Friday, September 29, 2006

Hanshin Tigers

Talking about my love for Japan again, I fell in love with Hanshin Tigers a couple of months ago.

Hanshin Tigers is a Japanese Baseball team and their home is located in Koshien (Nishinomiya, between Kobe and Osaka). They have won the Central League five times (1962, 1964, 1985, 2003, 2005) and the Japan Series once (1985). The have a change to win the the Central league again, but it means that they have to win all games from Chunichi, and Chunichi have to lose a couple of games. Ganbare!! (goodluck)

My parents-in-law (especially my Okasan(mother)-in-law) are big Tigers fans since they were children, and because of them I am getting a big Tigers fan. I love the game because I can watch it everyday, they have a great team, and especially the Tigers Fans are just CRAZY!! They sing the whole game, and cheer for the tigers in good and bad times, and are very loyal to there team.

You won't only find Hanshin tigers in the Kobe-Osaka area, but also in the whole Kansai area and true out all of Japan.

The fight song of the Tigers "Rokko Oroshi" (The Wind of Mount Rokko) is a popular song in the Kansai area. It can even be found at karaoke boxes.

Rokko Oroshi
Rokko oroshi ni sasso to
Soten kakeru nichirin no
Seishun no haki uruwashiku
Kagayaku wagana zo Hanshin Taigasu
O-o-o-o Hanshin Taigasu

Toshi hatsuratsu tatsu ya ima
Nekketsu sude ni teki o tsuku
Ju-o no iki takaraka ni
Muteki no warera zo Hanshin Taigasu
O-o-o-o Hanshin Taigasu

The Wind of Mount Rokko
(An official English version, not a direct translation)

Dashing swiftly through the wind blowin' from Rokko
Like the big sun soaring in the clear blue sky
Mighty spirit of the youth shows the victor's grace
The name that shines in glory "Hanshin Tigers"
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Hanshin Tigers
Hooray, Hooray, Hooray, Hooray!

Powerful hits and skillful pitch achieved a thousand times
Trained with every discipline here at Koshien
Crowned with constant victory glorious, matchless feat
Always proud, invincible "Hanshin Tigers"
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Hanshin Tigers
Hooray, Hooray, Hooray, Hooray!

Hanshin Tigers their Official Website:

Forever Love to Tigers!!!


BSTrubClub said...

Was told once they were the "Japanese Red Sox", which means they must be cool!

BSTrubClub said...

thanks for the awesome comments. you wouldnt happen to know of any websites I happened to miss for the tigers, especially say somewhere they might webcast the games, or more info sites for sad sap not japanese speakers like me?