How well you LISTEN will determine your future. But also, the future of Amami Islands; one of the world’s most diverse, unique, beautiful and mysterious spots on the earth. Amami is at a turning point – one that will determine its future – if all LISTEN well, we have no doubt the future of Amami will be heavenly! This issue offers a direct canal to tune into the vibrations of Amami and begin a journey in which the ultimate satisfaction lies in how well you LISTEN.
AMAMI is a ‘LISTNERS’ paradise. If you are a diver there are the sonar sounds of the whales speaking a galactic underwater gargle. If you’re a surfer there are the sounds of the wind blowing in messages from abroad. If you’re a hiker there are the 260+ species of birds and plethora of frogs singing and chirping their soothing and meditational songs. and if you are one that just strolls about there are the sounds of the Shamisen being played about the neighborhood each note drifting from one house to the next via open windows, doors, ears and hearts.
Traveling and listening with us on this trip are artist, Miroco Machiko and textile-dyer Yukihito Kanai . So LISTEN up! Tune in! Think! Feel! And help make Amami’s future via the power of LISTENING.