[ENG TRANSLATION] Japanese Nationals Combined Sponichi Interview

Photo by Sponichi

Original article Part 1 published 27 December 2020.
Original article Part 2 published 27 December 2020.

Translation and Proofreading:ย @shinjistarxx, @axelsandwich and @tsukihoshi14

ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใงๅ„ชๅ‹ใ—ใŸ14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใจไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใŒ26ๆ—ฅใ€็”ทๅญใƒกใƒ€ใƒชใ‚นใƒˆไผš่ฆ‹็ต‚ไบ†ๅพŒใซๅ„็คพใฎๅˆๅŒใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใซๅฟœใ˜ใ€่ƒธใซ็ง˜ใ‚ใŸๆ€ใ„ใ‚’่ชžใ‚Šๅฐฝใใ—ใŸใ€‚

Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA), the winner of the All-Japan Figure Skating Championships and the consecutive winner of the Olympic Games in Sochi ’14 and Pyeongchang ’18, gave a joint interview after the men’s medalist press conference on the 26th, and talked about his innermost thoughts.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฎใใฎๅพŒใฎใ“ใจใฏ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹๏ผŸ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใšใ€ใพใ‚ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใฉใ†ใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใซใจใฃใฆใฏไธ€็•ชๅคงใใชใ“ใจใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€‚ใพใšใฏไฝ“ใ‚’ๅ‹•ใ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไธ€็•ชใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚’็ทด็ฟ’ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆใฎ่กๆ’ƒใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ใ‚‚ใฎๅ‡„ใใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใใ†ใ‚ณใƒณใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒณใƒˆใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚‚ใฎใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹็จ‹ๅบฆใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ไฝ“ใ‚’ใคใใฃใฆใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใซๆ‡ธใ‘ใฆใฎใ€ใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใฏ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ—ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ๆฑบใ‚ใฆใ„ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจไฝ•ใฆ่จ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€่ฉฆๅˆๅฏ„ใ‚Šใฎไฝ“ใฅใใ‚Šใซใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ไปŠใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใพใŸๅค‰ใ‚ใฃใฆใใกใ‚ƒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใฏๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใŸใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚Šๆฌก็ฌฌใ€ไฝ“ๅŠ›ใ‚‚ๅ›žๅพฉใ—ๆฌก็ฌฌใ€ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎใŸใ‚ใฎไฝ“ใฅใใ‚Šใ‚’ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚„ใฃใฆใ€ใใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใŒใฉใ‚Œใใ‚‰ใ„ใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใ‚‹ใ‹ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใพใ ใงใใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใฎไปŠใฎใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎๅนปๆƒณใจใ€ๆ—ฉใ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไฝ“ใจใฎใ‚ฎใƒฃใƒƒใƒ—ใ‚’ๅŸ‹ใ‚ใฆใคใค.ใ€‚ใงใ€ใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใฉใ‚Œใ ใ‘่ทณในใ‚‹ใ‹ใซใ‚ˆใฃใฆใ‹ใชใจ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใพใ‚ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใŒ้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‹ใฉใ†ใ‹ใ‚‚ใพใ ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ๆฅใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใŒใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชๅซใ‚ใฆใฉใ†ใชใฃใฆใ„ใใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใจใซใ‹ใไธ–ใฎไธญใฎ็Šถๆณใ‚’่ฆ‹ใชใŒใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใงใใ‚‹ๆœ€ๅคง้™ใฎๅŠชๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไปŠใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ™ใ€‚ใใฎๅ…ˆใฏใพใ ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: Are you thinking of anything (career-wise) after the World Championships (next year)?

A: First of all, for me, the biggest thing is whether the World Championships will actually happen.

Well, first of all, being able to use my body is the most important. Because training on the quad Axel has a big impact (on my body) after all. Well, it’s not something that I can practice consistently, so to some extent, I have to train properly and build up my body. Well, I had decided not to do a quad Axel in my training for this competition. How can I put it, I’ve building up my body to prepare for the competition, so I think now my sense of the Axel has been changing once again, but as soon as this competition is over, after my body recovers, I will make sure to build my body to suit the quad Axel, and then train for it, then see how much I can do with the quad Axel. I haven’t been able to do it yet. I’m trying to quickly bridge the gap between my current image of the Axel and my body as soon as possible. I think it depends on how well I can execute it after Iโ€™ve become able to do it. Well, more than anything else, I don’t know if the World Championships will be held yet. I don’t know how next season’s competitions, including the Grand Prix, will go. Anyway, my current feeling is that I want to put out the best effort I can while keeping an eye on the situation of the world. Beyond that, I don’t know yet.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ณใƒผใƒใจไธ€็ท’ใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใใชใ„้›ฃใ—ใ•ใ‚„ๅคงๅˆ‡ใ•ใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†ใ ใ‘ใงใฏๅฎข่ฆณ่ฆ–ใ—ใใ‚Œใฆใ„ใชใ„้ƒจๅˆ†ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏ็ตถๅฏพใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€‚ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅ–‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒๆ–ฐ่žใ ใจใ‹ใƒ‹ใƒฅใƒผใ‚นใจใ‹ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใช่จ˜ไบ‹ใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใƒ†ใƒฌใƒ“ใจใ„ใ†ๅช’ไฝ“ใ‹ใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ—ใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ“ใ†่จ€ใฃใฆใŠใ‘ใฐ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใ€ใ‚ใ‚่จ€ใฃใฆใŠใ‘ใฐ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€ใใ‚ŒใจๅŒใ˜ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ ใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†1ไบบใงใฉใ†ใ‚„ใฃใŸใฃใฆๅฎข่ฆณ่ฆ–ใงใใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„่ฆ–็‚นใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ไปฅๅค–ใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎ่ฆ–็‚นใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ณใƒผใƒใฃใฆๅ‡„ใ„ๅคงไบ‹ใ ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใจใ€‚้€†ใซ่จ€ใ†ใจใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใฉใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ็ตŒ้จ“ๅ€คใŒ่ฑŠๅฏŒใซใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ไป–ใฎ้ธๆ‰‹ใŸใกใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚็ตŒ้จ“ๅ€คใŒ่ฑŠๅฏŒใซใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ๅฎข่ฆณ่ฆ–ใŒใ—ใ‚„ใ™ใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใŒใฉใ†ใ„ใ†้ขจใซๅดฉใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†็Šถๆ…‹ใฎๆ™‚ใซ่‰ฏใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใŒใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€ๆ‚ชใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่€ƒใˆใชใŠใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚ณใƒผใƒใŒใ„ใชใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใใฎ็ตŒ้จ“ใ‚’็”Ÿใ‹ใ—ๅˆ‡ใ‚ŒใŸใฎใŒใ€ไปŠๅ›žใฎๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆœฌ็•ชใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใจใ“ใ“ใพใงๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใฎใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใซใคใชใŒใฃใŸใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: Is there anything you felt was important or difficult while practicing without a coach?

A: Yes, I think there are absolutely aspects where I canโ€™t be completely objective about when Iโ€™m by myself. Like when weโ€™re talking like this, or when this becomes various articles in newspapers or the news (on TV), and I watch myself speaking through television. Similar to when I do that and am like โ€˜ah, it would have been good if I had said in this wayโ€™, or โ€˜I shouldโ€™ve said thisโ€™, itโ€™s the same in skating where there are parts you cannot be objective about when alone. So I think having a coach is an incredibly important thing, insofar as being able to provide new points of view and ones outside of your own. On the flipside though, I think precisely because I have an abundant amount of experiences, because I have more experiences compared to other athletes, itโ€™s easier for me to have a more objective point of view about things like how I break down [under pressure], how I can produce good performance, how it becomes a bad performance, that sort of thing. So while reflecting on various things, even while being without a coach, I think I was able to leverage those experiences and connect my actual performance at Japanese Nationals this time with the training I was aiming for up until this point.  

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไบˆๅฎšๆง‹ๆˆใซใคใ„ใฆใ€‚ใ“ใ‚ŒใพใงใฏๅพŒๅŠใซใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’้‡ใญใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใฏ่‹ฅๅนฒๅ‰ๅ€’ใ—ใ€‚ใใฎ็‹™ใ„ใฏใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ—4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ๅ ดๅˆใฎๆง‹ๆˆใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚4Aๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใชใ‚‰1็™บ็›ฎใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’ๅ‰ๅŠใซไปŠๅ›žๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŸ็†็”ฑใฏใ“ใฃใกใฎๆ–นใŒ็ขบ็Ž‡ใŒ่‰ฏใ„ใ‹ใ‚‰ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€็ฐกๅ˜ใซ่จ€ใฃใฆใ—ใพใˆใฐใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ“ใฎๆง‹ๆˆใ‚’ๆฑบใ‚ใ‚‹ๅ‰ใฏใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใƒซใƒผใƒ—่ทณในใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ไธ€ๆ™‚ๆœŸใ€‚ใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใ™ใ‚‰่ทณในใฆใ„ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ—ใ€ใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ฎใƒชใฟใŸใ„ใช็Šถๆณใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ๅพŒๅŠใซ4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚’็ชใฃ่พผใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‚‹ๅ ดๅˆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎๆ™‚ๆœŸใ‚’็ตŒใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใใฎ1ๅ€‹ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’ๅ‰ใซๅ€’ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใพใš็ตŒ็ทฏใจใ—ใฆใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใใฎๆตใ‚Œใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใฆๆฎตใ€…ใƒซใƒผใƒ—่ทณในใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๅฎ‰ๅฎšใ—ใฆใ„ใฆใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใŒใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใšใคๅฎ‰ๅฎšใ—ใฆใใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ˜ใ‚ƒใ‚ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฎๆง‹ๆˆใซใƒซใƒผใƒ—ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใ€‚ๅพŒๅŠใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—2ๆœฌใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใซใฏใ—ใฆใ„ใฆใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ‚‚ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚่€ƒใˆใฆใฏใ„ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€‚ไปŠใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใใฎ้ ƒใšใฃใจใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ่‡ชไฝ“ใฎๅ…จไฝ“ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใซใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€ๅ‰ๅŠใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใซใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŸๆ–นใŒ่ฆ‹ใŸ็›ฎใŒ่‰ฏใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ€ใพใ‚ไธ€็•ชๅคงใใช่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใฎ่ฆๅ› ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ใใ“ใฎ็ดใฎ้Ÿณใ‹ใ‚‰ๅง‹ใพใฃใฆใ„ใฃใฆใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ็››ใ‚ŠไธŠใŒใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซ่ทณใ‚“ใงใ€ใใฎใ‚ใจใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใซใ„ใใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ๆœ€ๅˆใ‚ใใ“ใฏใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซๅ˜็™บใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ๅ˜็™บใ€ใ‚‚ใ—ใใฏใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ๅ˜็™บใ€ใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใƒซใƒƒใƒ„ๅ˜็™บใฃใฆ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‹ใ‚‚ใฃใจ้ขจใŒ่ˆžใ„ไธŠใŒใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฎ้ŸณใŒไฝ•ใจใชใๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจใ—ใฆใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใใ“ใซใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใจไธกๆ‰‹ใ‚’ๆŒ™ใ’ใ‚‹ใƒ€ใƒ–ใƒซใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‹ใ‚‰ใใฎใพใพใฎๅ‹ขใ„ใงใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใซใ„ใใฎใŒไธ€็•ช่กจ็พใจใ—ใฆใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใŒไปŠๅ›žๅ‰ๅŠใซๆŒใฃใฆใใŸ็†็”ฑใงใ™ใ€

Q: About your planned layout. Up until now, youโ€™ve put your combinations in the second half of the program. This time it was slightly front-loaded. What is the point of this? And what about your layout if you add the quad Axel?

A: Well if I did add the 4A I think itโ€™d be my first jump. To put it simply, the reason for putting a combination in the first half is because the rate of success is higher there. Before deciding on this layout, there was originally a period where I couldnโ€™t jump the loop. I couldn’t even jump the Salchow, and the toe-loop was in a dicey condition, so there was a period where I was in no position to put quads in the second half. Precisely because of that, I was in the process of putting a combination in the first half. So I went with that flow and then slowly while practising, I became able to jump the loop again – the Salchow was of course stabilised and then I stabilised my loop little by little, so I thought okay, I can put the loop and Salchow in my FS program layout. I did think about doing 2 toe-loop combinations in the second half and doing an Axel combination as the last jumping pass, too. Right now, if I look at the Free Program as a whole, instead of making the last jumping pass a combination, the Axel combination in the first half looks better – I think thatโ€™s the primary reason. Starting from the sound of the koto at that point [in the program], the mood picks up, I jump the Axel and then the loop, but originally I thought about making it a solo Axel jump, then solo loop, otherwise a 3Lz solo jump. Somehow I felt that the music creates a feeling of a bigger wind soaring through, so the jump that would express it best would be a 3A with a rippon 2T and then leading into the 3Lo with that momentum, which is the reason for putting it in the first half this time. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅŒ—ไบฌไบ”่ผชใŒ่ฟ‘ใฅใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚็พๆ™‚็‚นใงใฎไฝ็ฝฎใฅใ‘ใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œ็Ž‡็›ดใซ่จ€ใฃใกใ‚ƒใ†ใจใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆฑไบฌไบ”่ผชใงใใฆใ„ใชใ„ไปŠใฎ็Šถๆณใฎไธญใงใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚‰ใŒใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ๅƒ•ๅ€‹ไบบใฎๆ€ใ„ใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๅ†ฌใฎไบ”่ผชใฎใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๅ ดๅˆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๅƒ•ๅ€‹ไบบใฎๆ„่ฆ‹ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ‚นใƒใƒณใ‚ตใƒผใ•ใ‚“ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ—ใ€ใ‚ณใƒžใƒผใ‚ทใƒฃใƒซใจใ‹ใ€ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซๅ›ฝใ‚’ๆŒ™ใ’ใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใชใฎใงใ€ใใ“ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใŠ้‡‘ใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ“ใๅƒ•ใ‚‰ใซ็Ÿฅใ‚‰ใชใ„ไธ–็•ŒใŒใใ“ใซใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚Œใซ้–ขไธŽใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆ็ซถๆŠ€ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใ‚ฟใƒผใฎ1ไบบใจใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚’่จ€ใˆใฐใ€ใใ“ใฏใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใฎ็ฅญๅ…ธใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ใฎๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใฃใฆใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐไบ”่ผชใ‚’้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใŸใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใใ“ใซๅ‡บใฆๅ„ชๅ‹ใ—ใŸใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎ่ƒŒๆ™ฏใซๆฑไบฌไบ”่ผชใ™ใ‚‰้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚Œใชใ„็พๅฎŸใŒไปŠใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ๅปถๆœŸใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚‚ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซใฉใ†ใชใ‚‹ใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ—ใ€‚ใŸใจใˆใฐใ€ใƒฏใ‚ฏใƒใƒณใ‚’ๅผทๅˆถ็š„ใซๆ‰“ใŸใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„็Šถๆณใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚่ฆณๅฎขๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใงใใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€ใจใ‹ใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใใฎๅŽๆ”ฏใฎๅ…ผใญๅˆใ„ใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซไบ”่ผชใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใŒ้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ในใใชใฎใ‹ใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆ–นใ€…ใŒใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆ„่ฆ‹ใ‚’ใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใงๅƒ•ๅ€‹ไบบใจใ—ใฆใฏๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ‚ใ‚‹ไบ”่ผชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใƒชใƒŸใƒƒใ‚ฟใƒผใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ๅƒ•ใŒๅ‡บใ‚‹ๅ‡บใชใ„ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ‚Œใพใง็พๅฝน็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹็ถšใ‘ใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€‚ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ€ใใ“ใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ‚ทใƒฃใƒƒใƒˆใƒ€ใ‚ฆใƒณใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒๅผทใ„ใงใ™ใ€

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Q: The Beijing 2022 Olympics are getting closer. Whatโ€™s your position on it at the moment?

