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by  Shoko Matsuyama

“I wan born in the outskirts of Tokyo.

But my parents were born in Tohoku(The north of japan)

I wonder wether the recollection inherits.

I feel anyway nostalgia for Tohoku,

even without the experience of dark winter seasons which close the people in for a long time.

I went there also for visiting a grave this year.

Tohoku is a place where the native people respected and worshiped the nature,

and it was a place for praying.

I hope that we could recognize again the threat of nature

which we start forgetting because of our arrogance,

and retain reverently traces of our culture

which we built up for a long time.”

The place of prayer, 24, August. 2011

© Shoko Matsuyama

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