サイアノタイプ (Cyanotype) || 暁Records

サイアノタイプ
Cyanotype

original: 芥川龍之介の河童 ~Candid Friend [Akutagawa Ryuunosuke’s Kappa]
from: 東方風神縁 ~ Mountain of Faith

arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: Money Money
circle: 暁Records


“Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.”¹


This is a memory from long, long ago. A small kappa inventor created her first ship. Then, she took her beloved human friend with her on the ship’s maiden voyage. The memories of that day are our last. They are the first blueprint.
-Stack


いつも力付けて皆様、ありがとうございます。これからも英訳を作って日本語を勉強して頑張ります。

I don’t really have a favorite track in „Money Money”, because they’re all too awesome! I was a bit disappointed there’s only one track arranged by ACTRock (I really enjoy his works), but Stack and her brother really know how to create quality music! I’m glad that I own all of Akatsuki’s latest works and will focus on translating all (or at least most) of them. But since I’ve got many exams coming up, translations might be a bit slow. I’m very sorry about that!

Anyways, I’ll work on a review of some Akatsuki albums in the near future to promote a reason why-to-buy their works, so please look forward to it!


ある晴れた春の日 川面のぞく少女
まだ幼い君は 過ちを知らない
aru hareta haru no hi kawamo nozoku shoujo
mada osanai kimi wa ayamachi o shiranai

A girl gazed at the river’s surface on a sunny spring day.
Still fairly young, you didn’t know about mistakes.

創造 溢れる好奇心 満たすために
船を 始まりの舟を作ったのさ
souzou afureru koukishin mitasu tame ni
fune o hajimari no fune o tsukutta no sa

To satisfy my curiosity about crafting,
I built a ship. My first ship.

思い出サイアノタイプ いまはもう
ホコリをかぶっているけど
心の深くで額に入れ 大切に飾っているもの
omoide cyanotype ima wa mou
hokori o kabutte iru kedo
kokoro no fukaku de kaku ni ire taisetsu ni kazatte iru mono

That memorable cyanotype is no more.
I was covered in dust, and yet
This picture is framed and adorning the depths of my heart.

始まりの小舟に、君は友を乗せる
ふたりはちがうもの でも、どうでもいいこと
hajimari no kobune ni, kimi wa tomo o noseru
futari wa chigau mono demo, dou demo ii koto

I’ve been riding my first boat together with you, my friend.
We belong to a different species, but that didn’t matter.

水面、流れてく船は あまりに早く
とたん、投げ出された二人 波に消えた
minamo, nagareteku fune wa amari ni hayaku
totan, nagedasareta futari nami ni kieta

The ship sailing over the water wasn’t that fast.
Just then, we spilled out and disappeared in the waves.

思い出サイアノタイプ いまはもう
作り直すことすらできない
あのとき、あのとき、見逃した間違いを
もう二度としないだけ
omoide cyanotype ima wa mou
tsukurinaosu koto sura dekinai
ano toki, ano toki, minogashita machigai o
mou nidoto shinai dake

That memorable cyanotype is no more.
I wasn’t even able to repair it.
All I can do is to make sure I never repeat
The mistake I overlooked back then.

思い出サイアノタイプ つないだ手
流れに奪われ途切れる 泳いで、泳いで、
「あの船は失敗だ!どうしてだろう、ごめんよ」
omoide cyanotype tsunaida te
nagare ni ubaware togireru oyoide, oyoide,
“ano fune wa shippai da! doushite darou, gomen yo”

A memorable cyanotype. The stream ripped apart
Our entwined hands and took you away. Swim, swim!
“That ship is a failure! But why? I’m so sorry!”

ねえお願い、返事をしてよ
なんで人間は直せないんだ
nee onegai, henji o shite yo
nande ningen wa naosenainda

I beg you, please answer me.
Why can’t humans be repaired?

思い出サイアノタイプ はじまり
最初の失敗作、あれから
どれくらいたくさん発明をしたのかな
ちょっとましになったかな
omoide cyanotype hajimari
saisho no shippaisaku, are kara
dore kurai takusan hatsumei o shita no ka na
chotto mashi ni natta ka na

That memorable cyanotype was the beginning.
I wonder how many things I invented
After my first failed attempt.
I wonder, have I improved?

思い出サイアノタイプ いつでも
絶対に忘れちゃわないように
消えかけた青写真、始まりの物語
最初の設計図
(思い出サイアノタイプ…)
遠い日のふたりの最後の思い出
最初の青写真
omoide cyanotype itsu demo
zettai ni wasurecha wa nai you ni
kiekaketa aojashin, hajimari no monogatari
saisho no sekkeizu
(omoide cyanotype…)
tooi hi no futari no saigo no omoide
saisho no aojashin

That memorable cyanotype will always be.
In order to never forget about it,
I transfer the fading blueprint – our first story –
Onto my first engineering plan.
(The memorable cyanotype…)
Our last memories from that day
Are the first blueprint.

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