12 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake

The scars from the loss of a beloved family member are still very much present 12 years later, and this time of year evokes a tingling sadness.

Especially when I touch the memories, it is not like when touching a recovered scar, nor is it like when touching a scar that has been damaged by nerves and is numb. Rather, the exposed nerves are exposed to the air and well up with a rawness that makes you want to scream out loud.

It is as if you are trapped in a complex sensation of wanting to jump out of the reality you are in, and of waiting for something to cover your scars.

In either case, it is up to one’s own mind to free or constrain oneself.

The 3rd Book “With The Phone of the Wind” Publishing

On 11 July, my third book, “With the Phone of the Wind”, was published.

Eleven years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Last year marked 10 years, and although we thought we had reached a milestone, many people affected by the disaster are still suffering from a variety of problems. In particular, the grief of losing a loved one does not heal over time, but is perceived in very different ways depending on the individual circumstances of the disaster, and the scars of losing a loved family member are ever-present.

Through the practical activities of the Wind Telephone Service, I have been asking myself questions such as “Why do people who have lost loved ones build a wall around themselves?”, “Why is it important to redirect our attention?” and “How can we overcome grief and suffering?”. I also came to the conclusion that organizing and deepening my previous writings and thoughts would help people to better understand the “The Phone of the Wind”.

Although there is some overlap with my previous two books, “The Phone of the Wind: 6 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake. What we can see through The Phone of the Wind” and “’The Phone of the Wind’ and Grief Care: To stay considerate of heart, I have added some writing to what I have said and written on various occasions and quoted from conversations with various people. This book will give you a glimpse of the “The Phone of the Wind” activities over the past 11 years.

It is on sale at bookstores nationwide or Amazon.

English version HP opened

The English version of “Bell Gardia KUJIRAYAMA” has been opened.

We have received many inquiries from overseas, and we would appreciate it if you could learn about Bergardia Kujirayama and The Phone of the Wind.

You can also access to Japanese site, click “日本語(JAPANESE)” in the menu.

The wind lives in a green space

The cherry blossoms bloomed about a week earlier than usual this year.

The cherry blossoms are over, and the season of fresh green with a fragrant wind has come. It’s my favorite season.

This year, 10 years after the great earthquake, I have been busy with interviews since around January. However, as soon as 3.11 passed, I felt that the noise became so quiet that I wondered where it went and what it was. The world is changing in the same way as the seasons, and it is natural that the subject of interest changes from time to time, and I think that even victims of the earthquake cannot stay in sadness. I am. You have to find a little joy in your life and enjoy it.

Due to the influence of Corona, I am forced to refrain from living, but even so, depending on how I have my consciousness, it can be fun and boring. Why don’t you spend this Golden Week leisurely and relaxed in the big natural rhythm?

Who will heal the trauma?


The five senses of human beings, such as seeing, hearing, touching, eating, and smelling, are recognized using the cognitive organs on the body. But where do you recognize the smells and tastes you smelled at some point, or the voices and appearances of people who have died and aren’t there?

This is not an act performed by the cognitive organs of the body, but an act of feeling with the mind. Therefore, it is an “object of the heart” that cannot be tasted or smelled on the spot.

Therefore, the mind can also be considered as a cognitive organ. In addition to the five senses, this sense of “feeling” is of utmost importance for a person to obtain a sense of healing.

It is important to pay attention to this “feeling” in the background that “The Phone of the Wind” can receive special healing unlike other cognitive organs. “I can’t see anything but feel like the other person is on the other side of the phone, I can’t hear anything but I feel like it’s being transmitted to the other side of the phone.” It means that the heart receives it with human sensibility and imagination, and it is a message of the heart that cannot be replaced by anything.

Then, what kind of shape is the “mind” that we often say in the human body?

We often say, “I was hurt by a rumor without so-called”, “I was betrayed by someone I trusted and my heart was hurt,” or “I lost a loved one and my heart was hurt.” However, the “heart” cannot be seen from the outside, and I do not know where it is. However, I am aware that I have a heart, and I believe that every person has a heart.

A “heart” that exists somewhere inside your body but you don’t really understand

It’s extremely difficult because an outsider called a psychotherapist treats this “heart” that was hurt by the grief.

The reason is that in order for the treatment professionals to understand the parties in different positions, ask about the relationship between the parties and the people around them, their values, living conditions, world view, etc., and build a relationship of mutual trust and trust. However, it is not something that can be done easily. This is because I don’t think the parties will reveal their true feelings at the point. If you can do that, you won’t be bothered or suffering enough to get depressed.

Shortly after I started “The Phone of the Wind” activity, I once heard a letter from a monk asking me if he would allow me to set up “The Phone of the Wind” in the temple grounds. When I asked him why, he said that people would come to talk to him about his life’s worries and sufferings, but for some reason he wouldn’t open his heart when he came to the point. He said that he wanted to be able to speak all of the above. Isn’t that the point, or maybe you’re going to be The Phone of the Wind yourself? “

It can be said that it is not easy to exhale the inner part of a person’s heart in this way.

According to psychologist Hayao Kawai, “It is not the doctor who heals the trauma, but the doctor can only watch and help the person heal himself.”

In other words, it is the “heart” of the person concerned, not the counselor or doctor, who heals the “trauma”, and what the counselor can do is to create an environment where the person concerned can feel at ease and feel sad and suffering. At the same time, the parties can change their minds and keep watching the rebirth.

Therefore, in order to regenerate the trauma, it is necessary for the parties to feel at ease and to exhale their feelings. I remember the words of a friend who lost his companion in the earthquake, saying, “If you exhale, you have to inhale as much as you breathe, and the repetition of inhaling and exhaling lives.”

“The Phone of the Wind” is isolated from the surroundings, kept secret, has the freedom to say what you want to say, has the function of letting out emotions without being disturbed by anyone, and you can hurt yourself. Everyone is waiting quietly at all times so that they can heal.