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From the translator’s journal ~Spirituality~

Master the art
not searching for the peak.

I was thrilled
when I saw it.

The performance of
Yuzuru Hanyu,
figure skater.

Now I understand
why he is called ethereal.
The beauty of his skating!

Because of its spirituality
sport can move people,
not the art itself.

The figure of the result
is somehow metaphysical…

Thank you, all the athletes,
for your thrilling achievement!
(February 10, 2020)

Teruko Yamakawa (translaor)