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Single by Shizuka Kudo
ReleasedNovember 5, 2008 (2008-11-05)
LabelPony Canyon
  • Miyuki Nakajima
  • Ichizō Seo
Shizuka Kudo singles chronology
"Amayo no Tsuki ni"
"Yukigasa" / "Night Wing"
"Kimi ga Kureta Mono"
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"Yukigasa" (雪傘ゆきがさ, lit. "Snow Umbrella") is a song recorded by Japanese singer Shizuka Kudo. It was released as a double A-side single alongside "Night Wing" by Pony Canyon on November 5, 2008.[1]

Background and composition[]

"Yukigasa" is Kudo's first single to be released as a double A-side, with "Night Wing". The 1998 B-side "In the Sky", from the single "Kirara", was treated as an A-side, but never officially released as such. "Yukigasa", as well as "Night Wing", was written and composed by Miyuki Nakajima,[2] and arranged by Ichizō Seo.[3] The single marks Kudo's first collaboration with Nakajima in two years, since "Clāvis (Kagi)". It is described as a "feminine" ballad.[4] Lyrically, the song tells a winter love story of a woman finally finding someone to spend her birthday with. The song is composed in the key of C minor and Kudo's vocals span from G3 to B4 in modal voice, and up to C5 in head voice.

Chart performance[]

"Yukigasa" debuted at number 75 on the Oricon Singles Chart, with 1,000 copies sold.[5] The single charted for two weeks and sold a total of 2,000 copies.[6] It also charted on Billboard Japan's Top Single Sales chart, on which it peaked at number 88.[7]

Cover version[]

In 2010, Nakajima recorded a cover of "Yukigasa" as a bonus track for her album, Mayonaka no Dōbutsuen.[8]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Miyuki Nakajima.

1."Night Wing"
  • Ichizō Seo
2."Yukigasa" (雪傘, "Snow Umbrella")
  • Seo
3."Night Wing" (Less Vocal)
  • Seo
4."Yukigasa" (Less Vocal)
  • Seo
Total length:20:17


Chart (2008) Peak
Japan Weekly Singles (Oricon)[9] 75
Japan Top Singles Sales (Billboard)[7] 88


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  2. ^ "SONGS 第67回 工藤静香". NHK. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "工藤静香 / NIGHT WING / 雪傘". CDJournal. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "工藤静香「NIGHT WING/雪傘」". Billboard Japan. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "1987.08.31 工藤静香 アイドル・ポップ・データベース". Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "工藤静香 - アーティスト別シングル売上補完". @wiki. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Jump up to: a b "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "中島みゆき、最新アルバム含む3作品一挙リリース". Natalie. August 19, 2010. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "NIGHT WING/雪傘 工藤静香". Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
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