幻想星神信仰 // 凋叶棕

rdwl-0030Title: 幻想星神信仰 (Belief in an Illusory Star God)
Circle: 凋叶棕 (Diao ye zong)
Vocals: Φ串Φ (Kushi)
Arrange: RD-Sounds
Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Album: 彁
Event: Comiket 97 (2019-12-31)
Original track: 秘神マターラ ~ Hidden Star in All Seasons.

This was undeniably the hardest song I had to translate in a while, even harder than “To Heavens”. As you can see, huge parts of the lyrics are written only in hiragana, so I based most of my interpretation of this song on both Okina’s background in Touhou as well as who the mysterious buddhist God, Matarajin was (which there is not a lot of information about, hence all the secrets and concealed things). And just as the actual God, Okina is a mash-up of various gods, including the God of Stars.
The song seem to regard being born under an unlucky star and how Okina’s identity is in itself unfortunate, despite bing the God who controls the stars as well.

KANITAMA‘s article proved to be of huge help in the making of this translation – it is definitely not the best one that could possibly be made, but it was definitely the best that I could give. Hopefully more of them come soon so we hopefully gain a better insight on this text.

ゲニヤサバナム seems to be some kind of chant to disperse evil spirits.


ひとのこみなみなまいおどるがいい
たといいかなるほしのもとにあれども

hito no ko mina mina mai odoru ga ii
tatoi ikanaru hoshi no moto ni are domo

Oh, all children of men, dance, dance as you please
No matter which star you happened to be born under

いずこ いずこよりきても
それで いずこへもゆけぬ

izuko izuko yori kite mo
sore de izuko he mo yukenu

No matter, no matter where you came from
Now, you cannot go anywhere

ほしの ほしのさだめなれば
それが なんじがしゅくなり

hoshi no hoshi no sadame nareba
sore ga nanji ga shuku nari

If such, if such is the star’s fate
Then when shall your blessing come?

かく
したがうものは
まつろうものは

kaku
shitagau mono wa
matsurou mono wa

Thus
All that obey
All that worship

だれが それをのぞんでは
それの いずるほしのした

dare ga sore wo nozonde wa
sore no izuru hoshi no shita

Who might’ve wished for that
To be born under such a star

ひせよ されどまつるなくば
げにも さわりはなされん

hise yo saredo matsuru nakuba
geni mo sawari wa nasaren

Conceal it, if you do not worship me
Indeed, you must not touch upon it

そう恨みもて かくは
怖れもて かくは

sou urami mote kaku wa
osore mote kaku wa

Yes, bear that malice!
Oh bear that reverence, as such is

お前の宿星

omae no hoshi

Your fated star

流竄れて 交懐れば
ひととして いのちをもち
うまれたものをなぜ

nagarete maji wareba
hito to shite inochi wo mochi
umareta mono wo naze

They are washed away banished, and meet together
As a human blessed with life
Who had been born, why is it that

隔てて 背負わせる
その碍のあってなお崇めるなら
神とも神と

hedatete seowaseru
sono kabe no atte nao agameru nara
kami tomo kami to

We are burdened by that separation
And we worship that barrier now
As a God of all Gods…

いずこ いずこもしらねど
それが あるとこはしれり

izuko izuko mo shiranedo
sore ga aru toko wa shireri

I may not, I may not know where
But I am certain that place exists

ほしの ほしのおわすなれば
それが なんじがしゅくなり

hoshi no hoshi no o-wasu nareba
sore ga nanji ga shukunari

If such is, if such is the will of the stars
Then when shall your blessing come?

かく
とうときものよ
あてなるものよ

kaku
toutoki mono yo
ate naru mono yo

Thus
All that are dear to me
All that are trustworthy

だれも それをのぞまずも
それが ほしであるならば

dare mo sore wo nozomazu mo
sore ga hoshi dearu naraba

No one might’ve wished for that
But if such are the stars…

げにも おそろしきよにも
ひして さわりなきことを

geni mo osoroshiki yo ni mo
hishite sawari naki koto wo

Indeed, it is a fearsome world
And I conceal what I don’t want to be touched

そう崇めてよ かくも
求めてよ かくも

sou agamete yo kaku mo
motomete yo kaku mo

Yes, worship me!
Oh yes, yearn after me, as

お前が宿星

omae ga hoshi

You are a fated star

流竄れて 交懐わらず
かみとして なをもたずに
うまれたものでさえも

nagarete majiwarazu
kami to shite na wo motazu ni
umareta mono de sae mo

They are washed away banished, never meeting
Even though as a God, I had been born
Without a name

その名を 背負わせる
その磯のあってなお崇めるのか

sono na wo seowaseru
sono kabe no atte nao agameru no ka

I have to bear this name
And we worship that barrier now…?

遠く遠き世界にも その宿星を未だ
全て忘られはせず 負うというなら

tooku tooki sekai ni mo sono hoshi wo imada
subete wasurerare wa sezu ou to iu nara

If in a distant, far off world, I am still bearing
That fated star, never forgetting about anything

遠く遠き世界にも その宿星も又た
全て忘られはせず 輝くのだろう!

tooku tooki sekai ni mo sono hoshi mo mata
subete wasurerare wa sezu kagayaku no darou!

If in a distant, far off world, never forgetting about anything, 
That fated star, is still shining…!

強くも 立つがいい
娑婆こそが おまえたちが
生きる現世であるならば

tsuyoku mo tatsu ga ii
koko koso ga omae tachi ga
ikiru yo dearu naraba

Now, stand strong!
This corrupt world place
Is the one you live in, after all!

背負うは その宿星を
そしてこの世に並び立たんことを
神さえ神とて

seou wa sono hoshi wo
soshite kono yo ni narabi tatan koto wo
kami sae kami tote

I bear the burden of that fated star
And all of the things in this world
Despite being a God, because I’m a God

かくて

kakute

Like this, 

神とも神と

kami tomo kami to

As a God of all Gods…

2 thoughts on “幻想星神信仰 // 凋叶棕

  1. Hi nazohato!
    I’m so glad you read my article.

    「神とも神と」 is quoted from a poem read by a certain person when Kawakatsu Hata defeated the god of eternity.
      * According to one theory, Kawakatsu Hata s identified with Matara-jin.

      太秦は 神とも神と 聞こえくる 常世の神を 打ち懲ますも
      Uzumasa ha kami tomo kami to kikoekuru tokoyo no kami wo uchikitamasumo
    (Katsukawa Hata is called the God of Gods, because defeated the God of eternity.)

    「神とも神と」means “the God of Gods”, and “some kind of chant to disperse evil spirits” is not 「神とも神と」, but 「ゲニヤサバナム」.

    I’m sorry to make you confused.

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