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Monday, December 23, 2013

Takako Okamura -- Christmas no Yoru (クリスマスの夜)

Came across Takako Okamura's(岡村孝子) 10th single via a compilation J-Xmas CD several years ago. "Christmas no Yoru" (Christmas Night) came out in December 1988 as her 10th single, and has that rather light ethereal feeling that I've often associated with an Okamura tune. To her half-joking lament, she commented that although she had written the song with the intent of it being a happy little tune with the effect of a toy box falling open with the goodies, it kinda ended up as a broken-heart song. I'd probably say she needn't feel alone in that respect. There's plenty of sad J-Xmas songs out there.

"Christmas no Yoru" peaked at No. 17 on Oricon.

a lovely chandelier
(the above written by my wonderful niece Emma)

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