Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu

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"Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu"
Single by Candies
from the album Candy Label
B-side Orenji no Umi
Released June 21, 1977
Genre J-pop
Length 5:20
Label CBS Sony
Writer(s) Makoto Kitajō, Juichi Sase
Candies singles chronology
"Yasashii Akuma"
"Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu"
"Un, Deux, Trois"

"Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu" (暑中お見舞い申し上げます Midsummer Greetings?) is the fifteenth single by Japanese girl group Candies, released on June 21, 1977. It sold over 298,000 copies.[1]

The song appeared on their 1977 album Candy Label.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu" (暑中お見舞い申し上げます?, "Midsummer Greetings")
    • Lyrics: Makoto Kitajō / Music: Juichi Sase / Arrangement: Kōji Makaino
  2. "Orenji no Umi" (オレンジの海 "Orange Sea"?)
    • Lyrics: Makoto Kitajō / Music & Arrangement: Yūsuke Hoguchi

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 5

Cute Version[edit]

"Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu"
°C-ute Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu Regular Edition (EPCE-5644) cover.jpg
Regular Edition cover
Single by Cute
from the album Shocking 5
B-side Zansho Omimai Mōshiagemasu.
Released July 1, 2009
Genre J-pop
Label Zetima
Writer(s) Makoto Kitajō, Juichi Sase
Cute singles chronology
"Bye Bye Bye!"
"Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu"
"Everyday Zekkōchō!!"
Music video
"Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu"
on YouTube

"Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu" is Hello! Project girl group Cute's 9th single, a cover of the original by Candies, released on July 1, 2009.[3][4][5] It was released in a normal, CD-only edition, and a limited edition with a bonus DVD.[3][6] It peaked at number 5 in the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu" (暑中お見舞い申し上げます?, "Midsummer Greetings")
    • Lyrics: Makoto Mitajō / Music: Juichi Sase / Arrangement: Shōichirō Hirata
    • This song was used as the Japan Post Service Company's "Summer Greetings 2009" image song.
  2. "Zansho Omimai Mōshiagemasu." (「残暑 お見舞い 申し上げます。」?, "Late Summer Greetings.")
  3. "Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu (Instrumental)"


Chart (2009) Peak
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[7] 5
Billboard Japan Hot 100[8] 20
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales 5
Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay 51

Other cover versions[edit]

Japanese girl group SweetS also released a cover of this song in 2004.


  1. ^ "Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts) - Singles Chart Daijiten - Candies" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  2. ^ Japanese Wikipedia on 'Shochū Omimai Mōshiagemasu', Retrieved 2008-10-13[better source needed]
  3. ^ a b "℃-ute、ニューシングルで昭和の名サマーチューンをカバー". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  4. ^ "℃-ute話題のカバー&アンサーソングを超~先行配信". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  5. ^ "℃-ute、浴衣姿で1日郵便局長&新曲を披露". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  6. ^ "Hello! Project Official Site - °C-ute - Discography" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  7. ^ a b "暑中お見舞い申し上げます ℃-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. 
  8. ^ "Billboard JAPAN Hot 100". Hanshin Contents Link Corporation & Prometheus Global Media, LLC. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 

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