Album art.

ラピスラズリの夜に || During a Night of Lapis Lazuli

Album art.

rapisu razuri no yoru ni
During a Night of Lapis Lazuli

Vocals: みぃ (Mie)
Lyrics: ticat
Arranged by: kaztora, with support from AJ
Album: 悪戯センセーション (Mischievous Sensation) [Official site]
Circle: 森羅万象 (Shinra-Bansho)
Event: Reitaisai 14 [RTS14]
Original theme: Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial [月時計 ~ ルナ・ダイアル]

I love the whole album, but this track is one of two that hold a particularly special place in my heart.

Interestingly enough, ticat started off as a Liz Triangle/Shinra-bansho fan, and now they’re writing lyrics for the circle…! According to one of their tweets, lapis lazuli is intended to signify an eternal oath.

This is more of a general note, but three different characters are used for ‘blue’ in each of this song’s choruses: 蒼, 碧, and 青 respectively. This translation uses different words in an attempt to convey the different nuances held by these characters.

非公式の英訳/Unofficial translation

I planted my splendid knife in
And I gently kissed you, like I was caressing your ripe cheek.

I wipe off the dripping juice
and think back over the past.

I had forgotten to wind the screw.
My body sways to and fro’. The music box plays.

The moon, which had turned 360 degrees, and the lake’s rippling surface
shone with a freezing coldness.
Their radiance was like chunks of lapis lazuli shining through the fog
Into the deep blue, into the distance.
I looked at the new moon, quenching my heart.
If only I could have sworn that oath…

I touch the tears of the Earth as they overflow.
Next, I will fill my lungs with them.

“Ever since that day, my broken silver fangs have—“
I should stop telling those old tales.

Even if the deal is weak,
I won’t worry about it and I’ll soar high for that fleeting moment.

The moon, which had revolved a full 360 degrees, danced above the lake.
The lake awaited the thaw, seeking warmth.
It was like chunks of lapis lazuli, fading away
into the jade, into the distance.
I would scream until I could scream no more
if it meant I could swear that oath.

I stand alone during a dark night
in a corner of a terminal station.
I left behind my expectations and my hope
and I closed the door. Hey…

I see. Since the days when I served you, I’ve been fascinated
by the fireworks in the sky I picture in my heart. I long for them.
I knew it all. But I can’t count 100 lights.
“I want to be by your side for even longer…”

The moon, turning 360 degrees, passed by
and erased the thick clouds of mist.
Still, the future is lapis lazuli coloured,
so blue, so close by.
After seizing the future in my hands so it won’t spill out,
I can swear this oath forever…


5 responses to “ラピスラズリの夜に || During a Night of Lapis Lazuli”

  1. ラピスラズリの夜に || 森羅万象 | Petalite Yuu Avatar

    […] ラピスラズリの夜に || Rapisu Razuri no Yoru ni During a Night of Lapis Lazuli Trong đêm của Ngọc Lưu li Album: 悪戯センセーション (Mischievous Sensation) Circle: 森羅万象 (Shinra-bansho) Arrangement: kaztora & AJ Lyrics: ticat Vocal: みぃ (Mie) Original title: 月時計 ~ ルナ・ダイアル (Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial [Sakuya Izayoi’s Theme]) Source: 東方紅魔郷 〜 Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Touhou Koumakyou ~ Embodiment of Scarlet Devil) Event: Reitaisai 14 English Translation: Releska […]


  2. Petalite Yuu Avatar

    The official link you provided leads to Shiawase Egoist. So does the one in the 悪戯センセーション
    Here is the right link:


    1. releska Avatar

      Thanks! I’ve noticed that happening a lot lately – I’ll add another step to my proofreading ritual to make sure it doesn’t happen as often (^_^)b

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Petalite Yuu Avatar

        Proofreading ritual 😮


  3. Meriole Avatar

    This is a really an excellent song.

    It really feels my heart. such a beautiful song and lyrics. I love so much the devotion of Sakuya toward Remilia, when she alsways scare to die in reason of the fact she is human.

    Thanks you Releska, you made my evening ( ˘ω˘ ).

    Liked by 1 person

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