A: This is speaking frankly but in the current situation where the Tokyo Olympics cannot go ahead, in my personal opinion, weโ€™re not in a position to be thinking about the Winter Olympics. Of course, there are sponsors, commercials, and because this is an event where so many countries compete, of course there is a lot of money involved in that. Because of that I think there is a whole world that we donโ€™t know. However, I’m not involved in that. As a single competitive figure skater, the Olympics is not a sport festival or event but, as an athlete, my ultimate goal. If we only think from that perspective, Iโ€™d like the Olympics to go ahead and of course Iโ€™d like to participate and win. However, against the backdrop of that, the current reality is that even the Tokyo Olympics cannot be held. Even if postponed, we still donโ€™t know how it will turn out. For example, if weโ€™re in a situation where taking the vaccine is compulsory or whether the audience will be able to attendโ€ฆ And also, balancing the cost, whether the Olympics is something that should be held. Truly, I think there are many people thinking about various factors, with a lot of different opinions. Therefore, within all of that, Iโ€™ve personally stopped myself from thinking about the Olympics, my ultimate goal. Therefore, rather than thinking whether or not Iโ€™ll participate, whether or not Iโ€™ll continue to compete until then, it’s more like I’m shutting down my thoughts about that a little right now.

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Part 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไบบ็”Ÿใฎๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใจใซใ‹ใ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ€่ฉฆๅˆใง้™ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚่ฉฆๅˆใงใ€‚ใใ“ใฏไฝ•ๅบฆใ‚‚่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ไปŠๅ›žใ€้•ทใ„ๆœŸ้–“ใ€1ไบบใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ™ใ‚‹ใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใ€4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎ้›ฃใ—ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ€ใใ“ใพใงใŸใฉใ‚Š็€ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€‚ๅคข็‰ฉ่ชžใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจใ‹ใพใงใ‚ใฃใŸใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใจใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใใ‚Œใ‚’ๆœ€็ต‚็›ฎๆจ™ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‚ใชใใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅฟƒใซๅ˜˜ใคใ‹ใชใ„ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใใ“ใพใงใŸใฉใ‚Š็€ใ‹ใชใ„ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ๆญฃ็›ด่จ€ใฃใฆไปŠใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’้ ‘ๅผตใ‚‹็†็”ฑใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ€‚ใ“ใฎ็คพไผšใฎไธญใงใ€ใ“ใฎไธ–ใฎไธญใงใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„็†็”ฑใ‚’ๆŠผใ—้€šใ—ใฆใพใงใ€ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ•ใ›ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ†็†็”ฑใŒใชใใชใฃใกใ‚ƒใ†ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ ใŒใ‚‰ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใจใฆใ‚‚้™บใ—ใ„ๅฃใซๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใ€ไปŠ็ชใ้€ฒใ‚“ใงใ„ใฆใ€‚ใใ“ใธใฎใƒใƒผใƒ‰ใƒซใฏใ™ใ”ใ้ซ˜ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใ“ใซไฝ•ใ‹ๆ‰‹ใ™ใ‚ŠใŒไฝ•ใ‚‚ใชใ„ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใใ‚‰ใ„้ซ˜ใ„ๅฃใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๅนปๆƒณใฎใพใพใซใ—ใŸใใชใ„ใ€‚็ตถๅฏพใซใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆ‰‹ใงใคใ‹ใฟๅ–ใฃใฆใ€ใใฎๅ…ˆใฎๅฃใŒใชใ„ๅฃใฎๅ…ˆใ‚’่ฆ‹ใŸใ„ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใŒใ€ไปŠใ“ใฎไธ–ใฎไธญใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚Œใ‚‹็†็”ฑใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: What is the ultimate goal of your skating career?

A: In any case, Iโ€™d like to land the 4A in competition. That’s the ultimate goal Iโ€™ve said countless times. However, this time, with such a long period of training alone, the difficulty of the 4Aโ€ฆ Firstly, I wonder if I will be able to get there. When I think about how there were times when I felt like it was almost a wild fantasy, I wonโ€™t say there werenโ€™t times where I wondered if it was okay to make this my ultimate goal. However, if I were not to lie to my own heart then, if I did not try to get there, truthfully speaking, my reason for skating… In this society, in this current situation, it feels like my reason for training, the reason for wanting to keep skating would vanish. So thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m still pushing ahead against the impregnable wall known as my 4A, though the hurdle is very high. Itโ€™s a wall so tall to the extent that it feels like there are no handholds or anything. Even so, I donโ€™t want to leave it as just a dream. I will absolutely grasp it in my hands, and I want to look beyond that wall where there are no other walls. I think that may be the only reason I am able to skate in this current situation. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็พๅœจใฎใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใฎ็Šถๆณใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œ่ทณในใฆใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚๏ผˆ1ๅบฆใ‚‚๏ผŸ๏ผ‰ใฏใ„ใ€

Q: What about the current status of the (quad) axel?

A: I havenโ€™t (successfully) jumped it.

Q: Not even once?

A: Yes.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠใฎ็ŠถๆณใŒไธŠๅ‘ใ‘ใฐใ€ใพใŸๆ‹ ็‚นใฎๆตทๅค–ใธ่กŒใใŸใ„ใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ไธ–ใฎไธญใฉใ†ใชใ‚‹ใ‹ๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใŒๆญฃ็›ดใชใจใ“ใ‚ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€็ขบไฟกใจใ—ใฆใ€ไปŠๅ›ž่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚„ใฃใฆใใŸใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใฏ้–“้•ใฃใฆใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ็ตŒ้จ“ใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใ‚’ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚็”Ÿใ‹ใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจใƒ™ใƒ†ใƒฉใƒณใ‚‰ใ—ใใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’็ฉใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใฆใใŸใฎใฏใ€้–“้•ใ„ใชใใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใง็ตๆžœใจใ—ใฆ่กจใ‚ŒใŸใฎใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใŸใจ่จ€ใˆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ไปŠๅ›žใฏ4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒผใƒ—่พผใฟใฎ4ๅ›ž่ปข4ๆœฌใฎใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใฎใŸใ‚ใซไฝœใฃใฆใใŸใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใƒ—ใƒฉใƒณใ ใฃใŸใฎใ‚’ไปŠๅบฆ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎใŸใ‚ใฎใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’ใ™ใ‚‹ใฃใฆ่€ƒใˆใŸใจใใฎ็ตถๅฏพๅœŸๅฐใซใชใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ†ใพใใคใใฃใฆใ„ใใ“ใจใ ใ‘ใŒไปŠ่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ในใใ“ใจใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใƒˆใƒญใƒณใƒˆใซๅธฐใฃใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ‹ใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ‹้–ขไฟ‚ใชใใ€ใจใซใ‹ใ็ตถๅฏพใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไฝ“ใจใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆŠ€่ก“้ขใ€ไฝ“ๅŠ›้ขใฎๅ‘ไธŠใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏไธ€็•ช่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใŸใถใ‚“ใ‚ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ€‚ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšใ“ใฎ1ๅนด้–“ใง่ฉฆ่กŒ้Œฏ่ชคใ—ใŸไธŠใงใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ†ใพใไฝฟใฃใฆใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌใ ใ‚ใ†ใŒใ‚ซใƒŠใƒ€ใ ใ‚ใ†ใŒใ€ใพใš4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠๅ›žใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใฃใฆ้™ใ‚Šใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆŠ€่ก“็š„ใชๅ‘ไธŠใ‚’ใ•ใ›ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚ใฎใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’็ฉใ‚“ใงใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใงๅคงไธˆๅคซใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ็ญ”ใˆใซใชใฃใฆใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸใ€

Q: Once the COVID19 situation improves, will you go back to your training base overseas?

A: Well, to be honest, I donโ€™t know how the world will be. However, to confirm, I donโ€™t think the training Iโ€™ve done thus far has been wrong. Um, in the end since I was able to apply the various things I have experienced thus far, and finally like a โ€œveteranโ€, I was able to accumulate the [efforts of] various training, and without doubt as this was reflected in the results of this competition, I think I can finally say I did my best. And so, the training plan of a four-quad free program including a quad loop from this time will become a strong foundation for the sake of the quad Axel later. I think for now, making that go well should be the only thing I think about. Regardless of whether that will happen upon returning to Toronto or in Japan, and improving my body, my senses, and my technical and physical fitness is definitely something I think I know best. In any case, in the last one year I have gone through a lot of trial and error. Thatโ€™s why, to utilize [what I learned from] that, whether itโ€™s in Japan or in Canada, first I want to put in the work in training to improve the technical aspects needed to rotate and land a quad Axel. Is this okay? Did that answer the question?

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅคงๅญฆใ‚’ๅ’ๆฅญใ—ใŸใ€‚็ทด็ฟ’ไปฅๅค–ใงใฎใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠ็ฆใงใฉใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๅฎถๆ—ใจ้Žใ”ใ™ๆ™‚้–“ใŒใ™ใ”ใๅข—ใˆใพใ—ใŸใญใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใƒˆใƒญใƒณใƒˆใซ่กŒใฃใฆใ€ๅฎถๆ—ๅ…จๅ“กใŒใใ‚ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ๅฎถๆ—ใจไธ€็ท’ใซ้Žใ”ใ—ใฆใ€‚ๅˆฅใซๅ›ฃใ‚‰ใ‚“ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒๆฅฝใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใ†่จณใงใชใใ€ไธ€็ท’ใซใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ๅฎถๆ—ๅ…จๅ“กใซใ‚ตใƒใƒผใƒˆใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใฃใŸใฎใฏใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ‚‚่ฒก็”ฃใซใชใ‚‹ใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅพŒใฏใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ๅค–ๅ‡บใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไปฅๅค–ใซไฝ•ใ‚‚ใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไปฅๅค–ใซไฝ•ใ‚‚ใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅคงใ’ใ•ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไปฅๅค–ใซๅค–ๅ‡บใฏไธ€ๅˆ‡ใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€‚ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใƒˆใƒญใƒณใƒˆใซใ„ใ‚‹ใจใใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใซ้›†ไธญใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŒใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใจไฝ•ใงใ—ใŸใฃใ‘๏ผŸใ‚ใฃใ€ๅคงๅญฆใ€‚ใŠใ‹ใ’ใ•ใพใงๅคงๅญฆๅ’ๆฅญใงใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚่ซ–ๆ–‡ใซใคใ„ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใ„ใšใ‚Œ็™บ่กจใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ—ใชใ„ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ“ใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใš่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ่€ƒใˆใ†ใ‚‹้™ใ‚Šใง็ ”็ฉถใ‚’ใ—ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใฎไปŠใฎๅ…ˆใปใฉ่จ€ใฃใŸใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใคใชใŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚ŠใƒซใƒผใƒซใŒๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚„ใ™ใใชใ‚‹ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€ใ—ใชใใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ—่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒไปŠๅพŒใ€ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšๆบ€่ถณใงใใ‚‹ใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ€็พๅฝนใ‚’้€€ใ„ใฆใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใซใชใฃใฆใ€ๆŒ‡ๅฐŽ่€…ใซใชใฃใฆใ€‚ใฃใฆใ€ใฉใ‚“ใฉใ‚“้€ฒใ‚“ใงใ„ใฃใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚‚ใ—ใใฎๆŠ€่ก“ใŒๅฟ…่ฆใ ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใฃใกใฎ้“ใ‚‚ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใƒˆใƒƒใƒ—ใฎ็ซถๆŠ€่€…ใจใ—ใฆใ€ๅˆ‡ใ‚Š้–‹ใๆๆ–™ใซใชใ‚Œใฐใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: (This year) You graduated from university. Aside from training, what other kinds of things did you do during the pandemic?

A: Well, the time I spent with my family greatly increased. Usually Iโ€™m in Toronto and itโ€™s not often that my whole family is able to get together and spend time. And by this itโ€™s not that it was fun to be together like this, but rather we were able to think together about skating. Above all else, I thought that being supported by my whole family while I was skating is a great fortune. And, yes, I didnโ€™t really go out, since I wasnโ€™t doing anything but skating. Although (saying I was) doing nothing except skating might be a bit of an exaggeration. I did not go out at all, aside for skating. Um, thatโ€™s right. I felt maybe I was able to focus more on skating than when I was in Toronto. Andโ€ฆ what else was there? Ah, university. Fortunately I was able to graduate from university. Regarding my thesis, yes, I might present it someday, I might not. Iโ€™m not really sure about that. I did as much research as I could think of, and of course there were connections to the training that I myself have done up until now. Above all, I thought that maybe [with my research*] the rules [of skating] would become easier to understand, it would have to. Perhaps in the future, [after] performing to where Iโ€™m satisfied, Iโ€™ll retire from competition, become a professional [skater], become a coach/mentor, etc. So, in that progression, if that kind of technology is needed, thereโ€™s that option too. After all, I think that as a top athlete, [it would be good] to become a means of opening up something new. 

*T/N: Yuzuru is referring to his graduation thesis in which he explored the topic of 3D motion capture technology being applied to figure skating, and he stated his hope that in the future there could be AI-based scoring incorporating new technology. He talked about his thesis and thoughts on his university career in his recent article featured in Waseda Universityโ€™s Campus Now magazine; translation can be found here.

[ENG TRANSLATION] Japanese Nationals Post-FS Sponichi Interview

Photo by Sponichi

Part 1 – Original article published 26 December 2020.
Part 2 – Original article published 27 December 2020.
Part 3 – Original article published 27 December 2020.
Part 4 – Original article published 27 December 2020.

Translation and Proofreading: @shinjistarxx, @axelsandwich, @tsukihoshi14 and @yuzueco

็”ทๅญใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใŒ่กŒใ‚ใ‚Œใ€14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใจไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใฏ215ใƒป83็‚นใ‚’ใƒžใƒผใ‚ฏใ—ใ€ๅˆ่จˆ319ใƒป36็‚นใง5ๅนดใถใ‚Š5ๅบฆ็›ฎใฎๆ—ฅๆœฌไธ€ใซ่ผใ„ใŸใ€‚ๆผ”ๆŠ€ๅพŒใ€ใƒ•ใ‚ธใƒ†ใƒฌใƒ“ใฎใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใงใฎใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆใฏไปฅไธ‹ใฎ้€šใ‚Šใ€‚

2014 Sochi and 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA) secured his 5th Japanese National Champion title with a score of 215.83 in the Free Skate and an overall score of 319.36. These are his comments in an interview with Fuji TV after the performance.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—4ๅ–ใ‚ŠใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๆญฃ็›ดใชๆฐ—ๆŒใกใจใ€ใพใ‚ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšใ€ใ‚นใƒ”ใƒณไธๅฏงใซๅ›žใ‚ŒใŸใ‚“ใง่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: (After the performance)

A: My honest feeling is that I wanted to get a Level 4 in the StSq but in any case Iโ€™m glad I thoroughly rotated my spins. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใšใ€ใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใจๅฎข่ฆณ่ฆ–ใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใ‚’ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šไฟกใ˜ใฆใ€ไฝ“ใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ‚’ไฟกใ˜ใฆใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Šใใ‚ŒใŸใฎใฏๅคงใใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใ€ใ‚ใ‚ใ„ใ†ใƒ—ใƒญใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๅˆๆˆฆใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅŠ›ใŒๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ™ใŽใฆใ„ใŸ้ƒจๅˆ†ใจใ‹ใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใใ‚Œใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒ็Ž‡็›ดใชๆ„Ÿๆƒณใงใ™ใ€

Q: Your thoughts on your performance just then?

