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The Dance of the Caterpillars
毛虫のダンス
Kemushi no dansu

Dance of the Caterpillars

Translated by Sarah Ikeya
翻訳:いけや咲良

In the fall, when the moon is just right ...
秋の時、月が最適です。。
Aki no toki, tsuki ga saitekidesu. . .

The deep-throated croak of the toads goes “boom – boom - boom.”
ヒキガエルの深いしわがれ声は、"-ブーム-ブームブーム"になる
Hikigaeru no fukai shiwagare-goe wa, " - būmu - būmubūmu" ni naru

A sound, like that of a fiddle, drifts through the air… when the crickets rub their wings together.
音は、フィドルのそのような、空気を通ってドリフトは...コオロギが一緒に翼をこすりとき。
Oto wa, fidoru no sono yōna, kūki o tōtte dorifuto wa... Koorogi ga issho ni tsubasa o kosuri toki.

Then the frogs begin to sing, ever so sweetly.
その後、カエルは、やさしくに歌い始める
Sonogo, kaeru wa, yasashiku ni utai hajimeru

Enchanted by the music and led by fairies
音楽に魅せられて、妖精に導かれた
Ongaku ni mise rarete, yōsei ni michibika reta

The caterpillars gather in the garden, among the flowers and gnomes.
毛虫が花や地の精の間で、庭に集まる.
Kemushi ga hana ya chi no sei no ma de, niwa ni atsumaru.
And there, they begin to dance. They wiggle and shake as fairies fly above them.
そしてそこに、彼らが踊りだす。彼らは小刻みと妖精がその上に飛ぶ。
Soshite soko ni, karera ga odori dasu. Karera wa kokizami to yōsei ga sono ue ni tobu.

They dance under fallen leaves and on top of mushrooms.
落ち葉の下に、キノコの上にこれらのダンス.
Ochiba no shita ni, kinoko no ue ni korera no dansu.

One behind the other, they “cha – cha – cha” up one side of the pagoda,
他の背後に、彼らは"チャ-チャ-チャ"塔のいずれかの面を上にして,
Ta no haigo ni, karera wa" cha - cha - cha"-tō no izure ka no men o ue ni shite,

over the top
上に
Ue ni

and down the other side.
対側に下へ行く.
Tai-gawa ni shita e iku.