-lin, Hey, everyone is the same, right?
Kujira-la-la Kujira-la-la-la, Everyone eats something to live

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Kujira-la-la kyu-ru-li-ru-lin I want to eat delicious whale meat!

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Everyone eats something

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Yeah!

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