A: Firstly, while looking at it objectivelyโ€ฆ I think itโ€™s significant that I was able to properly believe in the training I did and trust the feeling in my body. More than anything yesterday – though it was in part precisely because it was that type of program – there were parts in that first competition where I had exerted a bit too much power, so frankly, itโ€™s good that I was able to feel that yesterday. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ€4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใงใฏ้ซ˜ใ„ๅŠ ็‚นใŒใคใ„ใŸ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใพใšใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใงใพใ‚ใ€ๆตใ‚Œใ‚’ๅ‡บใ™ใฎใฃใฆใ™ใ”ใ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ๆตใ‚Œใ‚’ๆฎบใ•ใชใ„ใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ„ใซๅŠ ็‚นใŒไป˜ใใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒ่ทณในใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆใ‚‚ไน…ใ—ใถใ‚Šใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ™ใ”ใๅฟƒใ‹ใ‚‰่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจๆ€ใˆใ‚‹็‚นใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใจใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๅ‡„ใ่‡ชไฟกใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใงใ™ใ—ใ€้•ทๅนดไธ€็ท’ใซใ‚„ใฃใฆใใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŸใกใชใ‚“ใงใ€่‡ชไฟกใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ‚„ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: You began the program with a 4Lo and then a 4S and it scored you high marks
A: Well, firstly when it comes to the loop jump, itโ€™s very difficult to get flow from that jump. For me, itโ€™s been awhile since Iโ€™ve maintained the flow and completed the loop jump with positive GOE. Itโ€™s a point that I am very happy about. In regards to the Salchow and toe-loop, they are jumps I have a lot of confidence in and two jumps that have accompanied me for many years* so I had confidence and completed them.

*T/N: Here, his language sort of personifies his jumps as people/things whoโ€™ve been โ€˜doingโ€™ skating together with him so weโ€™ve tried to express that feeling through the translation

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใฉใ‚“ใชๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’

ใ€€ใ€Œใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใฎ่ƒŒๆ™ฏใซใฏใ€ไธŠๆ‰่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใŒใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใจใซใ‹ใๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ€็ซถๆŠ€ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅฅฝใใ ใ—ใ€้—˜ใ†ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฎไธญใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ‡„ใใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ๆฅฝใ—ใฟใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€้›†ไธญใฎไป•ๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใใฎๅˆบๆฟ€ใฏใ™ใ”ใใพใ‚ใ€ใŸใพใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใŒใ€ใใฎใ€้—˜ใฃใฆใ‚‚ๅ‹ใฆใชใใชใฃใฆใใŸใ‚Šใ€ใพใŸใ€่‹ฆใ—ใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹่‹ฆๆ‚ฉใซ้ง†ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ๅƒ•ใŒ1ไฝใซใชใ‚‹ใ“ใจใงใ€่ชฐใ‹ใŒ2ไฝใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€3ไฝใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€็Š ็‰ฒใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฎใงใ€ใชใซใ‹่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใฎ้—˜ใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฎไพกๅ€ค่ฆณใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใซๅฝฑ้Ÿฟใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠใ€ใ“ใฎไธ–ใฎไธญใ€้—˜ใ‚ใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใ“ใจใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใฎไธญใซใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ—ใŸ่ŠฏใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ€้—˜ใ†ใ€ๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ่ŠฏใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใŒ่ฆ‹ใˆใŸใ‚‰่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: What kind of feelings have you put into this program?

A: The setting of this music features Lord Uesugi Kenshin.* In any case, I myself like competing, and in the act of competing itself, how to put it, the fun of it is in things like (figuring out) how to focus, and these kinds of exciting things are what I canโ€™t get enough of. However, in all of that, (there are feelings like) fighting and still not winning, or (things) you can say are painful, like being consumed by anguish. Also, like when I come in first place, someone else will be 2nd or 3rd, and I am feeling that it is like there is a โ€œsacrifice,โ€ or a cost, so I am somewhat influenced by Lord Kenshinโ€™s overall sense of values he held towards battle. Right now, in this world, there may be many things people have to fight against, so it would be nice if everyone could come to see something like a โ€œcoreโ€ or will within themselves as they head into battle (upon watching this program).

*T/N: Referring to 16th century/medieval Japanese warlord Uesugi Kenshin who ruled over part of northern Japan. The music for his free program this time is taken from a 1969 taiga genre (historical) drama called โ€œHeaven and Earthโ€ about Kenshin. In an earlier comment, Yuzuru pointed out that he resonates with Kenshinโ€™s overall view of battle/competition as always having come with a cost, or a โ€œsacrifice.โ€ Earlier comment was translated here.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Œใ‚Œใฐใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใญใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใจใซใ‹ใใ€ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ไธ–็•ŒใŒๆ—ฉใๅนณ็ฉใŒๆˆปใฃใฆใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ๅนณ็ฉใชๆšฎใ‚‰ใ—ใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไปŠใฎ็Ž‡็›ดใชๆ€ใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: Looking ahead to the World Championships

A: Well, if it will actually happen. Of course, in any case, my honest feeling right now is that I want the world to return to peace as soon as possible, and I want to live peacefully as well.

Photo by Sponichi

Part 2

็”ทๅญใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใŒ่กŒใ‚ใ‚Œใ€14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใจไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใฏ215ใƒป83็‚นใ‚’ใƒžใƒผใ‚ฏใ—ใ€ๅˆ่จˆ319ใƒป36็‚นใง5ๅนดใถใ‚Š5ๅบฆ็›ฎใฎๆ—ฅๆœฌไธ€ใซ่ผใ„ใŸใ€‚ๆผ”ๆŠ€ๅพŒใ€ใ‚ชใƒณใƒฉใ‚คใƒณใงใฎๅ–ๆใซๅฟœใ˜ใŸใ€‚

2014 Sochi and 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA) secured his 5th Japanese National Champion title after 5 years with a score of 215.83 in the Free Skate and an overall score of 319.36. After his performance, he answered some questions in an online interview.

ใ€€โ€•SPใ€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆ

ใ€€ใ€ŒๅŽปๅนดใ€ใ ใ„ใถๆ‚”ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใƒชใƒ™ใƒณใ‚ธใงใใฆ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏๅฐ‘ใชใ‹ใ‚‰ใšใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ไฝ•ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใ€ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†็Šถๆณใฎไธญใงใ‚ณใƒผใƒใ‚’ๅ‘ผใถใฎใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ‚ณใƒผใƒใŸใกใซใ‚‚ๆ‚ชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚‚ใ—1ไบบใงใงใใ‚‹ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ไธ–ใฎไธญ็š„ใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ่ƒธๅผตใฃใฆ่ฉฆๅˆใซๅ‡บใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใฎใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ณใƒผใƒใ‚’ๅ‘ผใถในใใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏๆฑบๆ–ญใ—ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ“ใฎ็Šถๆณใงใ€ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†ใ„ใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใŒใงใใŸใฎใฏใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ€‚ใใ‚Œใจใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€1ไบบใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใใŸใจใฏใ„ใˆใ€ใ“ใ“ใพใงๆ”ฏใˆใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸๆ–นใ€…ใŒใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใใฎๆ–นใ€…ใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ‚’็”ณใ—ไธŠใ’ใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: (Your feelings) After ending the short & free programs

A: Last year, I was pretty frustrated, so I think itโ€™s good I was able to get a little revenge, but, well, more than anything else, ultimately, hmm, in these kind of circumstances, [I felt] bad about calling [my] coach would be kind of bad*, so more than anything, um, if it’s something I can handle on my own, I internally decided that, given the current circumstances, I shouldnโ€™t call my coach if I wanted to be able to go into the competition with confidence. Well, in these conditions, [I thought] being able to do a good performance like this was really good. And also, even though I have been working alone, I want to express my gratitude to the many who have supported me thus far.

*T/N: Our guess is that he is trying to express that he does not want to trouble his coaches during the current circumstances since he can handle it on his own.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•1ไบบใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฎ้›ฃใ—ใ•ใฏ

ใ€€ใ€ŒใŸใจใˆใฐใ€ๅ‰ใฎใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใซๅฎ‡้‡Ž้ธๆ‰‹ใŒ1ไบบใงใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใ‚’้—˜ใฃใŸ่ฉฆๅˆใ ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸไธญใงใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Š้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใงใฏใ‚ณใƒผใƒใŒใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใƒˆใƒฉใƒ–ใƒซใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏ1ไบบใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ€ใงใ€ใ†ใพใใ„ใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†็ตŒ้จ“ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ ใ‘้•ทใ„ๆœŸ้–“ใ€1ไบบใงใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏ็›ธๅฝ“ใ€่ฟทใ„ใ‚‚ๆ‚ฉใฟใ‚‚ใ™ใ”ใๅข—ใˆใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€1ไบบใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใฏใ„ใˆใ€ใฉใ“ใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰ใงใ€ใชใซใ‹ใ—ใ‚‰ใงใคใชใŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆใ€1ไบบใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠๅ›žใ‚‚้ ใใ‹ใ‚‰ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆ–‡็ซ ใจใ‹่จ€่‘‰ใจใ‹ใงใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒใ‚คใ‚นใ‚’ใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใพใŸใ€้€†ใซใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๅ…ทไฝ“็š„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ™ใ”ใ้ ใใ‹ใ‚‰ๅŠ›ใ‚’้€ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸๆ–นใ€…ใ‚‚ใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใพใšใฏใใ“ใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ„ใฃใฑใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: What are the difficulties of doing things (i.e. practice, training) alone?

A: For instance, last season, there was Uno-senshu who competed in the Grand Prix series by himself* and amidst all that I felt that certainly that must be difficult to do. Also, I myself had a little trouble [last year] at the Grand Prix Final with my coach*, and I had to do the short program alone, and I had the experience of that not going well. Ultimately, [this year], my doubts and worries have increased a lot by doing everything all by myself for this long period of time, but although Iโ€™m doing it alone, itโ€™s precisely because of the fact that Iโ€™ve been training alone that I was again able to feel that somehow, somewhere Iโ€™m connected [to others]. This time too, [Iโ€™ve received] support from afar, and of course this includes things like messages and words Iโ€™ve received, and conversely, not just these kinds of tangible things but, I think there are also many who are sending me support from very far away, so above all I very much want to express my gratitude to them.

*T/N: Referring to skater Shoma Uno who competed without a coach for part of last season.

**T/N: Referring to how in GPF 2019, Coach Ghislain was to be accompanying Yuzuru but ended up getting delayed due to his passport getting stolen.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใงใฎๅŽ็ฉซใ€ๆ‰‹ๅฟœใˆใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใšใ€ใพใ‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซใ™ใ”ใๆ€ใ„ๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ๆ›ฒใ‚’่žใ‘ใฐๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใฏใ™ใ”ใๅ…ฅใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ๆŒฏใ‚Šใฎ1ใค1ใคใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚‚ๅฎŒๆˆใ•ใ›ใชใ„ใจใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎไธ€้€ฃใฎๆตใ‚Œใจใ—ใฆไผใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒไผใ‚ใ‚‰ใชใใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ๅˆๆˆฆใ ใฃใŸใจใฏใ„ใˆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒไผใˆใŸใ„ใ“ใจใจใ‹ใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใง่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ„ใ“ใจใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใŒ้€”ๅˆ‡ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใ‚‚ๅฐ‘ใ—ใฏ่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใฎใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: (With your efforts being rewarded) in the free program, what is your response?A: First, well, in this program I myself have great attachment to it. If I listen to the music I get very emotional. Of course, in each individual movement there are various meanings imbued into them. However, in all of that, if the jumps are not completed as well, I think what I want to convey with the program as a whole with its flow does not come across. So, although it was the first competition [of the season], with regard to things like what I wanted to convey, I think I was able to show a little of what I wanted to in this program, as the jumps were not interrupted.

Photo by Sponichi

Part 3

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงไผใˆใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใ“ใจ

ใ€€ใ€Œ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€ๅŽปๅนดใฎใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใงๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใฎใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๆˆ้•ทใ—ใฆใชใ„ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใ ใ‚“ใ ใ‚“้—˜ใˆใชใใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸๆ€ใ„ใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ—ใฆใฆใ€‚้—˜ใ†ใฎ็–ฒใ‚ŒใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€ไธ€็žฌใ€‚่พžใ‚ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใŸใถใ‚“ใ„ใคใงใ‚‚ใงใใ‚‹ใ—ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๆœ›ใ‚“ใงใ„ใชใ„ไบบใ‚‚ใŸใถใ‚“ใ€ๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใฏใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸ้—˜ใ„ใฎไธญใงใ€่ฉฆๅˆใฎไธญใงๅพ—ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹้”ๆˆๆ„Ÿใจใ‹ใ€่ฉฆๅˆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใงใใ‚‹ใ€ไน—ใ‚Š่ถŠใˆใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใ‚‹่‹ฆใ—ใฟใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅฅฝใใชใ‚“ใ ใชใฃใฆใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฎใจใ€‚ใ‚ใจใ€ไธŠๆ‰่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใฎ่ฉฑใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ๅฝผใฎไธญใซใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€้—˜ใ„ใธใฎ่€ƒใˆๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ“ใซใฏ็พŽๅญฆใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใจใฏ่ฆๅˆถ ็Š ็‰ฒ*ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใธใฎ่‘›่—คใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ“ใจใ‹ใ‚‰ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซๅ‡บๅฎถใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ‚Ÿใ‚Šใฎๅขƒๅœฐใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชใจใ“ใ‚ใพใงใ„ใฃใŸใ€ไธŠๆ‰่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใฎไพกๅ€ค่ฆณใจใ‹ใจใ‹ใจใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใฎไผผใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ•ใ›ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ๆป‘ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

*appears to be a typo, meant to be ็Š ็‰ฒ

Q: What did you want to convey with this program?

A: For me, something happened at last yearโ€™s Japanese Nationals and also the Grand Prix Finals. I felt like I wasnโ€™t really growing, that I was slowly becoming unable to fight, those sort of thoughts were in my head. For a moment, I thought that I had become tired of competing, and I could probably give up at any point, though I think there are probably many people supporting me who donโ€™t want that to happen. But within that fight, I realised once again that I love the feeling of accomplishment you get in a competition, the feeling of being able to do things, overcoming things, the suffering of being able to overcome hardships, etc, those feelings that exist because of competitions. Also, bringing up Uesugi Kenshin*, well, things like his perspective on battle, within that there was (a sense of) aesthetics you could say. Also, he had conflict with the fact (there were always) sacrifices that resulted from fighting, and so I think ultimately he ended up becoming a monk. So in that way, like reaching a state of enlightenment or understanding, I think maybe something like Lord Kenshinโ€™s sense of values is kind of similar (to mine). I tried to skate while linking these kinds of things together with my performance.

*t/n: Referring to 16th century/medieval Japanese warlord Uesugi Kenshin who ruled over part of northern Japan. The music for Yuzuruโ€™s free program this time is taken from a 1969 taiga genre (historical) drama called โ€œHeaven and Earthโ€ that is about Kenshinโ€™s life. Kenshin was educated at a temple for some time in his youth and for the rest of his life was regarded as an honorable warrior, known for his religious devotion to the Buddhist god of war, Bishamonten. In an earlier comment, Yuzuru pointed out that he resonates with Kenshinโ€™s overall view of battle/competition as always having come with a cost, or a โ€œsacrifice.โ€ Earlier comment was translated here: https://twitter.com/shinjistarxx/status/1342787528550723585

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใฎใ“ใ ใ‚ใ‚Š

ใ€€ใ€Œๅ…จ้ƒจใงใ™ใ€‚ใธใธใธใธใธใธใ€‚ใฉใ‚Œ1ใคๆฌ ใ‘ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏใŸใถใ‚“ใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฏใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ“ใ“ๆœ€่ฟ‘ใ€ใ“ใ“5ใ€6ๅนดใฎใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏ็‰นใซใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใจใ—ใฆๆˆใ‚Š็ซ‹ใŸใชใ„ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใชใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚’ๅŠ›ใชใใ‚ทใƒผใƒ ใƒฌใ‚นใซ่ทณในใŸใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ€ไธ€็•ช่กจ็พใจใ—ใฆๅฎŒๆˆใงใใŸ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใจใ“ใจใ ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: What are the key details youโ€™re mindful of in your choreography?

