Sunday, September 27, 2009

Asahi Waterfall

The Asahi Waterfall is the physical inspiration for sound within Taki Ochi; one of the most revealing honkyoku of the Taizan-ha repetoire. To be like water...

The Asahi waterfall, located about 2 kilometers from the village of Kuzureno, is 5 meters wide and drops about 100 meters down. Falling in three levels, it freezes over in the bitter cold of winter.

Measuring frozen sound...bigger means a better harvest for the next season.