Music theme

A Japanese nursery rhyme. Traffic lights in Japan often use this tune when it is safe to walk across the street. The London Bridge is played to this tune also.


Alternate name: 通りゃんせ

The first video game about Tōryanse was released in 1994.

通りゃんせ 通りゃんせ
ここはどこの 細通じゃ

天神さまの 細道じゃ

ちっと通して 下しゃんせ

御用のないもの 通しゃせぬ

この子の七つの お祝いに
お札を納めに まいります

行きはよいよい 帰りはこわい

通りゃんせ 通りゃんせ]]

[[spoiler:Lirics in romaji|
Tōryanse, tōryanse
Koko wa doko no hosomichi ja?

Tenjin-sama no hosomichi ja

Chitto tōshite kudashanse

Goyō no nai mono tōshasenu

Kono ko no nanatsu no oiwai ni
O-fuda wo osame ni mairimasu

Iki wa yoi yoi, kaeri wa kowai

Kowai nagara mo
Tōryanse, tōryanse]]

[[spoiler:nglish tranlation|
Let me pass, let me pass
What is this narrow pathway here?

It's the narrow pathway of the Tenjin shrine

Please allow me to pass through

Those without good reason shall not pass

To celebrate this child's 7th birthday
I've come to dedicate my offering

Going in may be fine, fine, but returning would be scary

It's scary but
Let me pass, let me pass]]