A: All of it. Hehehehe. I think if any one detail is missed this program will probablyโ€ฆ not just this program, but especially the programs in the last 5 or 6 seasons, probably would not be complete. More than anything, the fact I was able to jump seamlessly without exerting too much force was the best part in being able to complete the expression [of the program]. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•้€ฃ็ถšๆ€งใฏๅคงไบ‹ใชๆŸฑใ‹

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใฟใŸใ„ใชๆผ”ๆŠ€ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่’ๅ‰Šใ‚Šใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ„ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงโ€œใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—่ทณในใŸใœใ€ใ‚„ใฃใป๏ฝžใ„โ€ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹โ€œใ†ใ‡๏ฝžใ„โ€ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚นใƒžใƒผใƒˆใซใ€ใŸใถใ‚“ใƒญใƒ“ใƒผใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚นใƒžใƒผใƒˆใซใ€ใ‚คใ‚ฎใƒชใ‚นใฎใƒญใƒƒใ‚ฏใชใฎใงใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆใ„ใˆใฐใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€‚ๅ›ฝใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจไฝ™่ฃ•ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใƒญใƒƒใ‚ฏใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใพใ ่กจ็พใงใใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจๆ˜จๆ—ฅใฏๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ‚‚ใฃใจไฝ™่ฃ•ใฎใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€ใ„ใ‹ใ—ใŸใ‚‚ใฎใซใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆใฎๅ็œ็‚นใงใ™ใ€

Q: Is the sense of continuity an important pillar [in your programs]?

A: Yes it is. Therefore, I think a performance like yesterdayโ€™s [short program] is still a little unrefined. There are of course emotions Iโ€™d like to show, but within that, itโ€™s not the feeling of โ€˜yeah I jumped that, yahoo!โ€™ or โ€˜Eyyy~โ€™ but more…something smarter – if it was Robbie [Williams], heโ€™d express it in a smarter way, because itโ€™s English rockโ€ฆ um, how do I put this. Itโ€™s not really about a particular countryโ€™s [rock style] but I think itโ€™s a kind of rock with more room to play with. Yesterday I thought I am probably not able to express that yet, but reflecting on it last night, I want to do a performance with more freedom and make it feel more alive.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆฅๅนดใฏใฉใ‚“ใชๅงฟใซ

ใ€€ใ€Œใจใซใ‹ใใ€ไปŠๅ›ž1ไบบใง้•ทใ„้–“ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ—ใฆใใฆใ€ใพใ‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“่ชฒ้กŒใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใฏใฃใใ‚Š่จ€ใฃใฆๅฎŒ็’งใ ใฃใŸใชใจ่จ€ใˆใ‚‹ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใงใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚็‰นใซใใ‚‡ใ†ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใ™ใ”ใๅฎ‰ๅฟƒใ—ใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ๅฎ‰ๅฟƒใ—ใฆใ€ใพใŸใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใ‚‚ๅฎ‰ๅฟƒใ—ใฆ่ฆ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ๆœฌๆฅใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใŒใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใฎใ‚„ใ‚Šๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใฏ้–“้•ใ„ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ€‚ไปŠใฎไฝ“ใซๅˆใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใƒˆใƒฌใƒผใƒ‹ใƒณใ‚ฐใฎไป•ๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ๆˆ้•ทใฎไป•ๆ–นใŒใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใพใŸใ•ใ‚‰ใซใƒ–ใƒฉใƒƒใ‚ทใƒฅใ‚ขใƒƒใƒ—ใ—ใฆใ€ใพใŸใ‚‚ใฃใจ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซๆŒ‘ใฟใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚ฑใ‚ฌใ‚‚ใชใ้Žใ”ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: How do you want next year to take shape? A: In any case, this time I have trained for a long time by myself and well, there were of course problems in the Short Program and honestly speaking, they are not performances I can call perfect. In particular, in regards to today [Free Program], I feel very reassured, in myself and also I think those watching can feel reassured that, as they were able to see, I can do an original performance. That the way I trained was right. I think Iโ€™ve found a training method that is suitable for my current body condition, one that helps me grow, so from here on Iโ€™d like to keep refining it further and I hope that I can continue [training] without injuries while challenging harder jumps.

Photo by Sponichi

Part 4

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใƒ‹ใƒƒใ‚ทใƒฅใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ•ฐ็ง’ใ€ไฝ•ใŒ่ฆ‹ใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใ€‚็‰นใซไฝ•ใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใŸใ‚ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ใ™ใ”ใใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€้—˜ใ„ๆŠœใ‘ใŸใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ€ใใ“ใซใ‚นใฃใฆ็ซ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ๅˆฅใซไฝ•ใ‹ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ‚ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚€ใ—ใ‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ้•ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€

Q: At the end of your program for a few seconds, what did you see?

A: What was it? It wasnโ€™t as though I was thinking about anything in particular. Itโ€™s just…how do I put thisโ€ฆ I felt like I had received a huge amount of various kinds of energies, and it was like I had finally come out of this battle, so I stood there afterwards – that sort of feeling. It wasnโ€™t really like I was looking at something but rather, it felt like I was watching from a different place. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใฎๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใซ่พผใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใ‚ใ‚ทใ‚งใ‚คใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ใ–ใฃใใ‚Šใจใ—ใŸใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹็”ฒๅ†‘ใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€ใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ€‚๏ผˆ่บซๆŒฏใ‚Šๆ‰‹ๆŒฏใ‚Šใ‚’ใพใ˜ใˆ๏ผ‰ใชใ‚“ใ‹้ŽงใŒใ“ใ“ใซๅˆใฃใฆใ€ใ“ใ“ใซๅ…œใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใงใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฎไธญใงใฏใ‚ใฎใ€โ€œๅคฉใจๅœฐใจโ€ใฃใฆโ€œใจโ€ใง็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๅคงๆฒณใƒ‰ใƒฉใƒžใฎใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒˆใƒซใ‚’ใใฎใพใพไฝฟใ‚ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏใ€ๅคฉใจๅœฐใจใ€ไบบ๏ผˆใ˜ใ‚“๏ผ‰ใ€ไบบ๏ผˆใฒใจ๏ผ‰ใ€ใ‚‚ใ—ใใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใงใ€ใใฎใ€๏ผˆ่บซๆŒฏใ‚Šๆ‰‹ๆŒฏใ‚Šใ‚’ใพใ˜ใˆ๏ผ‰ใ“ใ“ใฃใฆใŸใถใ‚“ๅคฉใจๅœฐใฎ้–“ใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€ใงใ€ใใ“ใซใ‚ชใƒฌใŒใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใžใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใฏๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ใคใ‘ใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: What is the meaning behind the choreography of the beginning?

A: Well, itโ€™s Shaeโ€™s [idea]… how should I put it, itโ€™s kind of like a rough image but, I heard that it is an image meant to be like a warriorโ€™s armor and helmet, originally. (Gesturing with his body and hands) Like, [she had] an image that here would be the armor, and here would be like a helmet. In my mind, “Heaven, and Earth, and”* ends with [the word] “and,โ€ which of course, Iโ€™m using from the title of the taiga (historical) drama as is, but in my mind, I had an image of heaven and earth, and humanity, or a person, perhaps myself, like an image that itโ€™s โ€œYuzuru Hanyu.โ€ I think (with gestures) that in this space, itโ€™s maybe in between heaven and the earth, then (in that space) I meant for it to be an image of as if I am there.

*T/N: Referring to the title of his program, ๅคฉใจๅœฐใจ (โ€œHeaven and Earth, andโ€), which is taken from a 1960s taiga (historical) drama of the same name.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใฏ็ต็ถใฎ้Ÿณใ‚’ใ†ใพใไฝฟใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใ€ใพใ‚ๆœ€ๅˆใฎ็ต็ถใฏใใฎใพใ‚“ใพใ€ๆ›ฒใใฎใพใ‚“ใพใงใ‚ใฃใŸ็ต็ถใชใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ๆ›ฒใฎๆตใ‚Œใจใ—ใฆใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹้—˜ใ„ใซใ„ใใžใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ๆฑบๆ„ใ‚’่พผใ‚ใŸใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ๆฑบๆ„ใ‚’่พผใ‚ใŸใ€้—˜ใ„ใซ่กŒใใŸใ‚ใฎๆบ–ๅ‚™ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฎๆฑบๆ„ใซๆบ€ใกใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใงใ™ใ€‚ใงใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใซใ‚คใƒŠใƒใ‚ฆใ‚ขใƒผ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸๅพŒใฎใ‚นใƒ”ใƒณใ‚„ใ‚ŠใชใŒใ‚‰ใฎ็ต็ถใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใ‚ใใ“ใฏใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹้Ÿณใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎ็ต็ถใฎ้Ÿณใ‚’ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ้•ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ๆŒใฃใฆใใฆใ€้•ใ†ๆ›ฒใจ้‡ใญใฆใ€ใ‚ชใƒชใ‚ธใƒŠใƒซใชใ‚‚ใฎใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ‚ใใ“ใฏใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ณใƒฌใ‚ชใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—ใฎๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚‚ใ†้—˜ใ„ใŸใใชใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‘ใฉใ€ๅฎˆใ‚‰ใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฃใฆๆ„ๅ‘ณใง้—˜ใ„ใคใคใ€ใงใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใ€่ฌ™ไฟกๅ…ฌใŒๅ‡บๅฎถใ™ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅŠ็”Ÿใ‚’ๆ€ใ„ๆใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใงใ€ใใ“ใซ็ต็ถใ‚’้‡ใญใฆใฟใพใ—ใŸใ€ใ€‚

Q: This song makes good use of the sound of the biwa. (Japanese lute)

A: Well…hmmm, the biwa sound in the beginning of the song is taken as it was from the original piece. In terms of the flow of the song, itโ€™s full of determination, like we’re going to fight, or filled with a sense of preparing to go into battle. And at the end, after the Ina Bauer, the biwa sound while spinning is not a sound that exists in the first place, but a sound that I brought from a different piece of music* and layered it with a different song to make it original. There during the ChSq, the image is of [Kenshin] who doesnโ€™t want to fight anymore, but that he must continue to fight in order to protect. In the end, when Lord Kenshin is entering his priesthood, he is reflecting on the half of his life thus far, so with that image in mind, I tried to overlay the sound of the biwa there. 

*T/N: Different song or different part from the same song, it’s not clear

Image credit: https://blog.promolta.com/4-japanese-instruments/

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็ดใฏใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ขจใชใ‚ˆใ‚Šๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ขจใซๆŒใฃใฆ่กŒใใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใใ“ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏไฟก็Ž„ๅ…ฌใจ้—˜ใฃใŸๅพŒใซใ€ๅทไธญๅณถใง้—˜ใฃใŸๅพŒใซใ€้œงใซๅŒ…ใพใ‚Œใฆ้›ขใ‚Œใฐใชใ‚Œใซใชใฃใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใจๅ‘ใๅˆใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใชใ‚“ใงใ€‚็ดใฎ้Ÿณใจใ‹ใง่‡ชๅˆ†ใจๅ‘ใๅˆใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ้ผ“ๅ‹•ใŒ้ณดใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใจใ‹ใ€่ก€ใŒๆตใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจใ‹ใ€ใ‚นใฃใจๆฎบๆฐ—ใŒ่ฝใกใฆใ„ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŒๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎ้ธๆ›ฒ่‡ชไฝ“ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ€‚้ธๆ›ฒใ€็ทจ้›†ใ‚‚ใ‹ใชใ‚Šใƒใƒผใ‚ธใƒงใƒณไฝœใฃใฆใ‚„ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€้Ÿณ่‡ชไฝ“ใซใ‚‚ใ™ใ”ใ„่พผใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅƒ•ใฏ้Ÿณๆฅฝๅฎถใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจๅˆใ‚ใ›ใŸไธŠใงใฎใ‚‚ใฎใซใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ๆ€ใ„ใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€ใ€‚

Q: How about the koto? (Japanese harp-like instrument)

A: I wanted to make the program even more โ€˜Japonesqueโ€™. At that part, in my mind, the feeling is meant to be like after [Kenshin] has fought Lord Shingen*; it is after their fight at Kawanakajima, and they are enveloped by fog and then separated (from one anotherโ€™s view) so they are (left to) face their own selves. I thought it would be nice to have the sound of the biwa to feel that sense of facing yourself, where your own heartbeat is ringing in your ears, and maybe also that sensation of blood flowing, and then suddenly that sense of bloodlust and the need to kill subsides. For this program, I chose the piece myself. In picking the music, I made quite many versions editing it too, including the sound itself. However, Iโ€™m not a musician, so I do wonder if it matches the skating.

*t/n: Referring to another 16th century Japanese warlord, Takeda Shingen, who was famously known for having a long-standing rivalry with Kenshin. The two clashed many times at the site of Kawanakajima, which is located in present-day Nagano (incidentally close to Nagano Big Hat, the arena where this competition was held). 

Image credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_(instrument)

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ไบบ็”Ÿใซใฉใ‚“ใชๆ„ๅ‘ณใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹

ใ€Œใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€่ฉฆๅˆใŒๅง‹ใพใฃใŸๆ™‚ใซ่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ“ใจใŒๅ…จใฆใ‹ใชใจใ€‚ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใฎๆœ›ใฟใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ€ใ™ใ”ใๅ€‹ไบบ็š„ใชๆ„่ฆ‹ใชใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’่ฒซใ„ใฆใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†่‘›่—คใŒไปŠใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ๅ€‹ไบบ็š„ใซใ‚‚ใ—ใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใ“ใซๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚่ฟ‘ใฅใ„ใฆใŠใ‹ใชใ„ใจใ€ไปŠๅพŒใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใชใจใ„ใ†ๆ€ใ„ใŒใ™ใ”ใใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใใฎไปŠใฎใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠ็ฆใจใ„ใ†ๆš—ใ„ไธ–ใฎไธญใงใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใŒใคใ‹ใฟๅ–ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ๅ…‰ใซๅฏพใ—ใฆๆ‰‹ใ‚’ไผธใฐใ—ใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ—ใŸใ€ใ€‚

Q: What meaning does this competition hold in your competitive career?

