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花祭り(Hanamatsuri) The festival of holy fire and water in Japan

020 小鬼たち

Small Onis. They are followers of large one. 小鬼たち。大きな鬼のお供を務めます。They dance around the furnace rapidly. かまどの周りを舞い狂う小鬼たち。

*Hanamatsuri in Tsuki, Touei-cho, Aichi pref. 22th-23th November  1982 and 1983   愛知県東栄町月の花祭り。1982年から1983年にかけての11月22~23日に撮影

Matsui Rena ameba blog 2015/06/20  23:40


Rena speaking.

The other day I announced my graduation during All Night Nippon.
It was still unofficial then, but now details for the graduation concert have been released.

Matsui Rena.SKE48 Graduation Concert in Toyota Stadium ~2588 DAYS~

2015 August 30th (Sunday)

Aichi pref. Toyota Stadium

To think the day has come when a concert title bears my name… I don’t think I have words to express how that make me feel (laughs)
That kind of things tend to embarrass me.
It will be my graduation concert but also our first live in a large venue since a long time. Nagoya Dome maybe? Or am I forgetting something?
But that’s at least how it feels to me.
So that’s why for you all, members, staffs and myself, I want this concert to be the most enjoyable one ever.
I don’t want it to be gloomy.
I want to leave with a smile, make this concert so fun that laughters will echo in the stadium.
You think it’s not like me, right?
Still I want everyone to smile.
Even if they are smiling through their tears.

It may be a farewell to Matsui Rena the idol, but I’m hoping you’ll be looking forward to meet a new me.
I’m not asking for everyone to follow me.
I’m content with the thought that hopefully someday, years later and it will take the time it needs, I’ll be in a place that brings everyone to recognize the choice I make today is the right one.
That’s probably the best repayment I could offer to the people supporting me. (laugh)

And as I say that, I believe I’ll remain who I am no matter what, so I’m just being a pain to deal with as usual.
And I’m happy that there are people saying they like me despite that.

That’s why I want everyone to come and see me.
Let’s laugh together, let’s make great memories.


I’ll be waiting for you.
I’ll be waiting for you praying for the weather to be good by making tons of teruteru bouzu.

I’ve spent approximatively 1/3 of my life here after all.
So yeah, I want to make this moment exceptional.


Smiling through the tears… 2 months left to master that trick. Hmm! ( >x<)


Sakae 1 chome, Chiryu-city, Aichi-pref by kinpi3