Naoto sent me a link to the short, animated film on youtube titled in (all translations by amateur me)Japanese: Leaving Day.

Leaving Day sung by the J-pop group juleps .

It’s about 4 minutes long and pictures an elephant family. It made my husband cry.

Here’s the translation of the lyrics:

One morning, I opened my eyes

and a god was waiting for me

he quietly told me

the time had come for my life’s end

Why am only I leaving on this journey?

My voice doesn’t touch

the ripples of fate

the important people closest to me,

were they happy?

my lingering worry

when I pass away

cry for me only the first night

see me off with memories of you and I

meeting you was happiness

Look up at the morning sky

and smile

I’ll be in the sunlight,

watching over you

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