Author Archives: Yasuharu Nagura

About Yasuharu Nagura

Born in 1989. Musician. Hideout Records Founder & CEO.

Photography「Les fleurs de Cerisier au Japon」Japan (2022)

「Sakura in Japan」(2022)

I think I was quietly admiring the cherry blossoms at the shrine on a rainy day.

I did nothing in particular.

I threw away the cardboard boxes.

So the neighbors can’t catch me either.

“A block in the parking lot is broken again,” he told me.

Give me a break, anyway.

I don’t want to hear about another broken parking block accident.

All I want is to be able to see the cherry blossoms here peacefully for as long as possible.

The next afternoon, a neighbor kid lost my Easter egg.

And the egg has yet to be found.

The kids never apologize for anything.

Soon I will have to go back to the dump to separate the recyclable from the non-recyclable.

About ten more boxes.

But when I go to the junkyard again, I would like to feel, the cherry blossoms of the shrine.

Reference

Japanese https://note.com/yasuharunagura/n/nb20911feb9d3

Photograhy「HANAMI」Japan (2022)

Afternoon, in the shrine.

All kinds of memories come back to my mind.

March 24, when I went shopping at the supermarket.

Do you have a membership card? Or do you have any membership cards?

How did I answer this question?

I am not obligated to tell you.

But anyway, you see, I am not a member of the supermarket yet.

Last night I was looking at this picture.

Heavy, living cherry blossom in the year 2022.

I had a cup of coffee in my hand, which I bought at a convenience store at that time.

That was my first HANAMI this year.

I was a little slumbering.

I closed my eyes and listened to the sound of the wind.

For about ten minutes, I just relaxed and watched the cherry blossoms.

I was glad I was here and not in a corona.

I am grateful for that.

But at the same time, I can’t help but think with a painful feeling.

I can’t help but think that the Russian and Ukrainian people are somewhere else,

somewhere not so wonderful.

They have gone to war.

Reference

Japanese https://note.com/yasuharunagura/n/nab36431bc255

Photography「Full Bloom」Japan (2022)

I was looking at the plum blossoms. These plums bloomed earlier than cherry blossoms.

I was in a hurry, but there was nothing to worry about.

I was passing the time.

So after depositing at the ATM (I think I put in about 20,000 yen), it was no problem.

I wonder how many more springs I will have.

Reference

Japanese https://note.com/yasuharunagura/n/n8f633db79342

Photography at Shimabara Peninsula, Nagasaki, Japan (2022)

It was a stunning hairpin curve.

There were a few Japanese silver grass blooming in the foreground.

The clear white sky with the ocean in the distance.

My heart was at peace.

I got out of the car with my camera.

There I stared at the mountains, the sky, and the sea in the distance.

Everything was wonderful. Everything.

I am remembering what happened that afternoon.

Reference

Japanese https://note.com/yasuharunagura/n/naad114f615d8

Photography at Unzen City, Nagasaki, Japan (2022)

Here is a sentence I almost wrote before, but never got around to it.

I was once again recalling my first trip to Unzen.

I remember when I took the trail before sunset.

I came to an observatory from which I could see the old town and the Unzen Hell.

I was walking and shuttering, walking and shuttering.

I thought. My life is here.

Reference

Japanese https://note.com/yasuharunagura/n/n1e45b6234306

Photography at Samurai Houses, Nagasaki, Japan (2022)

I was out somewhere in Shimabara, taking as many pictures as I wanted, wherever I wanted.

I would wander around and pass the time at my leisure.

I would stroll through the samurai residences at my leisure.

I would reminisce about my trip alone at my leisure.

I was taking pictures while holding an umbrella.

I remember that.

Reference

Japanese https://note.com/yasuharunagura/n/n12727bdae4c1

Photography at Shimabara City, Nagasaki, Japan (2022)

When I arrived in Shimabara, I first went to Shimabara Castle.

I climbed the stairs of the castle tower up to the 5th floor to the observation deck, where I took pictures.

I am looking out over the Ariake Sea.

I am taking pictures of that sea, a wonderfully beautiful sea.

But what was I thinking at that moment?

I wondered if I could see China in the far distance.

Reference

Japanese https://note.com/yasuharunagura/n/n87fe9915ae9c