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Promo shot from the Aegekai – Shoko Aida & Kaori Iida Shashinshuu

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. The title of the DVD is Aegekai – Shoko Aida & Kaori Iida 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".


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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