Beginning of Summer (Rikka) / The 24 Solar Terms | The Seasons of Yamato | NHK World – Japan | May 19, 2021 (Short Film – video link)

From The Seasons of Yamato series of NHK World-Japan.
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Beginning of Summer (Rikka) / The 24 Solar Terms

This program was broadcast on May 19, 2021.

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5 min
Chogakuji Temple is known as the Flower Temple. Every year in early summer, Kakitsubata (water iris) plays the leading role. A thousand irises bloom in front of the main hall. 
In the blue-violet paradise that appeared on the water, a dragonfly stated, “I’m here.” A stone Buddha statue looking down there might have smiled at it.

*According to the 24 Solar Terms of Reiwa 3 (2021), Rikka is from May 5 to 21.



Series Summary:
Here is the high-resolution movie by Koichi Hozan, a videographer living in Nara Prefecture, with exclusive pieces which a pianist, Mine Kawakami, played on the “Hyakunen (100-year-old) Piano.” 
The light and sound create a poetic video to make you experience each season.

Cast (Piano): Mine Kawakami
“Yamato-no-Kisetsu,” composed by Mine Kawakami


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