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Which June Bride Will Be Victorious in This Battle of the Bands?

Welcome to another round of the Battle of the Bands! As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post that I wanted to do a battle between two songs that features “June Bride” in the title. The songs? First, let’s see why the term “June Bride” is popular in Japan.

Many believe that the term “June Bride” became popular after the 1948 movie of the same name. But actually in Japan, “June Bride” is more significant. For example, in the ancient Japanese calendar, June is actually called minazuki or the “Month of Water”. During this month, the rainy season would happen and all the rice fields would be flooded, acting as a symbol of fertility. Thus, it was ideal to get married and have babies in June. [1]

However, June also a popular season to get married as vacations to places for honeymoons are cheap; it’s a low travel season. But, there are a lot of flowers that bloom during this month too.

So, for this Battle of the Bands, I choose two songs that have “June Bride” in the title: one by the legendary city pop artist Toshiki Kadomatsu and the 2000s Jpop band u-ka saegusa IN db. Both songs are slow in tempo, but one is a pop-rock ballad and one is an instrumental. Which one will sway your vote? Listen to both of the songs and let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!

“June Bride” by Toshiki Kadomatsu


“June Bride ~Anata Shika Mienai~” (I Only See You) by U-ka Saegusa IN db

Trivia: This song was used as the 21st ending theme for the famous detective anime Detective Conan.

Here is the English translation, thanks to LyricsTranslate.com:

musn’t pursue anyone hastily
When running through everyday life
The day I cut my hair
I found a treasure greater than friends

Every day, tomorrow is unknown
It’s good I fell in love with you
I want these feelings to never change
And stop the echoing time

Being a couple can be scary
But people and the past are unchangeable
I can change the dream of my own future

I only have eyes for you
In the darkening town, the moment escalates
In the soft wind, forever
If we believe in each other always
June bride – I’ll be with you

I’m here
God, can you see me?
There’s something within me
That believes… thank you

Wounds will certainly heal
Because you’ve chosen me
Rain or shine, whatever it takes
I can break through now

Miserable times and agonizing times
Constantly, always, I’ll be near
I’ve been freed from the memories I can never return to

I only have eyes for the future
I want to be the right one for you
Even if sometimes we fall out of love
I can always love you… let’s be together
June bride… I’ll be with you

I only have eyes for the future
I want to be the right one for you
Even if sometimes we fall out of love
I can always love you… let’s be together
June bride… I’ll be with you


Who Will It Be?

Now it is your turn to vote! Who will be the victor? Tell me in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

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The Results Are In!

The winner for the “The Battle of the Bands: May the Force Be With You” is:

Jedi Rocks!

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Which June Bride Will Be Victorious in This Battle of the Bands?

References

[1] https://savvytokyo.com/rain-vows-june-wedding-season-japan/

This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. Agnes

    I love this! Congratulations to the winner, Jedi Rocks! Will pin this too. 🙂

  2. Cristina Petrini

    Thanks to your blog I love to rediscover, or discover, a lot of Asian music, which I must say that for a period of my life I particularly followed!

  3. Ivan M. Jose

    These songs are very apt for this month. I’m not familiar with both artists but it’s always good to listen to other non-popular musicians.

    1. Ivan Jose

      Wow, a big congratulations to the Jedi Rocks! I must say that it’s a well-deserved win.

  4. Ambuj Saxena

    A nice collection of songs for this month! In these Covid times, we all need a breath of fresh air! Thanks for the post

  5. Dominique

    I am not familiar with either artist but it is cool how you find great themes and songs and artists that match. Congratulations to Jedi Rocks for winning@

  6. Ramil Hinolan

    I am excited to know who won? Contests such as this helps aspring musicians to be discovered and become popular in the future.

  7. ohh wowo….this is a cool sharing to enjoy with a nice song collection, thanks for sharing this. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  8. Knycx Journeying

    Great choices of both and I would love to know the result!!! Personally, I like both as they both captured the tone and mood nicely – Knycx Journeying

  9. Aimee AMALA

    I hope June Bride is successful. She sounds awesome!

  10. Maria Magdalena

    Congratulation to Jedi Rock. Thanks for the share, now I know about the June Bride.

  11. Sarah B

    June is indeed a great month that inspires a lot of artists.

  12. Tweenselmom

    Wow, I didn’t know the song was featured in Detective Conan. It’s so cool to hear more about Japan’s culture.

  13. Yanitza

    I’ve never heard of these artists or the songs, but I really liked the first one by Toshiki Kadomatsu.

  14. Dipika Singh

    Music is a therapy, and these look really nice I had a go on the songs, however unfamiliar with the singers but thanks for introducing to the new kind of music.

  15. BushraZ Blogs

    I really loved the English translated lyrics… Thanks for sharing 😊

  16. Polly

    Tough choice. Both are enjoyable and catchy. But, hmm.. I’d go for “June Bride” by Toshiki Kadomatsu.

    PS: I also like his collab with another artist, “Never Gonna Miss You” (with Rie Yoshizawa).

    1. aisasami

      Wow, another Kadomatsu fan! How do you know “Never Gonna Miss You? I love the album that song is from (VOCALAND),

  17. Rochelle

    Not really familiar with these artist but contests are usually fun and exciting ! Congrats to whomever won and wishing them all the best

  18. rachel

    I love rediscovering songs through your blog!

  19. renee

    Such poetic lyrics! So happy you shared this!

  20. Katie C

    I’ve never heard these songs before, but such a fun idea to have two compete each month! I wonder who will win this one!

  21. Aimee T AMALA

    I love the lyrics in this song, it touched my heart because its how I feel about my partner. 🙂

  22. Gurjeet Chhabra

    congo winner. I never knew about June bride but I am happy know about it through you.

  23. Luna S

    Great choice of songs for this post! I think both sound lovely.

  24. Fransic verso

    First time to know about these songs and congrats to the winner. It has good lyrics as well.

  25. Candle

    I always love coming to your blog. I learn so much about music through each post. Congrats to the winner Jedi Rock.

  26. Oscar

    I’ve never heard of these artists or the songs, but I really liked the first one by Toshiki Kadomatsu.

  27. Knycx Journeying

    Like the beat and rhythm and it’s a great choice, thanks a lot for introducing this music to us!

  28. Eric Gamble

    Wow, I have never heard of either bands but that doesnt mean much as I am stuck in the 80s. But with the videos above, I think I like “June Bride ~Anata Shika Mienai~” (I Only See You) by U-ka Saegusa better.

  29. Neil Alvin

    It’s hard to choose from these awesome singers.Both are enjoyable to listen to.

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