Wednesday, February 04, 2015


Translation to English by OhnoDiscovery@tumblr

2015.02.04 AD - Flawless beauty.

Good morning. This is Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi.
Here’s today’s thought of the day; come on!
"Heavenly garment without seams(teni muhou).”[1]

[BGM ‘Monster’]

'Heavenly' is written with the character 天 for 'ceiling' (天井), 衣 for 'clothes' (衣類). 'Without seams' is written with 無 for 'nothing' (無い) and 'to sew' (縫う).

This means that a heavenly garment is perfect without any embroidery, without intentionally applying any technique to make its appearance look good. It’s just naturally beautiful as it is. This is a four-word idiom to describe a person who is innocent and without affectation or seeming forced.

Ah, so just as they are originally. So just being naturally beautiful. There are things like that, right? You can name as many as you like. Of course, putting it simply, there’s Mount Fuji. Without doing anything. And then there’s also the sea.

Man, I went fishing. At the start of the year. I caught sea bream. My time had come! I mean, I’ve never had any luck with sea bream before.

I used shrimp for bait and did the tenya method. I only caught one, though.
And then there’s something called a ‘sea bream rubber’ - it’s a lure. I’ve never once fished any with the fake. I’ve attracted really huge ones before, but they found out halfway. That was 3-4 years ago. Since then, I’ve never managed to catch one. I haven’t really been able to go, either.

But this year, I thought I’d conquer this. Like it’d never end at this rate. So with 2 like-minded friends, the 3 of us went.

And then at first, for 3-4 hours we didn’t catch anything. Well, the tide had stopped and so on, there were all sorts of factors. So once the tide had started moving again, we figured, 'well, whatever goes'. So everyone was feeling like that. Like, 'Let's see who will fish a sea bream first'.

That’s right. At first, one of my friends caught one. "Ah, here it is! That’s great! Beautiful, isn’t it? That sea bream."

It was roughly 1.5 kilograms. It was a beautiful sea bream. "Ahh, that’s great!"

The ones who hadn’t caught any, myself and the other friend, we were saying, "Just looking at it is satisfying". We said that to the one who caught it.

Then that friend also caught one! "Oh! Got a bite!" So I was the only one left behind at that point.

'Ahh, it's over!” I thought. I began to fish in earnest. And then my greedy intent started coming out. I think it was even conveyed through my fishing rod. I couldn’t catch a single thing. 'I give up!' I thought. 'I beg you! Let me get even a bite at this point! Even if gets away… If I don't catch anything, that'd be so dull!' So that’s what I was thinking all the while.

Gugugu… gugugu… And there it was! So I got a bite. 'Got a bite!' I thought. And then lo and behold, I pulled up a sea bream. So we all caught one each! It was bliss. Victory from the very start of the year. So this year should be a good one for Ohno Satoshi. Off to a good start!

That’s all; this was Ohno Satoshi! 


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