A: I think what I said when the competition first started was everything. Should I call it my own desire, um, itโ€™s a very personal opinion, so even now Iโ€™m still conflicted whether I can stick with that. Itโ€™s very personal, and if the World Championships happen, if I donโ€™t get closer to it in advance a bit, I have the impression that itโ€™d become difficult later. So, um, it felt like reaching for the light that I want to grasp for in the dark world that is the current COVID19 pandemic.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•้•ท้‡Žใงใƒชใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใ€‚

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ„ใ„ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใคใคใ‚‚ใ€้€†ใซใ„ใ„ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๅฃŠใ—ใฆใ—ใพใ‚ใชใ„ใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ€–ใ•ใจใ€ใใ‚Œใซใจใ‚‰ใ‚ใ‚Œใฆใ—ใพใ‚ใชใ„ใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ๆ€–ใ•ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ“ใ“ใพใง็ซถๆŠ€ไบบ็”Ÿ้•ทใ็ถšใ‘ใฆใใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใจๆŠ€่ก“็š„ใซใจใ‹ๆŠ€่ก“ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใƒ†ใƒ‹ใ‚นใฎใƒ•ใ‚งใƒ‡ใƒฉใƒผใ•ใ‚“ใจใ‹ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎๅฐๅนณใ•ใ‚“ใจใ‹ใ‚‚ใใ†ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใใฎๅฏพไบบใฎใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใงใƒกใƒณใ‚ฟใƒซใ‚’ไฝฟใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€็ตŒ้จ“ใ‚’ไฝฟใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎๅ‡„ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฃใฆไฝฟใ„ใฅใ‚‰ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆญฃ็›ดๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใƒ™ใƒ†ใƒฉใƒณใซใชใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ใ†ใพใใ„ใ‹ใ›ใชใ„ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจใใ‚ŒใŒ็”Ÿใ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใฆใใŸใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไปŠๅ›žใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใงใ—ใŸใ€

Q: What do you think about restarting at Nagano this time?

A: Of course, even though I have a good impression [of the venue], on the contrary, exactly because I have a good impression of it, I was afraid of breaking that, and feared that I would be caught up in it. Iโ€™ve had a long competitive career until now, finally. Rather than the techniques or the technical level, itโ€™s so cool to be able to use your mentality, or your experiences in interpersonal sports like Federer in tennis and of course, Kodaira in [speed] skating. I honestly think itโ€™s hard to make use of those things in figure skating. Even when Iโ€™ve become a veteran, I canโ€™t utilize them well. But Iโ€™ve finally been able to make it work at this competition.

[ENG TRANSLATION] Japanese Nationals Post-SP Sponichi Interview

Photo by Sponichi

Part 1 originally published 25 December 2020
Part 2 originally published 25 December 2020

Translation: @shinjistarxx and @tsukihoshi14
Proofreading: @axelsandwich

็”ทๅญใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ๏ผˆSP๏ผ‰ใŒ่กŒใ‚ใ‚Œใ€14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใจไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใฏ103ใƒป53็‚นใง้ฆ–ไฝใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใจใชใฃใŸใ€‚ๆผ”ๆŠ€ๅพŒใ€ใ‚ชใƒณใƒฉใ‚คใƒณๅ–ๆใงSPใ‚’ๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใŸใ€‚

The men’s short program (SP) was held, and Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA), the reigning Olympic champion in Sochi ’14 and Pyeongchang ’18, finished in first with a score of 103.53. After his performance, he reflected on his SP in an online interview.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•SPใฎ่กฃ่ฃ…ใซใคใ„ใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ๅƒ•ใŒใ‚ใ‚“ใพใ‚Š่จ€ใˆใŸใ“ใจใงใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใƒญใƒƒใ‚ฏใฃใคใฝใใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใƒญใƒ“ใƒผใƒปใ‚ฆใ‚ฃใƒชใ‚ขใƒ ใ‚นใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆ›ฒใชใ‚“ใงใ€ใใฎๆ–นใฎใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๅ–ใ‚Šๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: Could you tell us about the short program costume?

A: Well, itโ€™s not really something I can say much about, but. Well, itโ€™s something a little rock-like. Um, well, itโ€™s Robbie Williamsโ€™ song, so itโ€™s also incorporating a little of his image.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆ›ฒใธใฎๆ€ใ„

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ‚‚ใใ‚‚ใฎ้ธๆ›ฒใฏใ‚ธใ‚งใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใƒปใƒใƒˆใƒซใ•ใ‚“ใŒใ‚„ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ€‚ๆœ€ๅˆใ€ใƒ”ใ‚ขใƒŽๆ›ฒใ‚’ๆŽขใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใใฎใ€ใ‚ธใ‚งใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ•ใ‚“ใ‚‚ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใ†ใพใๆฑบใพใฃใฆใ„ใชใใฆใ€‚ใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’ไฝ•ๆ›ฒใ‹ใ€2ใ€3ๆ›ฒๆธกใ•ใ‚ŒใŸไธญใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใชใ‚“ใ‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใ—ใฃใใ‚Šใใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒใชใใฆใ€‚ใงใ€ใƒ‹ใƒฅใƒผใ‚นใ ใจใ‹ไธ–ใฎไธญใฎ็Šถๆณใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ˜Žใ‚‹ใ„ๆ›ฒใฎๆ–นใŒใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ›ใฃใ‹ใใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใ€ใ“ใ‚“ใชใคใ‚‰ใ„ไธญใงใ‚‚ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใงใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใงใ‚‚ๆ˜Žใ‚‹ใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใช่ฉฑ้กŒใซใชใฃใŸใ‚‰ใชใ€ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: Your thoughts on the music?

A: In the beginning, itโ€™s Jeffrey Buttle who picked the music. At first, I was looking for a piano piece, but, well, Jeffrey-san wasnโ€™t really able to decide on something either. So, even after going over 2-3 choices, in the end, there wasnโ€™t one that really just came to me. And in the midst of seeing the news and the current state of the world, I think ultimately a kind of light-hearted piece [would be better], uhm, since everyone is watching me skate even during these tough times, I thought maybe something of a cheerful theme (would be good).

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ

ใ€Œใพใšใฏใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใจๅ›žๅพฉใ•ใ›ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒๅคงไบ‹ใ ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ™ใ”ใใ„ใ„็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚‚ใ—ใฆใใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใ‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใ€็‚นๆ•ฐๅ‡บใฆใ„ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใš้™ใ‚Šใฆใฏใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงๅ…จ้ƒจใ€‚ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚ŠใจใพใŸๆ˜Žๆ—ฅใ‚‚ใพใจใพใฃใŸๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: [What are your thoughts] Heading into the free program?

A: First, I think itโ€™s important to recover properly. However, I think Iโ€™ve had amazing practices before this. Though in reality, thatโ€™s not reflected in the score. As for the jumps, all I can say is that Iโ€™ve landed them. I hope I can properly deliver another good performance tomorrow.

โ€•โ€•ๆป‘ใ‚Š็ต‚ใˆใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใ„ใฃใฆใ€ๆฅฝใ—ใ‚€ใ“ใจใฏใงใใŸใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€็‚นๆ•ฐ็š„ใซใฏใ„ใ„ๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ ใฃใŸใจใฏ่จ€ใˆใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๅ†…ๅฎนใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ€ไฟฎๆญฃใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆ˜Žๆ—ฅใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ้ ‘ๅผตใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใ€ใจใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒไปŠใฎๆ„Ÿๆƒณใงใ™ใ€

Q: [What are your thoughts] upon finishing your skate?

A: Well, to be honest, I think I was able to enjoy it, but looking at the score, I canโ€™t say that it was a good performance, therefore, my current thought is that I would like to revise it while doing my best to prepare for tomorrow.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใใ‚‡ใ†ใฎๆป‘ใ‚Šใง่ชฒ้กŒใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšใƒ†ใ‚ฏใƒ‹ใ‚ซใƒซๅ…จ็„ถไผธใฐใ—ๅˆ‡ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใชใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใจใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใพใ‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใฃใฆๅ‡บๆฅๆ „ใˆๅ–ใฃใฆใƒŠใƒณใƒœใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใคใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ“ใจใฏ่ชฒ้กŒใ€

Q: What were the problems in todayโ€™s skating?

A: For the time being itโ€™s that I didnโ€™t push to maximize the technical (aspects) at all. Also, well, I think my jumps are (usually) high-earning in GOE. I think itโ€™s an issue that I wasnโ€™t able to properly obtain that.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไผšๅ ดๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ—ใŸ็žฌ้–“ใฎๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ†ใ„ใˆใฐใ€ๅฃฐ่žใ“ใˆใชใ„ใ‚“ใ ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸใ‚Šใ€‚้€†ใซใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใŒไปŠใ‚ใฎใ€ๆ–ฐใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใจใ‹ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„่กฃ่ฃ…ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‹ใ‘ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸๅฃฐๆดใ ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๅฟƒใฎไธญใงๅ†็”Ÿใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๅฟœๆดใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ๆญขใ‚ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ๅฟœๆดใฎๅ—ใ‘ๆญขใ‚ๆ–นใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: What were your feelings upon entering the venue?

A: Now that you mention it, it felt like I couldnโ€™t really hear any voices. On the contrary somehow, the cheers that everyone gave for todayโ€™s new program and when they saw the new costume felt like they were resonating inside my heart. It was like I received that support in a new way. 

Part 2

โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปข2ๆœฌใ‚’ๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใฆใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใฎๅ‡บๆฅใจใ—ใฆใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€้™ใ‚ŠใŸใ‚“ใงใ€50๏ผ…ใฏใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‹ใชใ€ใจใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใพใ‚็‚นๆ•ฐใ€ๅฎŸ้š›็ดฐใ‹ใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใชใ‚“ใจใ‚‚่จ€ใˆใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใŸใ ใ€ๅ‡บๆฅๆ „ใˆใจใ—ใฆใฏ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚‚ใ†ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ€ใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใ€ใ‚ขใƒƒใƒ—ใฎไป•ๆ–นใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€6ๅˆ†้–“็ทด็ฟ’ใฎ้…ๅˆ†ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใใ†ใ„ใฃใŸใ‚‚ใฎใงๅทฅๅคซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใ„ใ„ใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซไปŠใ€ๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: You put in 2 quads. What do you think about their quality?

A: Well, Iโ€™ve landed them, so you could say 50% I guessโ€ฆ However, about the scores, I havenโ€™t seen the details actually so I canโ€™t say anything. But in terms of GOE, it wasnโ€™t good so, uhm, Iโ€™m thinking itโ€™d be great if I can figure out things such as how to upgrade it a little bit more, how to allocate time in the 6-minute warmup, etc.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไน…ใ€…ใฎใƒญใƒƒใ‚ฏใƒŠใƒณใƒใƒผ

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚ใฎใ€ๆญฃ็›ด่จ€ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๆญ“ๅฃฐใŒ่žใ“ใˆใชใ„ใฎใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๆฎ‹ๅฟตใงใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใŸใถใ‚“ใƒ†ใƒฌใƒ“ใง่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใฏใ€ใƒใƒƒใƒˆใจใ‹ใง่ฆ‹ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใฏใ€ใŸใถใ‚“ใ€ใ™ใ”ใ„ๅฃฐใ‚’ไธŠใ’ใฆๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใŒใชใ‚“ใจใชใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ„ใŸใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ๆฅฝใ—ใฟใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: (Your thoughts) on doing a rock number after a long while?

A: Um, well to be honest, it was a little unfortunate not to be able to hear (audience) cheering, but, well, I think I was able to somehow feel that maybe those watching on TV or those watching online were cheering very loudly me on, so I was able to skate while having fun.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใซใคใ„ใฆ

ใ€€ใ€Œ่ฉณ็ดฐใ‚’่จ€ใ†ใจใ€ใพใšใ€ๆœ€ๅˆใซใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—ใŒ้€ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใใฆใฆใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚นใƒ†ใƒƒใƒ—ใฎๅ ดๆ‰€่‡ชไฝ“ใ‚‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅๅฏพใซใชใฃใฆใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏ้Ÿณใฎๅ–ใ‚Šๆ–นใจใ‹ๆ‰‹ใฎๆŒฏใ‚Šใฎไป•ๆ–นใจใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใปใจใ‚“ใฉใ€ใ‚ขใƒฌใƒณใ‚ธใŒๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒๅคšใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ไธ€ๅฟœใ“ใฎใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒŸใƒณใ‚ฐใงใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’่จ€ใฃใจใ„ใฆใ€ใงใ€ใใ—ใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใชใ‚“ใจใชใใ€ใชใ‚“ใจใชใใ‚ธใ‚งใƒ•ใŒใ€ใใฎใ€่ธŠใฃใฆใใ‚ŒใŸใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใใ‚Œใ‚’ๅ…ƒใซ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒŸใƒณใ‚ฐใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ“ใ†ใ‹ใชใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่žใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๅ…จ็„ถ่ฟ”ไบ‹ใŒๆฅใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใง๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใงใ€ใฏใ„ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใฆ่ฉฆ่กŒ้Œฏ่ชคใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: Could you tell us about the choreography?

A: To speak in detail, first, I was sent the stepwork. Well, the placement of the steps themselves were in reverse.* Also, things like the incorporation of the music and hand movements, well, thereโ€™s a lot that mostly I arranged. And, regarding the jumps too, I conveyed the overall timing I wanted to do for them, and then, there were also the [parts] Jeff arranged. So I wanted to ask various things about how all of that would fit in if it went with my original timing, but I didnโ€™t get a reply at all (laughs), so yes, I choreographed it by myself while going through trial and error.

*T/N: This is our guess but we assume he means that because he was sent the video of the choreo that was presumably shot front on (the way the audience would see his performance), he would have had to mirror the steps instead of copying directly what he saw on the video when actually skating the choreo.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ“ใ ใ‚ใฃใŸ็‚นใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹โ€œๆŠผใ—ๅผ•ใโ€ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๅŠ ใˆใ‚ˆใ†ใจใฏใ—ใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ใปใ‚“ใจใซใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใปใ‚“ใจใ€ๅ…จ้ƒจใ€ๅ…จ้ƒจ่ฆ‹ใฉใ“ใ‚ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใซใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ‹ๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใฎๅ…ผใญๅˆใ„ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใŒ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไธญใงใ€ๅ‘ผๅธใŒใงใใ‚‹ๅ ดๆ‰€ใ€ใปใ‚“ใจใซๅฟƒใ‹ใ‚‰ไน—ใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†่Šธ่ก“ๆ€งใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ๆŒฏใ‚Šใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใ„ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: Anything you are particularly emphasizing (in the program)?

A: Well, I think itโ€™s maybe something like โ€œpush and pull.โ€ Iโ€™m trying to add in a lot of different things. Really, in a certain sense, I think Iโ€™m trying to emphasize that everything in the program is worth paying attention to. However, amongst all of that, itโ€™s to be balanced with the jumps. Also, well, I tried to insert various things while considering the artistic aspect, like where I could take a breath and really ride it out, all while everyone is watching.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆ˜”ใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚ขใƒฌใƒณใ‚ธใ€ๅผ•ใฃๅผตใฃใฆใใŸใ‚Šใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹

ใ€€ใ€Œ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไปฃๅ่ฉžใซใชใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใฏใ€ใƒใ‚คใƒฉใ‚คใƒˆใซใชใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใ€ใพใ‚ๅผ•ใฃๅผตใฃใฆใใŸใ‚Šใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ“ใฎใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซๅฏพใ—ใฆใ€ใ“ใฎ้Ÿณใซๅฏพใ—ใฆใ€ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆŒฏใ‚Šใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ™ใ”ใ„ๅคงไบ‹ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: Did you arrange or put anything from your old performances (into this program)?

A: Of course there were things that seem to be now associated with my name, which are things that I want to highlight, and things that I extracted (from my old programs). However, afterall, I took a lot of care thinking about how to choreograph this program and for this music.

