Aegekai ni Dakarete
Iida's Aegekai ni Dakerete
Single by Iida Kaori
from the album Avenir ~Mirai~
Native title エーゲ海に抱かれて
Released February 4, 2004
Genre J-Pop
Format CD single
Length 14:03
Label Chichuukai LABEL
Producer Tsunku
Iida Kaori Singles Chronology
Next Door no Mukou de Bell ga Natteta 2nd single (2004)

Aegekai ni Dakarete (エーゲ海に抱かれて; Embraced by the Aegean Sea) is the first single by Iida Kaori (released after her second album). It was released on February 4, 2004, when she was still a member of Morning Musume. The song can be found on her 3rd album Avenir ~Mirai~ and the compilation album Petit Best 5.

This single follows in the same footsteps as her previous albums; music with a Mediterranean flare to them. This genre was dubbed as euro-enka by fans and some music critics because of the similarities to Japan’s own folk music style, enka. All songs on this single are in Japanese.

On the same date as the release of the single, Iida released a photobook and a DVD in collaboration with fellow record label artist Aida Shoko (who used to be in the famous Japanese 80’s band Wink). The title of the DVD is Aegekai – Shoko Aida & Kaori Iida DVD (エーゲ海 相田翔子&飯田圭織DVD). It shows Iida and Aida walking through the magnificent landscapes of Greece interacting with the locals, set with beautiful Mediterranean backgroun music. The photobook is called Aegekai – Shoko Aida & Kaori Iida Shashinshuu (エーゲ海―相田翔子&飯田圭織写真集).


Kaori Iida - Aegean Ni Dakarete (MV)

Kaori Iida - Aegean Ni Dakarete (MV)

Aegekai ni Dakarete (MV)

  1. Aegekai ni Dakarete
  2. Saigo no Seppun (最後の接吻; Final Kiss)
  3. Aegekai ni Dakarete (Instrumental)

Single InformationEdit

  1. Aegekai ni Dakarete
  2. Saigo no Seppun
    • Lyrics: Tsunku

Television PerformancesEdit

  • [2004.02.01] Hello! Morning
  • [2004.02.06] AX MUSIC-TV
  • [2004.02.07] Pop Jam

Concert PerformancesEdit

Aegekai ni Dakarete

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 9 12 16 - - - 17 10,691
Total Reported Sales: 12,482


  • First press: an admission ticket for the meet-and-greet events held on February 5th, 8th, and 12th.
  • This is Iida's highest charting music release.

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