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Youth, Scale the Mountain of Kosen-rufu of the 21st Century


Ai-suru kimita-chi yo, ki-mi-ra ko-o-so
Yu-u, yu-u taru, ta-i-ga no nagare-e-da
(My beloved youth, you yourselves
are the grand and mighty flowing river)

Youth, the century belongs to you
The reason why you were born
Kosen-rufu, without you its all just a dream
Scale the mountain right in front of you
Bravely give your all!
Step by step, one by one
Holding high the banner of the Mystic Law
Living dedicated to the path
Through the harsh reality, we advance as one

Forever youth arise, hope is to realize
The truth that lives inside, to manifest our dream for peace
Forever with Sensei we fight, never stop
‘Til our dream, our dream is alive
And we have won

After President Ikeda introduces the poem, “Youth, Scale the Mountain of Kosen-rufu of the 21st Century,” he performs several traditional Japanese songs for the members, Oita, December 1981. Photo: Seikyo Press.
After President Ikeda introduces the poem, “Youth, Scale the Mountain of Kosen-rufu of the 21st Century,” he performs several traditional Japanese songs for the members, Oita, December 1981. Photo: Seikyo Press.

Forever youth arise, hope is to realize
The truth that lives inside, to manifest our dream for peace
Forever with Sensei we fight, never stop
‘Til our dream, our dream is alive
And we have won

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