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The Mythical Tour

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Embrace 04:48
Yaoyorozu 03:33
Machibouke 05:36
Bentenjima 06:00
Seahorse 05:51
Kikugahama 05:45


Last summer, the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Japan showed a downward trend. The declaration of a state of emergency in the country was lifted, and the government-led "Go To Travel" campaign (a word with incorrect grammar but easier to pronounce for Japanese people; Support measures for the depressed tourism industry. We were able to travel domestically on the cheap.) was launched. My wife and I visited Hagi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture and Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. Both cities are rich in history and have many world heritage sites, as well as many myths that have been passed down since ancient times.

While I was enjoying a short trip after a long absence, I felt as if the atmosphere of the old towns, shrines and castles were inviting me into the mythical world.

Shimane Prefecture in particular is known as the "Land of the Gods," and the Izumo Taisha Shrine in particular overwhelmed me with its scale and ancient history.

I may have visited these places without thinking, hoping that the COVID-19 that is spreading around the world will be brought under control. And perhaps this trip was trying to teach me how to overcome this difficult situation.


#3, Yaoyorozu (八百万) means 8 million. It is said that there are 8 million of gods in Japan. In other words, gods exists for everything.

#4, Machibouke (待ちぼうけ) means to keep someone waiting for a long time.

#5, Bentenjima (弁天島) is a small island which has a small shrine, and located in Izumo city, Shimane Pref, Japan. www.izumo-kankou.gr.jp/213

#9, Kikugahama (菊ヶ浜) is a beach, located in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref, Japan. Hagi is well known for its historical place. www.hagishi.com/en/locations/kikugahama/


released May 7, 2021

Written, produced and mastered by Hidekazu Imashige
Cover Photo by Hidekazu Imashige
Shimmering Moods Records 2021
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