Umi Yukaba

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Umi Yukaba (海行かば?) is a Japanese patriotic song (gunka) based on a waka poem by Ōtomo no Yakamochi in the Man'yōshū. As set to music in 1937 by Kiyoshi Nobutoki (信時 潔 Nobutoki Kiyoshi?) it has been popular during and also after World War II.

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Umi Yukaba was sung before takeoff by many Kamikaze suicide attack pilots in the final stages of the Pacific War.[citation needed]

Umi Yukaba is also the name of a 1983 Japanese film.

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