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Hear/I am.

About a month ago the year turned. While it was turning I rushed to a close by temple for the once-a-year opportunity to hit a big bronze bell they got there with a rather large log positioned to swing horizontally.

The bell is there year-round but I waited a whole year, for I feel too polite to just walk up there any old time and hit it as I like, the booming resonance it produces.

I had an opportunity to talk with the head monk afterwards, a carefree random chat the first thing in the year. He told me of what’s been taught to him, to find “Hotoke” – by whom no words be voiced – listen to the water, the wind…

The footage was of the sea lit with the first sunlight of the year. Make sure to get the full range of audio frequency.

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Illuminated Shadows (Happy Holidays!)

The whole thing was shot on the 23rd of December, 2014. From a window of a “design station” (as in design hotel) with a floating lounge overlooking Pacific, then at a Christmas “illumination” event, where the whole town square was lit too bright and over saturated.
The sound, I took it off a webcast at slooh.com for Ursid Meteor shower that was taking place on the same day. I recall it said was recorded in Canary Islands.

Happy Holidays everyone, wish you all a wonderful time. Be safe, keep warm (if applicable), and stay cool. Cheers.

画像は23日に撮影。最初の場面は某市の震災後やけくそで建てたとしか思えないデザインステーションのラウンジ(?)から、残りはクリスマスイルミネーションイベントで。
音源は同日同時進行していた小熊座流星群の音をslooh.comでやっていたウェブキャストからいただいたもの。カナリア諸島で録音していたと確か書いてあった気がします。

では皆様、よいおとしを。