Author Archives: Yasuharu Nagura

About Yasuharu Nagura

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

Prologue | Photography in Ibusuki, Japan (2020)

Ibusuki’s Sunamushi Onsen is a natural sand bath that is rare in the world and warms the body with the warm sand from the hot springs that spring from the coast.

When you lie down in the sand while listening to the sound of the waves, you will feel like you are embraced by nature. It may be much easier to live in this world without the photography business than without the plumbing work.

However, nothing starts even if I scream in the same place. Outrageous things always happen, which is causing more outrageous things. What a corona era. What a life.

p.s. Take Route 226 south and drive to Ibusuki forever.

Photography in Chiran, Japan (2020)

Chiran Peace Museum preserves and displays materials left by the deceased Army pilots of the unprecedented Tōkko operation in Okinawa during the final moments of World War II. “Tokko” means “Special Attack” in Japanese and refers to a military tactic of ramming attack in which pilots crashed themselves and their aircraft into enemy warships. “Tokko” is better known as “Kamikaze” internationally.

Triangular house is a replica of the real ones where tōkko pilots spent the nights before they took off on a mission. The wooden structures were half-buried and only the roofs were above ground. They were called “triangular houses” because all you could see were the triangular gables.

We all die, no matter who we are. It’s only natural that we will love each other, but that’s not the case. We are threatened by trifles, depressed, and easily defeated by trivial things.


Pearl Habor, U.S.A.

Photography in Kagoshima, Japan (2020)

Everyone is walking around. And I’m there with those people too. But where else can we go? Hot spring? Do you stay at home all day and play as a photographer? Wear a hat or something.

The photographer is not responsible for anything other than what he has taken. There is nothing to bear on the reader other than the effect of the work.

The best readers and the best people are the ones who support me in secret.

p.s. Reiwa Period (2020) Photographs of Sengen-en by Yasuharu Nagura

Epilogue | Photography in Owase, Japan (2020)

I was proud of my mountain climbing and enjoyed much lively scenery. Every day, struggling to connect with the world reminds me of being given great blessings.

This world is beautiful. We are determined to love the numerous joys of the world. I feel that if you look into nature, you will understand everything better.

p.s. I succeeded in climbing Tengukurayama(▲522m) via the Kumano Kodo on November 14, 2020.

Prologue | Photography in Owase, Japan (2020)

An easy way to interact with nature is a trip. The journeys that people who suddenly have free time often bring beauty and satisfaction. I had a happy time. Even now, these photographs will immediately remind me of the fascinating mountains on a small street in Mie prefecture.

p.s. The afternoon I spent traveling was satisfied on November 14, 2020.

Epilogue | Photography in Nakatsugawa, Japan (2020)

The more I walked, the more I wanted to spend in nature. So, I started a short adventure – a trip to Tsukechi Gorge during the autumn leaves season. This expedition brought deep satisfaction. Traveling in mother nature gives you an experience that makes you want to talk to others.

p.s. Taking a short trip into nature and recording on October 31, 2020.

Photography in Sakae, Japan (2020)

Photographs are a way to capture the stories of the past, present, and future.

For me, photography gives me specific things to cling to and remember.

In the picture, everyone will remember the moment and have a slightly different experience.

p.s. I fulfilled my responsibility as a photographer on October 28, 2020.

Epilogue | Photography at Mt. Horaiji, Japan (2020)

The current shape of Mt. Horaiji was formed through a combination of volcanic eruptions that occured about 14 million years ago and the process of erosion that followed. The geological features of the mountain can be characterized as lava that solidfied into rock and volcanic ash.

Its unique mystic landscape with its series of steep cliffs has been captivating people’s hearts since ancient times. Beautiful is not the perfect word. It’s beautiful, but it’s not good and neither not good. It was wonderful.

Prologue | Photography at Mt. Horaiji, Japan (2020)

Mt. Horaiji is 695m above sea level, while the actual height of the mountain from its base to the top is about 475m. Horaiji temple is situated at 450m. The stairs consist of 1,425 stone steps ascending from the foot of the mountain, and is considered to be one of the largest mountain staircase in Japan.

Horaiji temple was constructed in 703. During the Heian period (794 -1192), Mt. Horaiji begame a sacred location mainly for practitioners of Shingon and Tendai sects of Buddihism who wished to acquire Buddhist esoteric teachings by dwelling deep in the mountain.

In 1969, Mt. Horaiji was designated as one of the national parks in the Tenryu-Okuyama region for its rich diversity of flora and fauna – long protected by the Buddhist principle of non-killing, which is carved on the stone tablet placed at the entrance of the mountain.

p.s. I succdeed in climbing Mt. Horaiji (▲684m) on on October 24, 2020.