[ENG TRANSLATION] Japanese Nationals First Practice Sponichi Interview

Photo by Sponichi

Original article published 24 December 2020

Translation & proofreading:ย @axelsandwich & @shinjistarxx

ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฏ25ๆ—ฅใ€้•ท้‡Žๅธ‚ใƒ“ใƒƒใ‚ฐใƒใƒƒใƒˆใง้–‹ๅน•ใ™ใ‚‹ใ€‚24ๆ—ฅใฏไผšๅ ดใงๅ…ฌๅผ็ทด็ฟ’ใŒ่กŒใ‚ใ‚Œใ€็”ทๅญใง14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใจไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผˆANA๏ผ‰ใŒ่ชฟๆ•ดใ—ใŸใ€‚ๆ–ฐๅž‹ใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠใ‚ฆใ‚คใƒซใ‚นใฎๅฝฑ้Ÿฟใงใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒช๏ผˆGP๏ผ‰ใ‚ทใƒชใƒผใ‚บใ‚’ๆฌ ๅ ดใ—ใŸ็พฝ็”Ÿใซใจใฃใฆใ€ไปŠๅคงไผšใฏไปŠๅญฃๅˆๆˆฆใจใชใ‚‹ใ€‚็ทด็ฟ’ๅพŒใ€ใ‚ชใƒณใƒฉใ‚คใƒณใงๅ–ๆใซๅฟœใ˜ใŸใ€‚

The Japanese National Championships will start from 25 December at Naganoโ€™s Big Hat. Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Gold Medallist Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA) attended the public practice at the venue on the 24th. For Hanyu, who had withdrawn from the Grand Prix series due to the effects of COVID-19, this competition will be his first this season. After the practice, he was interviewed online. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅ…ฌๅผ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆใฎๆ„Ÿ่งฆใ€ๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌๅ‡บๅ ดใซ่‡ณใฃใŸ็ตŒ็ทฏใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œไน…ใ—ใถใ‚Šใซ่ค‡ๆ•ฐใฎไบบๆ•ฐใงใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใซไน—ใฃใฆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใŸใฎใงใ€ใพใ ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ‚’ใคใ‹ใ‚ใฆใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚‚ใพใŸๆ–ฐ้ฎฎใงใ€‚ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆใฏใ€ไน…ใ—ใถใ‚Šใฎใ“ใจใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซๆฅฝใ—ใ„ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: How was your feeling after the public practice, and the thoughts behind deciding to compete at the Japanese National Championships?

A: It’s been awhile since I’ve practised on a rink with so many people so there were certain senses/feelings [of being on the ice with them] that I didn’t quite grasp but in a sense, it was a fresh feeling and for me, truly something that I havenโ€™t had in awhile so it was fun as well.

ใ€€โ€•GPใฏๆฌ ๅ ดใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌๅ‡บๅ ดใธใฎ็ตŒ็ทฏใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ๅˆฅใซ่€ƒใˆใฏๅค‰ๅŒ–ใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใฏใฃใใ‚Š่จ€ใฃใฆใ—ใพใˆใฐใ€ใ‚„ใฏใ‚Š่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ๅ€‹ไบบใฎ่€ƒใˆใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใชใ‚‹ในใใ€ใใฎใ€ๆ„ŸๆŸ“ใซใคใชใŒใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใช่กŒๅ‹•ใฏใ—ใŸใใชใ„ใ€ใจใ€‚ใงใ€็พ็Šถใ€ไปŠใ“ใฎๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใซใคใ‚Œใฆใ€ใฉใ‚“ใฉใ‚“ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€็ฌฌ3ๆณขใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚†ใ‚‹็ฌฌ3ๆณขใจ่จ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆณขใŒๆฅใฆใ„ใ‚‹็Šถๆ…‹ใฎไธญใงใ€ๅƒ•ใŒๅ‡บใฆใ„ใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใ‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฏใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Š่‘›่—คใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใฉใ†ใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใพใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆใ€ๅ››ๅคง้™ธใŒใชใใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใพใšใฏไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใฎ้ธ่€ƒไผšใจใ—ใฆใ€ใ“ใฎ่ฉฆๅˆใ‚’ๅฟ…้ ˆใจใ—ใฆๅ‡บใชใใฆใฏใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใฎๅธŒๆœ›ใ‚’ไฝ•ใจใ‹ใคใชใใŸใ‚ใซใ€ๅ‡บใ•ใ›ใŸใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ™ใ€

Q: You withdrew from the Grand Prix series. What was the thought process behind deciding to compete at the Japanese National Championships?

A: Well, my thinking hasnโ€™t really changed. If I were to speak frankly, if it were based on my own personal considerations, where possible, I did not want to participate in activities that could be connected to spreading the virus [COVID-19]. And right now, throughout all of Japan, well, within what they are calling the third wave of the virus that is coming at us quickly, I was conflicted about whether it was okay for me to compete. However, when considering the World Championships – since the Four Continents has been cancelled – it was absolutely necessary to compete here firstly to qualify for the World Championships, so I feel the decision to compete is for the sake of tying it with my own hopes. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ณใƒญใƒŠ็ฆใฎ็ทด็ฟ’็Šถๆณใ€ๆ—ฅใ€…ใฎ้Žใ”ใ—ๆ–นใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ๆฏŽๆ—ฅ1ไบบใงใ€ใ‚ณใƒผใƒใชใ—ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใ‚ฑใ‚ขใจใ‹ใ‚‚้›ฃใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใชใ‚‹ในใๅฎถๆ—ไปฅๅค–ใจใฏใ€ใปใผๆŽฅ่งฆใฏใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใปใ‚“ใจใซๅค–ใซๅ‡บใฆ่กŒใใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใพใฃใŸใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆใฏใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใซ้›†ไธญใงใใ‚‹็’ฐๅขƒใงใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ„ใ„็ทด็ฟ’ใฏใงใใŸใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: How were your training conditions during the pandemic, and how did you pass the days?

A: Well, everyday Iโ€™m alone and practicing without a coach. Also, yes, stuff like aftercare* was difficult too. As much as possible, Iโ€™m not in contact with anyone aside from my family. I really did not go out at all. But even so, for me, it was an environment where I could focus on my skating, and I think maybe I was able to get in some good practice.

*T/N: Likely he means aftercare like massages and treatment after exercising etc.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•1ไบบใงใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใฎ้›ฃใ—ใ•ใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚„ใฏใ‚Šใ€ๆ‚ฉใฟๅง‹ใ‚ใ‚‹ใจใฉใ†ใ—ใฆใ‚‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่ฒ ใฎใ‚นใƒ‘ใ‚คใƒฉใƒซใซๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ‚„ใ™ใ„ใชใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ†ใพใใ‚ณใƒณใƒˆใƒญใƒผใƒซใ™ใ‚‹่ก“ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€1ไบบใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ๆทฑใๅˆ†ๆžใ—ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใพใŸใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๅค–็š„่ฆๅ› ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅŽŸๅ› ใฎไธญใงใ€ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†้ขจใซ่ชฟๅญใŒๆ‚ชใใชใฃใฆใ„ใใฎใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใฉใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซ่ชฟๅญใŒ่‰ฏใใชใฃใฆใ„ใใฎใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’็ตŒ้จ“ใ™ใ‚‹ใ€ใ„ใ„ๆฉŸไผšใซใชใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: What are the difficulties of practicing alone?

A: It seems if I start worrying about something, I find it easy to enter into a spiral of negative (thoughts). But, since I was alone, I was able to deeply analyze things such as techniques on how to control it when I fall into it. Also, it was a good opportunity to experience how my condition gets worse, or my condition improves, not subject to external factors but originating from myself.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅญฃใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎ่ฆ‹ใฉใ“ใ‚ใ€ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ๆง‹ๆˆใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏ4ๅ›ž่ปขใฏใฏใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใจใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใ€ใงใ€ๅพŒๅŠใซ4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚’2ๆœฌใ„ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใคใ‚‚ใ‚Šใงใ™ใ€‚ใงใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใฏๅ‰ๅŠใซ4ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ตใƒซใ‚ณใƒผใจ4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ€3ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใฎใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ€๏ผŒๅพŒๅŠใซใ‚ซใ‚ฆใƒณใ‚ฟใƒผใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒˆใƒชใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚‹ไบˆๅฎšใงใ™ใ€

Q: What are the highlights of your programs this season, and the jump layouts? 

A: With regards to the free program, the quads are loop and Salchow, and in the later half I plan to put two quad toeloops. In the short program, in the first half itโ€™s the 4S and 4T-3T combination. In the second half I plan to do a back counter 3A.

ใ€€โ€•่กจ็พใ—ใŸใ„ใ“ใจ

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ‚‡ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใŸใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใจใซใ‹ใใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€้กŒๆใจใชใ‚‹ใ‚นใƒˆใƒผใƒชใƒผใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ไผใˆใŸใ„ใ‚นใƒˆใƒผใƒชใƒผใจใ‹ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใฎใซ็ธ›ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใšใซใ€ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซใ€่ฆ‹ใฆ้ ‚ใ„ใŸๆ–นใฎๆ„Ÿ่งฆใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ใใฎๆ–นใ€…ใฎไธญใซใ‚ใ‚‹่ƒŒๆ™ฏใซ่จดใˆใ‹ใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใใ‚‡ใ†ใพใ ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใใ‚Œใ“ใไฝ•ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใไธŠใŒใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใŒใ‚ใ‚Œใฐใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Q: What would you like to express [in your programs]?

A: In terms of the FS I skated today, of course there is a theme to the story and a story I want to convey, but I truly would like for it to speak to the feelings of the people watching it, or something within themselves, without it being restricted [by my own interpretation]. In regards to the SP, I havenโ€™t skated it yet today but…um, letโ€™s see. If it can make people feel like raising their arms in the air, I would be happy. 

[ENG TRANSLATION] 4CC 2020 Sponichi Interview

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito (Sponichi)

Original article published 5 Feb 2020

Translation: @axelsandwich
Proofreading: @yuzueco

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’็ต‚ใˆใฆ็Šถๆ…‹ใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฏ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎ๏ฝžใ€ใพใ ใคใ‹ใฟใใ‚Œใฆใ„ใชใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใพใ‚ๅพใ€…ใซใคใ‹ใฟใใ‚ŒใŸใ‚‰ใชใจใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: Whatโ€™s your condition after practice?

A: Well, the feeling was good. Hm~ there are still parts that I havenโ€™t grasped but well, Iโ€™m hoping to grasp those little by little. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚’ใŒใ‚“ใŒใ‚“ใ„ใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใ‹

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ๅˆๆ—ฅใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใพใ€ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ‚’็ขบใ‹ใ‚ใชใŒใ‚‰ใจใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ใพใ‚ใ€ใพใ ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆ่‡ชไฝ“ใ‚‚ใ—ใฃใใ‚Šใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฏใพใ ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’1ใค1ใค็ขบใ‹ใ‚ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€‚ใ“ใฎๆฐทใซใฏใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†้ขจใชใ‚ฟใƒƒใƒใง่กŒใ‘ใฐใ„ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใจใฃใฆใ“ใจใ‚’ใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆ่€ƒใˆใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใใ‚‡ใ†ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใฏๆป‘ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: You didnโ€™t jump very intensely?

A: Well, it was the first day of practice so well, I [did so] while properly confirming my senses/feeling [for the rink/competition]. Well, I donโ€™t think the skating itself has exactly come but I am confirming these one at a time. I skated todayโ€™s practice while thinking anew about the best way to get a feel for the ice.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ€Œใƒใƒฉใƒผใƒ‰็ฌฌ1็•ชใ€ใฏๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใฆๆฐ—ๆŒใกใŒใ„ใ„ใ‹

ใ€€ใ€Œใพใ‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใฏ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใฎๆ„Ÿๆ€งใซไปปใ›ใ‚‹ใจใ—ใ‹่จ€ใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใŒใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใใ‚‡ใ†ใ™ใ”ใ็ทŠๅผตใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œไปฅๆฅใ€ๅˆใ‚ใฆใƒใƒฉใƒผใƒ‰็ฌฌ1็•ชใ‚’้€šใ™ใ“ใจใฏๅˆใ‚ใฆ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅ‰ใงใ‚„ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใ™ใ”ใ„็ทŠๅผตใ—ใŸใจใจใ‚‚ใซใ€ใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’ๆป‘ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†่ฆšๆ‚Ÿใ‚’ใ•ใ›ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸใจใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฏใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€

Q: Was it a good feeling to skate to Ballade No. 1? 

A: Well, I can only say I will leave that to the impressions of people watching in the audience, but well, I was really nervous today. But I felt again…well, apart from Pyeongchang, it was my first time running through Ballade No. 1 in front of everyone so while being very nervous, I felt like I was once more preparing myself to skate to this program. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ้ธๆŠžใฎ็†็”ฑใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใ€ใŸใถใ‚“ใ“ใฎ่ฉฑใ ใ‘ใงใ€ใŸใถใ‚“ใ“ใฎใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผ็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใšใ€ใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒณใƒ—ใƒชใƒ•ใ‚กใ‚คใƒŠใƒซใ€ๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใจใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š้›ฃๆ˜“ๅบฆใ‚’้›ฃใ—ใใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ™ใ”ใ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใซใจใฃใฆใ‚‚ๆฅฝใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚’้”ๆˆใงใใŸๆ™‚ใฎๅ–œใณใฏ่จˆใ‚Š็Ÿฅใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใงใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒ็›ฎๆŒ‡ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ใŸใ ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚

Q: What was your reason for changing the programs?

A: Um, I think just with this question, the interview will probably be over. Firstly, at the Grand Prix Final and Japanese Nationals, I think itโ€™s very fun to raise the difficulty [of my layouts], and the happiness at the moment of accomplishing them is immeasurable, but, wellโ€ฆ I think the skating Iโ€™m aspiring to is not just doing difficult things.

ใใฎใ€ใ‚ชใƒชใ‚ธใƒณใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ‚ชใƒˆใƒŠใƒซใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ‚‚ใใ†ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๅ‘ผๅธใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใชใ€ใจใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใšๆŠ€่ก“็š„ใชใ“ใจใซ้–ขใ—ใฆ่จ€ใˆใฐใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š้ซ˜้›ฃๆ˜“ๅบฆใฎใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚Œใฐๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใปใฉใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใพใ ๅƒ•ใซใฏใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎ้ƒจๅˆ†ใŒใŠใ‚ใใ‹ใซใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ๆ›ฒใ‹ใ‚‰1ๅ›ž้ ญใ‚’ๅค‰ใˆใฆใ€ๆ›ฒใ‚’1ๅ›žๅค–ใ—ใฆใ€ใใฎใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซใ‚ปใƒƒใƒˆใ—ใซใ„ใ‹ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใจใ„ใ†ใฎใŒใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚ŠๅซŒใ ใฃใŸใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่€ใˆใใ‚Œใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒๅคงใใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใงใ€ใพใŸ้Ÿณๆฅฝใซ้–ขใ—ใฆ่จ€ใˆใฐใ€ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใ‚’ใ‚ชใƒชใ‚ธใƒณใจใ‚ชใƒˆใƒŠใƒซใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ธๆŠžใ‚’ใ—ใŸๆ™‚ใฏใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใŸๅพŒใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ€ใ™ใ”ใใตใ‚ใตใ‚ใ—ใŸๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ—ใ€ไฝ•ใ‹ใ‚ธใƒงใƒ‹ใƒผใ‚ฆใ‚ฃใ‚ขใƒผใ•ใ‚“ใจใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ทใ‚งใƒณใ‚ณใ•ใ‚“ใฎ่ƒŒไธญใ‚’ใšใฃใจ่ฟฝใ„ใ‹ใ‘ใ‚‹ๅฐ‘ๅนดใฎใพใพใ„ใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŒใ—ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€ใ™ใ”ใใ€‚

I did Origin, did Otonal, but perhaps itโ€™s not something that fits my rhythm/pace. Firstly, when it comes to technical things, the more I put in difficult elements, the more I neglect the portions of my own skating, and something I hate is separating my mind from the music because I must do so to set up for jumps. A big [factor/reason for the change] was not being able to tolerate that. And also, in terms of music, I selected those pieces Origin and Otonal after the Olympics had finished, when I myself was in a very ambivalent/floating mood, feeling like I was constantly that young boy who was always chasing after Johnny Weir and Plushenko.

ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€็ขบใ‹ใซๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใ‚ชใƒˆใƒŠใƒซใฏ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚ซใƒŠใƒ€ใฎใ‚ชใƒชใ‚ธใƒณใ‚‚่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆผ”ๆŠ€ใจใ—ใฆๅฎŒๆˆใงใใชใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†้ขจใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ—ใพใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใพใ‚Šใซใ‚‚็†ๆƒณใŒ้ซ˜ใ„ใŒใ‚†ใˆใซใ€‚ใงใ€ใใฎ็†ๆƒณใŒใŸใถใ‚“ๅƒ•ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใƒ—ใƒซใ‚ทใ‚งใƒณใ‚ณใ•ใ‚“ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ธใƒงใƒ‹ใƒผใ•ใ‚“ใฎ่ƒŒไธญใŒใŸใถใ‚“็†ๆƒณใ ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใใ†่€ƒใˆใŸๆ™‚ใซใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ๅƒ•ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ€ใƒกใƒ€ใƒชใ‚นใƒˆใƒปใ‚ชใƒณใƒปใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใฎSEIMEIใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใŸๆ™‚ใซใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ€SEIMEIใ‚’ๆป‘ใฃใŸๆ™‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ซใƒใƒผๆ›ฒใจใ‚ชใƒชใ‚ธใƒŠใƒซๆ›ฒใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใฎใใ‚‰ใ„ใฎ้•ใ„ใ‚’ใชใ‚“ใ‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใ™ใ”ใๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ€‚ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใซSEIMEIใ‚‚ใƒใƒฉใƒผใƒ‰็ฌฌ1็•ชใ‚‚ใ€ใƒ›ใƒณใƒˆใฏใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ‚‚ใ†ไผ่ชฌใจใ—ใฆ่ชžใ‚Š็ถ™ใŒใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใช่จ˜้Œฒใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๅญใŸใกใชใฎใงใ€ใงใใ‚Œใฐๅฏใ•ใ›ใฆใ‚ใ’ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ใƒกใƒ€ใƒชใ‚นใƒˆใƒปใ‚ชใƒณใƒปใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใฎๆ™‚ใซๅŠ›ใ‚’ๅ€Ÿใ‚ŠใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใฎ็ฒพ็ฅž็Šถๆ…‹ใ ใฃใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚‚ใฎใ™ใ”ใ่‡ชๅˆ†ใงใ„ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใใ‚Œใงใ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ€ใ‚‚ใ†ๅฐ‘ใ—ใ ใ‘ใ€ใ“ใฎๅญใŸใกใฎๅŠ›ใ‚’ๅ€Ÿใ‚Šใฆใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€ใฏใ„ใ€

Therefore, I think itโ€™s indeed true that the Otonal at Japanese Nationals was good and Skate Canadaโ€™s Origin was good but, after all, I was thinking that I could not perfect them as my own performance. Because the ideal was that hard to reach. That โ€˜idealโ€™ was probably not me, but I think that of Plushenko-san and Johnny-sanโ€™s shadows*. Therefore, when I thought of it, this was not my skating and thought this once more when performing Seimei during Medallist on Ice. When I skated Seimei…well, itโ€™s not really about a cover and original song but I really felt a difference similar to that within myself. Truthfully, Seimei and Ballade No. 1 are kids who, as legend-like records** to be passed down, so if I had been able to, I wanted to let them sleep. But, even so, during Medallist on Ice, when I borrowed their power – and maybe it was because of my mentality at the time – I thought I was able to be myself to a staggering degree. So, yes, for a little while longer, I thought it was okay to borrow the power of these kids, yes.

*literally he says their โ€˜backsโ€™ were the ideal, essentially the โ€˜backsโ€™ who he was chasing after or their idealised image in his head, but Iโ€™ve taken the liberty to use a more common English expression. 

**he uses ใ—ใพใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ which is a suffix usually used to denote something thatโ€™s not ideal/good – here it’s attached to ่จ˜้Œฒใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ – holding the records. Our interpretation is that he’s saying it’s almost a bad thing that they have those records because it gives these programs a particular weight because of their ‘legendary’ reputation that he doesn’t want to risk/harm by performing them again.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใฎๅฎŒๆˆๅบฆใ€ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใงใฎๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใฏ

ใ€€ใ€Œใ†๏ฝžใ‚“ใ€ใพใ‚่ทณในใชใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใงใใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ใ€่ทณในใŸใ‚‰ใ‹ใชใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใฏ็ตๆง‹ใ€ใ“ใฎ1ใ‚ซๆœˆ้–“ใงใใŸใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใพใ ่ทณในใฆใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใจใชใๅฝขใฏ่‰ฏใใชใฃใฆใใŸใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Q: Whatโ€™s the degree of completion for your 4A, will you fight with it at the World Championships?

A: U~mโ€ฆ well, if I canโ€™t jump it then I cannot put it in, though I’ll do it if I can. I think I was indeed able to practice it during this month-long period. I havenโ€™t landed it, but somehow or another, I think its condition/shape has gotten better. 

[ENG TRANSLATION] Dual Forms of Expression

Yuzuru Hanyu Interview with Ms.Kanon Matsuda – 17.10.2017

Translation: @yuzueco
Proofreading: @BlueFlame4Yuzu

Original Link :

http://www.toto-growing.com/interview29_1

https://www.toto-growing.com/interview29_2

Yuzuru Hanyu x Kanon Matsuda
Translation by Ecovail @yuzueco
Proofread by Tsuki @Tsukihoshi14 & Rin @BlueFlameforYUZU

้ฆ–้ƒฝๅœๆŸๆ‰€ใ€ๆŸ”ใ‚‰ใ‹ใชๅ…‰ใŒ้™ใ‚Šๆณจใใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใƒ›ใƒผใƒซใซใ€็พŽใ—ใๅŠ›ๅผทใ„ๆ—‹ๅพ‹ใŒ้Ÿฟใ„ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒงใƒ‘ใƒณใ€Žใƒใƒฉใƒผใƒ‰็ฌฌ๏ผ‘็•ชใ€ใ€‚ๆผ”ๅฅ่€…ใฏๆพ็”ฐ่ฏ้Ÿณใ•ใ‚“ใ€‚6ๆญณใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒขใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒฏใซๆธกใ‚Šใ€2014ๅนดใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ—ฅๆœฌไบบๅˆใฎใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขๆ”ฟๅบœ็‰นๅˆฅๅฅจๅญฆ็”Ÿใจใ—ใฆใƒขใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒฏ้Ÿณๆฅฝ้™ขใงๅญฆใถใ€ไปŠๆœ€ใ‚‚ๆณจ็›ฎใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹่‹ฅๆ‰‹ใƒ”ใ‚ขใƒ‹ใ‚นใƒˆใ ใ€‚ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆ–œใ‚ๅพŒๆ–นใงใฏใ€ใ‚นใƒฉใƒชใจๆ‰‹่ถณใฎไผธใณใŸ้’ๅนดใŒ็›ฎใ‚’้–‰ใ˜ใ€ๆ™‚ใซใฏไฝ“ใงใƒชใ‚บใƒ ใ‚’ใจใ‚ŠใชใŒใ‚‰ๆผ”ๅฅใซ่ดใๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใ‚’2017-18ใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใฎใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงๆผ”ใ˜ใ‚‹ใ€ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ้ธๆ‰‹ใงใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€‚

A beautiful and powerful melody sounded somewhere around Tokyo. Chopin Ballade No. 1. The performer is Ms. Kanon Matsuda. Moving to Moscow at the age of 6, she is the most noted young pianist who has studied at the Moscow Conservatory since 2014 as the first Japanese to receive the Russian government special scholarship.

Off to the side, behind Ms. Matsuda, a young man leans, with closed eyes, sometimes following the rhythm of the music with his body. The man is Yuzuru Hanyu, a figure skater who performs to this song for his short program in the 2017-2018 season.

็ซ‹ใกไผšใฃใŸ้–ขไฟ‚่€…ๅ…จๅ“กใŒๆฏใ‚’้ฃฒใ‚€ใ€ๅœงๅ€’็š„ใชๆผ”ๅฅใ€‚็ต‚ไบ†ๅพŒใ€ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใŒ็ซ‹ใกไธŠใŒใ‚Šใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใซๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆไธ€็คผใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏไธ€ๆ—ฆใ‚ซใƒกใƒฉใ‚’ๆญขใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†้ก˜ใ„ๅ‡บใŸใ€‚

It was a breathtaking performance for all who witnessed it. After the performance, when Ms. Matsuda got up and bowed to Hanyu, he asked the cameraman to stop filming.

ใ€Œใ™ใ„ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€ๆฑ—ใ‹ใ„ใกใ‚ƒใฃใŸใฎใงใ€‚ไปŠใ€้ ญใฎไธญใงใšใฃใจ๏ผˆใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎๆผ”็›ฎใ‚’๏ผ‰ใ‚„ใฃใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ใƒผ็ทŠๅผตใ—ใŸใ€

“I’m sorry. I’m sweating. I was doing my short program in my head while listening. Oh, I was nervous!”

ใƒใƒณใ‚ซใƒใง้ฆ–็ญ‹ใ‚’ใฌใใ„ใ€ใƒ‰ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚’ๅฃใซใ—ใฆไธ€ๆฏใคใใจใ€็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏๅ†ใณๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅ…ƒใธใจๆˆปใฃใฆ่กŒใฃใŸใ€‚ ่Šธ่ก“ใจใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใ€ไบŒไบบใฎ่‹ฅใๆ‰่ƒฝใŒใ€Œ่กจ็พใ€ใซใคใ„ใฆ่ชžใ‚Šๅง‹ใ‚ใŸใ€‚

Hanyu wiped the sweat off his neck with a handkerchief, took a sip of his drink and took a breath. Then he returned to Ms. Matsuda. Art and sports: the two young talents began to discuss “expression”.

H: Yuzuru Hanyu, M: Kanon Matsuda

๏ผ’ไบบใซใจใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒ‘ใƒณใ€Žใƒใƒฉใƒผใƒ‰็ฌฌ๏ผ‘็•ชใ€ใจใฏ๏ผŸ                                                               For these two, what is Chopin's Ballade No. 1?
็พฝ็”Ÿ:็ด ๆ™ดใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ๆผ”ๅฅใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†ใƒ”ใ‚ขใƒŽใงๆป‘ใฃใฆใฟใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใˆใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ€‚
H:It was a wonderful performance. I'd like to skate to such piano music.
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
M:Thank you very much!
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใ“ใฎใ‚ทใƒงใƒ‘ใƒณใฎใ€Žใƒใƒฉใƒผใƒ‰็ฌฌ๏ผ‘็•ชใ€ใซใฏใฉใ‚“ใชๆ€ใ„ๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
H: What does Ballade No. 1 mean to you?                                                                                               
Kanon Matsuda
ๆพ็”ฐ: ็งใฎๅ‡บ่บซๅœฐใงใ‚ใ‚‹้ฆ™ๅท็œŒใง้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚ŒใŸใƒชใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚ฟใƒซใงๆผ”ๅฅใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใใฎๅพŒใซใƒ‡ใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผ๏ผฃ๏ผค๏ผˆใ€Žๆพ็”ฐ่ฏ้Ÿณใƒ‡ใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใƒปใƒชใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚ฟใƒซใ€๏ผ‰ใซๅŽ้Œฒใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒๆฑบใพใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใฎๆ›ฒใงใ™ใ€‚

M: I played this song at a recital in Kagawa Prefecture, where I'm from. After that, it was decided that it would be included in my debut CD (Matsuda Kanon Debut Recital). So, it is a good memory for me.
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๅฎŸใฏใใฎ๏ผฃ๏ผคใ‚’ใ€ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใšใƒผใฃใจ่ดใ‹ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ„ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚
H: Actually, I was listening to that CD all day yesterday.
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใใ†ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผใ€€ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
M: Really? I'm so happy to hear that!
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฏๆฅฝๆ›ฒใ‚’็‰ฉ่ชžใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซ่งฃ้‡ˆใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใŠ่žใใ—ใพใ—ใŸใŒใ€ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใซใฏใฉใ‚“ใช็‰ฉ่ชžใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ

H: I heard that you interpret songs like stories. What kind of story do you think this song has?
ๆพ็”ฐ: ๆฏŽๅ›ž้•ใฃใŸ็‰ฉ่ชžใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ€ไปŠๅ›žใฏใ‚ดใƒผใƒซใ‚บใƒฏใƒผใ‚ธใƒผใฎๅฐ่ชฌใ€Žใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒผใ‚ตใ‚คใƒˆๅฎถ็‰ฉ่ชžใ€ใซๅ‡บใฆใใ‚‹ใ‚ฝใƒผใƒ ใ‚บใจใ‚คใƒฌใƒณ๏ผˆใ‚ขใ‚คใƒชใƒผใƒณ๏ผ‰ใฎ้–ขไฟ‚ใ€ใ‚ฝใƒผใƒ ใ‚บใŒใ‚คใƒฌใƒณใ‚’ๆƒณใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚’้Ÿณๆฅฝใซใ—ใฆใฟใ‚ˆใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆ่€ƒใˆใฆใฟใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚


M: I try to think of different stories each time. But this time, I was trying to think about the relationship between Soames and Irene in the Forsyte Saga by Galsworthy, and try to include Soames's feelings for Irene in the music.
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใ™ใ”ใ„ใชใ‚ใ€ๆœฌใ‚’ใ‚ˆใ่ชญใพใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใญใ€‚
H: Wow! That is really impressive! Do you read a lot?
Yuzuru Hanyu x Kanon Matsuda
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใฏใ„ใ€ๅฅฝใใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚
M: I do. I love reading.
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๅƒ•ใซใจใฃใฆใ“ใฎใ€Žใƒใƒฉใƒผใƒ‰็ฌฌ๏ผ‘็•ชใ€ใฏใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆ›ฒใซใคใ„ใฆใ‚‚ๆ€ใ„ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฏๅผทใใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ€ใชใ‚“ใฆ่จ€ใ†ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใชใ€ๅ‰ฒใจ่‡ชๅˆ†ใงใ„ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใŒๆ›ฒใจๅŒๅŒ–ใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

H: For me, about this Ballade No. 1 - of course, I have strong feelings. How can I explain: I can be myself. I feel like I can assimilate myself into this song.
ๆพ็”ฐ: ใชใ‚‹ใปใฉใ€‚
M: I see.
็พฝ็”Ÿ:่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใ€Œใ“ใ‚Œใ‚’ไผใˆใŸใ„ใ€ใ€Œใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚’ไผใˆใŸใ„ใ€ใฃใฆๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ™ใ‚‹ๅ‰ใ‹ใ‚‰ๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ใ‘ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ‚‹ๆœ€ไธญใซไฝ•ใ‹ใŒๅ‡บๆฅไธŠใŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚

H: I don't own it before I perform it, like "I want to express this" or "I want to express that". Within myself, something is being completed while I'm actually performing it.
ๆพ็”ฐ:็ด ๆ™ดใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใ€‚
M: That's amazing!
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆผ”ๅฅใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๅงฟใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใฏใ€ๅŠ›ใฎๅ…ฅใ‚Œๆ–นใจใ‹ๆฏใฎๆŠœใๆ–นใจใ‹ๅ‘ผๅธใจใ‹ใ‚’ใ™ใ”ใ„ๅคงไบ‹ใซใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใชใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใจไผผใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใงใ™ใ‹ใ‚‰ๆผ”ๅฅใ‚’่ดใ„ใฆใ€ใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ไฝœใ‚‰ใชใใกใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใ‚“ใ ใชใ‚ใจใ€ๅญฆใฐใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

