“Let’s take awe-inspiring photos for the
new-year first episode!”
Responding to what Sakurai-kun said above, Aiba-kun x Ohno-kun headed Kyudojo
(Kyudo practice hall). Dressing in hakama and learning the basic action,
holding the bow and arrow they had the shooting practice. In the chilliness and
tranquility with tension, they their concentrating facial expression was
serious. At the end, from near distance the two shot the target! After their
first-time challenge of kyudo, they had this conversation.
Aiba: Today we also had prized experience too. It’s my very first time
practicing kyudo. The bow was bigger than what I have been thinking, there was
a unique nervousness! I concretely felt that it is a sports which trains both
the body and the mind.
Ohno: (Nodding) Though I had bit practice just then and it was fun, I think it
would be very difficult and hard if it is done properly.
A: That shooting the target, that was coincidence only. In such short time the
arm and chest was trembling! This time everyone from the kyudo club who offered
support to this project were smart. In terms of club activities, during my
secondary school study, I played basketball. What remained in my memory is,
when I was year 1 I had tough fundamental training. During the newcomer
contest, I was hit by basketball on my face, in order to stop my nose bleeding
[it] was stuffed with tissue papers, I couldn’t forget it (giggle).
O: Though I was in the badminton club, I supported on the fundamental training
(giggle). I joined the training just when I used the racket and shuttle at
gymnasium. But, I was pretty strong during contest (grin). From I was small, I
played badminton a lot with my mother.
A: That’s great indeed! Leader acts a character which has physical action in
your upcoming movie right (“Shinobi no Kuni” to be released this summer)? How was
the sword fight scene?
O: I recalled my time acting in theatre and it was reminiscing. Because a
little mistake would lead to injury, I have been very tense during filming.
A: Indeed, practice like Budo (Japanese martial arts) creates “‘do’ [cult /
practice / way of life]” and it is not an easy task. Though I have
O: “Do” is also related to culture. I have learned Sado [cult / practice of
tea] during event (2015 Waku Waku School) and it was impressive. There were
lots of delicate etiquettes and it was a depth of knowledge!
A: I am thinking about the skillful “do” of other members…… Let’s talk about
O: Matsujun, since he adopts healthy diet, shouldn’t he be “dietary life-do” [cult
of adopting healthy diet]? Nino is…… magic, [though] I haven’t seen him play
A: Good, “magic-do”. Sho-chan goes to various places for location filming of
variety programmes, “solitary travel-do”. Leader is “overseas drama-do”.
The whole DVD series set I and Nino gifted you as
birthday gift (giggle).
O: I shall be getting into it (giggle). Aiba-chan is, the delivery shop you
recommended to me the other day was great, so you are “home delivery-do”!
A: I’ll have stock again (giggle). Really it would be great if we two talk
about “idol-do”…… actually I don’t know what “idol-do” is. It’d be great if
someone can tell me what it is.
O: There is no standard answer isn’t it. I also have no particular awareness of
A: Now, what is important is, “the status of doing what we want to do in
full enthusiasm”. And then, if people watching our TV programmes and concerts
can enjoy them, it would be very fortunate to us.