Hozyusan Risshakuji Temple is located in Yamadera,
Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture.
Every year on January 17, the Mahaparinirvana Prayer
Service is held at the Nemoto Chudo Hall.
This is a sound of the entire Great Hannya Prayer
Service held in 2016. The prayer, which takes place
in a room with a temperature below 0 degrees Celsius,
lasts for about an hour. The sound of the monks slamming
the sutras on the floor is breathtaking.
There have been many video recordings of the ceremony,
but However, this is the first time in history
that a Risshakuji has given official permission
to record only audio. Please enjoy the primitive sound.
The station is located in Yubiso, Minakami Town, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture. A railway line runs underground as you descend the 500 steps to the station. The sound of the train appearing on the cave like platform with the magnificent reverberations of nature is a must hear.
We recommend viewing with headphones and earphones.
録音機材：SENNHEISER AMBEO VR MIC 現地録音：2020年11月5日 サウンドデザイナー：菅原宏之
With the advent of COVID-19,
the world has lost track of the seasons and the time of day.
This work is expressed as sound art.
Whether it is hot or cold, morning or night,
in the sea or outside… On earth or in the sky,
alive or dead. Is it a reality or an illusion?
It’s hard to tell which is which.
The Japan Sea at 10:00 am and 10:00 pm is recorded.
Using 830Hz (G#) as a fundamental,
the frequency at10:00AM is 830Hz or higher,
and 10:00 PM is a mix of frequency bands below830 Hz.
52 Hz, 104 Hz, 207 Hz, 415 Hz, 830 Hz,
1661 Hz, and 3322 Hz.
Sound design with lifted overtones in the vicinity.
録音機材：SENNHEISER, AMBEO MIC