Edo no Temari Uta II

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"Edo no Temari Uta II"
Regular Edition cover
Single by Cute
from the album 4 Akogare My Star
Released July 30, 2008
Format CD, Single V
Recorded 2008
Genre J-pop
Length 10:04
Label Zetima
Producer(s) Tsunku
Cute singles chronology
"Namida no Iro"
"Edo no Temari Uta II"
"Forever Love"
Music video
"Edo no Temari Uta II" on YouTube

"Edo no Temari Uta II" (江戸の手毬唄II?, "Edo Temari Song II") is the sixth major (eleventh overall) single from J-pop teen idol group Cute, released on July 30, 2008. It is the first single to feature all members receiving solo lines. It was released both as a normal edition and limited edition. The limited edition has eight interchangeable covers, and the first press of both versions contained a card with a serial number, used in the "lottery" promotional event. The single's main vocalist is Airi Suzuki, who is also the center with Saki Nakajima. The single peaked at #5 on the Oricon Chart, lasting 4 weeks,[1][2] whereas the Single V peaked at #21 and lasted 3 weeks.[3] The song also ranked #200 in the overall 2008 charts.

The song supposedly tells the (rumored) story of the Great Fire of Meireki, also known as the "Furisode Fire". It was originally written for Hiroshi Itsuki, but when Tsunku heard it and enjoyed it he asked for permission for Cute to sing it instead, to which Hiroshi obliged.[4]

At the end of 2008, for the song "Edo no Temari Uta II", which was chosen as one of the best works of the year, Cute was nominated for the main Japan Record Award but lost to Exile and had to be content with a Gold Award.[5][6][7]

Track listings[edit]

CD single[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Edo no Temari Uta II" (江戸の手毬唄II, "Edo Temari Song II") Lyrics: Osamu Yoshioka, Music: Ryudo Uzaki  
2. "Wasuretakunai Natsu"" (忘れたくない夏, "Unforgettable Summer") Tsunku  
3. "Edo no Temari Uta II (Instrumental)" (江戸の手毬唄II(Instrumental))    

DVD single[edit]

  1. "Edo no Temari Uta II" (江戸の手毬唄II?)
    • Note: This is the PV of the song.
  2. "Edo no Temari Uta II (Dance Shot Ver.)" (江戸の手毬唄II (Dance Shot Ver.)?)
  3. "Jacket Satsuei Making" (ジャケット撮影 メイキング?, "Jacket Photography - Making Of")


Chart (2008) Peak
Oricon Daily Singles Chart 3
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[2] 5
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 200
Billboard Japan Hot 100[8] 23
Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay 91
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales 8


Japan Record Awards[edit]

The Japan Record Awards is a major music awards show held annually in Japan by the Japan Composer's Association.

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2008 "Edo no Temari Uta II" / Cute Gold Award[5][6][7] Won
Grand Prix[5][6] Nominated
See also


  1. ^ "C-ute - Releases - Oricon Style Music" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 2010-03-09. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "江戸の手毬唄II ℃-uteのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  3. ^ "C-ute - Releases - Oricon Style Music (Single V)" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Edo no Temari Uta II" (in Japanese). Tsunku. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  5. ^ a b c "50th Japan Record Awards". Tokyograph. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  6. ^ a b c "EXILE, Jero win Japan Record Awards". Tokyograph. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  7. ^ a b "℃-uteが4枚目のアルバム「憧れ My STAR」発売". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  8. ^ "Billboard JAPAN Hot 100". Hanshin Contents Link Corporation & Prometheus Global Media, LLC. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 

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