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Single by L'Arc-en-Ciel
from the album Ray
Released July 8, 1998
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock
Length 5:09
Label Ki/oon Records
Writer(s) Hyde, Ken
Producer(s) L'Arc-en-Ciel, Hajime Okano
L'Arc-en-Ciel singles chronology
"Dive to Blue"
"Shinshoku (Lose Control)"
"Snow Drop"

"Kasou" (Japanese: 花葬, Kasō?, Flower Burial) is the twelfth single by L'Arc-en-Ciel. It was released simultaneously with "Honey" and "Shinshoku ~Lose Control~" on July 8, 1998.[1] The song was used as the ending theme to TV Asahi's Shinsou Kyumei! Uwasa no Flie. The single debuted at number 4 on the Oricon chart.[2] It was re-released on August 30, 2006.[2] The single was also rerecorded by P'unk~en~ciel in 2012 as "花葬 平成十七年", in the album "P'unk is Not Dead".

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Lyrics Music
1 "Kasou" 5:09 Hyde Ken

Kanji Meaning[edit]

花, pronounced "ka", means "flower". 葬, pronounced "sou", means "burial" or "funeral"
Together, the kanji means "burial flowers" [3]


  1. ^ JaME Retrieved May 18, 2011
  2. ^ a b L'Arc〜en〜Cielのアルバム売り上げランキング Retrieved May 18, 2011
  3. ^ Meaning of Kanji Retrieved March 26, 2012