H: When I watched you perform, I thought that you place importance on the way you exert force, breathing out and breathing in. Maybe that is similar to the feeling of skating. So, listening to your performance, Iโ€™ve learned that I have to do something like that, too.
Yuzuru Hanyu
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใ™ใ”ใๅฌ‰ใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚็งใฏใƒขใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒฏใฎ่‡ชๅฎ…ใฎใƒ†ใƒฌใƒ“ใงใ‚ฝใƒใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚’ใšใฃใจ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฏไป–ใฎใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใจ้•ใฃใฆใ€้Ÿณๆฅฝใ‚’่ดใ„ใฆๆ„Ÿใ˜ใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใ•ใ‚‰ใซไฝ“ใง่กจ็พใ™ใ‚‹่Šธ่ก“็š„ใช็ซถๆŠ€ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฎใ‚น
ใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‹ใ‚‰ใฏๆƒ…็†ฑใจใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ใ‚จใƒใƒซใ‚ฎใƒผใŒใ™ใ”ใไผใ‚ใฃใฆใใพใ™ใ€‚

M: I'm so happy to hear that. Thank you very much. I watched the Sochi Olympics on TV at home in Moscow. Unlike other sports, figure skating is an artistic competition that further expresses what you feel listening to music. From your skating, I feel passion and a lot of energy is transmitted.
ๆผ”ๅฅใƒปๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’้€šใ—ใฆ่ฆณๅฎขใซไผใˆใŸใ„ใ“ใจ
What do you wish to convey to the audience through your performances?
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๅ…ˆใปใฉใ€ŒๆฏŽๅ›ž้•ใฃใŸ็‰ฉ่ชžใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใ€ใจใŠใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ„ใพใ—ใŸใŒใ€ใใ‚ŒใฏๅŒใ˜ๆ›ฒใงใ‚‚ๆผ”ๅฅใฎใŸใณใซ้•ใ†ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจ๏ผŸ

H: As you mentioned earlier, "to think of a different story each time". But does it mean that you do so each time you perform, even for the same song?
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใˆใˆใ€‚ๅŒใ˜ใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚ˆใ†ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใงใใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€‚้›จใŒ้™ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ‚‰ใ€Œใ‚ใ€้›จใŒใ„ใ„ใชใ€ใฃใฆใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๆ‚ฒใ—ใ„ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงๅผพใ„ใฆใฟใŸใ‚Šใ€ใพใŸใฏๅธŒๆœ›ใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ‚‹ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงๅผพใ„ใฆใฟใŸใ‚Šใ€‚

M: Yes. Even if I try to think the same as before, I can't do it easily. If it's raining: "Oh, it's rainy" and I try to play with a slightly sad feeling, or try to play with the feeling of hope.
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใ‚นใƒ†ใƒผใ‚ธใซๅ…ฅใ‚‹ๅ‰ใ‹ใ‚‰็‰ฉ่ชžใ‚’ๆฑบใ‚ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
H: Do you decide on the story before going onstage?
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใฏใ„ใ€‚ๅ…จไฝ“ใฏๆฑบใ‚ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚ญใƒฃใƒฉใ‚ฏใ‚ฟใƒผใ‚’ใฏใฃใใ‚Šๅ‡บใ—ใŸใ„ๅ ดๆ‰€ใ ใ‘ใฏใ€ใ‚นใƒ†ใƒผใ‚ธใซไธŠใŒใ‚‹็›ดๅ‰ใพใง้ ญใฎไธญใงใ‚ฐใƒซใ‚ฐใƒซใ‚ฐใƒซใ‚ฐใƒซใจ่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใญใ€‚

M: Yes. I decide it vaguely. However, if there's a character I clearly want to convey, I go over and over it in my head until just before I go onstage.
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใงใ‚‚ใƒ”ใ‚ขใƒŽใฎใ‚ฏใƒฉใ‚ทใƒƒใ‚ฏใฃใฆ็ตๆง‹ใ‚ญใƒฃใƒฉใŒๆฑบใพใฃใฆใชใ„ใ“ใจใŒๅคšใ„ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‹ใ€‚ใใฎๆ—ฅใฎๅคฉๆฐ—ใจใ‹ไผšๅ ดใฎ้›ฐๅ›ฒๆฐ—ใจใ‹๏ผˆใฎๅฝฑ้ŸฟใŒ๏ผ‰ใ™ใ”ใใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚

H: But there are many cases where classical piano music doesn't have a concrete character. There is a lot of influence from the outside weather or the atmosphere in the venue, isn't there?
ๆพ็”ฐใ€€ใ†ใ‚“ใ†ใ‚“ใ€ใใ†ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚
M: Yes. Exactly.
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไบบ้–“ๆ€งใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ€ไปŠใพใง็ตŒ้จ“ใ—ใฆใใŸใ“ใจใจใ‹ใ€ไปŠใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆ€ใ„ใฎ่ƒŒๆ™ฏใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฏ่กจ็พใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใ‚ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

H: I thought that you are expressing things such as human nature, things that you've experienced so far and the background of your current thoughts .
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฏใฉใ†ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
M: How is it in figure skating?
็พฝ็”Ÿ:้Ÿณใ‚’ๅ‡บใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใซ่ฟ‘ใ„ใฎใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆ›ฒใฏใงใใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€็„กใ‹ใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใงไฝœใ‚Šๅ‡บใ™ใ‚‚ใฎใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ๅƒ•ใฏใ€Œใ“ใฎไบบใ€ๆ›ฒใซๅˆใ‚ใ›ใฆๆป‘ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใจใฏ้•ใ†ใ‚“ใ ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚

H: I think it's close to the sensation of producing sounds. Of course, the song exists already, it is not something you create yourself, but I hope people will feel: "This person is not just skating along with the song".
Yuzuru Hanyu
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใˆใˆใ€ใˆใˆใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใงๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ใ€ไธ€ๆญฉไธ€ๆญฉใซๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
M: I see. I see. You mean putting your own meaning into the song?
Something like putting meaning into every step?
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๅ…ฅใ‚Œใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€Œๅ…ฅใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ€ๆ„Ÿใ˜ใ€‚่ดใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไบบใ‚‚่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไบบใ‚‚ใ€ใใ—ใฆๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚‚ใ€็ตๅฑ€ใฟใ‚“ใช้•ใ†้ŽๅŽปใ€้•ใ†็ตŒ้จ“ใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ไพ‹ใˆใฐๆ‚ฒใ—ใ„ๆ›ฒใงใ‚‚ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใฎ่ฟ‘ใใซๆ‚ฒใ—ใ„ใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใ™ใ”ใ„ๆ‚ฒใ—ใใชใ‚‹ใ—ใ€็›ดๅ‰ใซๆฅฝใ—ใ„ใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ‚ฆใ‚ญใ‚ฆใ‚ญใ—ใŸ็Šถๆ…‹ใ ใฃใŸใ‚‰ๆ„Ÿใ˜ๆ–นใŒ้•ใ†ใจๆ€ใ†ใ—ใ€ๆ‚ฒใ—ใฟใฎๅพŒใซใ‚„ใฃใฆใใ‚‹ๅธŒๆœ›ใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชใ‚‚ใฎใŒ่ฆ‹ใˆใŸใ‚Šใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ—ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใฏใใ†ใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ใ™ใ”ใๅคงไบ‹ใซใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไผใˆใŸใ„ใ“ใจใฏใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใใ‚Œใžใ‚Œใซใ€Œไฝ•ใ‹ใ€ใŒไผใ‚ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚Œใฐใ„ใ„ใชใ‚ใ€ใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

H: Instead of "putting", it's more like "entering". Everyone who's listening and watching, and even me whoโ€™s skating, all have different pasts, different experiences. For example, a sad song -if you experienced something sad recently, will make you feel extremely sad,but if you've just had fun and are feeling excited, the way you feel it will be different. You may be able to see something like hope comes after sorrow. I really want to pay attention to those kind of things. There are many things I want to convey, but I want to convey a different "something" to every person watching.

ๆพ็”ฐใ€€ใใฎๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใ€็ด ๆ™ดใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
M: I think that sense you have is wonderful.
Yuzuru Hanyu
Yuzuru Hanyu x Kanon Matsuda
ๆฅฝๆ›ฒใซๅฏพใ—ใฆๆƒ…็†ฑใ‚’ๆณจใ’ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€ๆทฑใฟใ‚’่ฟฝๆฑ‚ใงใใ‚‹ใ‹
Do you embrace passion in music or pursue depth?
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏ็พŽใ—ใ•ใ‚„่กจ็พๅŠ›ใซใคใ„ใฆใ€ใฉใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซใŠ่€ƒใˆใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
M: What do you think about beauty and the ability to express it?
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฏๆŠ€่ก“็š„ใชใ“ใจใŒใ™ใ”ใ็›ฎ็ซ‹ใค็ซถๆŠ€ใงใ™ใ€‚ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใฎ้ซ˜ใ„ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงใ€ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใชใฉใ‚’ใ™ในใฆใใ‚Œใ„ใซๆฑบใ‚ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚Œใฐใ€ใใ‚ŒใŒ็ฉถๆฅตใ€‚
H: Figure skating is explicitly technical. The ultimate goal is to land all your jump and other elements cleanly in a high-level program.
 
ใใฎไธญใงใ€ใ€Œใ“ใ‚Œใ‚’ไผใˆใ‚ˆใ†ใ€ใ€Œใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚’ไผใˆใ‚ˆใ†ใ€ใจใ‚„ใ‚Šใ™ใŽใ‚‹ใจใ€ใใกใ‚ƒใใกใ‚ƒใซใชใฃใกใ‚ƒใฃใฆใƒŸใ‚นใ‚‚ๅข—ใˆใฆใ€ๆœ€็ต‚็š„ใซไผใ‚ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ“ใจใŒๅคšใ„ใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ ใฃใฆใใกใ‚ƒใใกใ‚ƒใซใชใฃใกใ‚ƒใ†ใ—ใ€‚
Within that framework, if you think too much about "Let's tell this" or "Let's tell that", you will mess up, make more mistakes and, in my opinion, end up not conveying what you want. And it messes up my feelings, too.
 
ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฏๆ€ใ„ใฉใŠใ‚Šใซใ„ใ‹ใชใ„ๆ™‚ใฃใฆใฉใ†ใ—ใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
How about you? What do you do when the situation doesnโ€™t line up with your expectations?
Yuzuru Hanyu
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใ‚ณใƒณใ‚ตใƒผใƒˆใ‚„ๆผ”ๅฅไผšใงๅผพใ„ใฆใ„ใฆใ€ใ€Œใ“ใ“ๆ€ใ„ใฉใŠใ‚Šใซใ„ใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใชใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฏๅฟ…ใšใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚็งใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€้Ÿณใ€‚ๅ‡บใ™้Ÿณใฎใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใชใ„ใจใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ๆŠ€่ก“ใ‚ˆใ‚Šๆ›ฒใฎใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ‚„ใ€ไผใˆใŸใ„ใƒกใƒƒใ‚ปใƒผใ‚ธใ‚’่€ƒใˆใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

M: There's no doubt that "Things did not go as I expected" moments happen during concerts and recitals. But, for me, the sound is the ultimate. I have to consider the quality of the sound, so I think more about the images of the songs and the messages I would like to give rather than the technical aspects.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ไพ‹ใˆใฐใ€ๆผ”ๅฅ้€”ไธญใง้ŸณใŒ๏ผ‘ๅ€‹้ฃ›ใ‚“ใ ใ‚Šใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ใใฎๅ ดใงๅฎŒๅ…จใซๅฟ˜ใ‚ŒๅŽปใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
H: For example, even if one note eludes you while you are playing, do you completely forget about it after that moment?
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ๅฟ˜ใ‚ŒๅŽปใฃใฆใพใ™ใญ๏ผˆ็ฌ‘๏ผ‰ใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒฃใƒƒใƒˆใ‚ขใ‚ฆใƒˆใ—ใชใ„ใจใพใŸๅŒใ˜ใ“ใจใ‚’็นฐใ‚Š่ฟ”ใ™ๅฏ่ƒฝๆ€งใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€้ŸณๆฅฝใŒๆญขใพใฃใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใ‚Šโ€ฆโ€ฆใ€‚
M: Yes, it completely disappears after that moment! [laughs]
If you don't shut out that mistake, you could make the same mistake again, and then the music itself would stop.
 
ใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ‚’ใ€ใ‚นใƒˆใƒผใƒชใƒผใ‚’็ถšใ‘ใฆใ„ใ‹ใชใ„ใจๆ›ฒใŒ็ถšใ„ใฆใ„ใ‹ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใƒŸใ‚นใฎใ“ใจใฏๅฟ˜ใ‚Œใพใ™ใ€‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใ€ๆผ”ๅฅใ—ใŸๅพŒใ€ŒไปŠๆ—ฅ้–“้•ใฃใฆใŸใ‚ˆใญใ€ใฃใฆ่จ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใฆใ‚‚ใ€Œใใ†ใ ใฃใŸใฃใ‘๏ผŸใ€ใฃใฆๆ€ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚
You need to keep playing the images and stories, otherwise, the song doesn't continue. So, I sweep away the mistakes.
And, in fact, if someone points it out - "You made mistakes today, didn't you?", there are times I wonder, "Did I?"
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใ‹ใงใƒŸใ‚นใฃใŸใ“ใจใ‚’ๅฟ˜ใ‚Œใฆใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใŒ็ตๆง‹ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚
H: Yeah, there are also times when I forget mistakes in my jumps, etc.    
Kanon Matsuda x Yuzuru Hanyu
ๆพ็”ฐ:็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏใ€ๆ›ฒ้ธใณใฏใฉใ†ใชใ•ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
M: How do you choose the songs for your programs?
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ๆœ€่ฟ‘๏ผ•ใ€œ๏ผ–ๅนดใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใง้ธๆ›ฒใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใฎๅŸบๆบ–ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใซๅฏพใ—ใฆใฉใ‚Œใ ใ‘่ˆˆๅ‘ณใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€‚ใใฎๆ›ฒใ ใ‘ใง๏ผ‘ๅนด๏ผ’ๅนดใใ‚‰ใ„ๆป‘ใ‚‰ใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใใฆใ€ๆฏŽๆ—ฅๆป‘ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่žใ้ฃฝใใฆใใŸใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ—ใกใ‚ƒใ†ใ€‚ๆƒ…็†ฑใ‚’ๆณจใ’ใ‚‹ใ‹ๆณจใ’ใชใ„ใ‹ใฃใฆใ™ใ”ใๅคงใใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚

H: For my free skate, I've chosen the songs myself for the past 5-6 years.The standard I follow is how much interest I have in the program. I'll be skating that program everyday for a year or two, so there will definitely be times that I'll get tired of listening to the song. It is a huge deal whether I can be passionate about the song or not.
 
ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰โ€œๆทฑใฟโ€ใŒใชใ„ใจ่ฟฝๆฑ‚ใ—ใใ‚Œใชใ„ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฎๅ ดๅˆใ€ๆ›ฒใŒ้›ฃใ—ใ™ใŽใ‚‹ใจใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใฏใ€Œใ‚ใ‚้›ฃใ—ใ„ใชใ€ใง็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใกใ‚ƒใ†ใ€‚
So, you can't pursue a song without "depth". But, in the case of figure skating, if the song is too difficult, people watching will end up thinking, "Oh, itโ€™s difficult."
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใ†ใ‚“ใ†ใ‚“ใ†ใ‚“ใ€‚ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚
M: I understand what you're saying.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใใ‚Œใฏใ™ใ”ใๆณจๆ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚ใฉใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ›ฒใŒใฟใชใ•ใ‚“ใซไผใ‚ใ‚Šใ‚„ใ™ใ„ใฎใ‹ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไผใˆใ‚ˆใ†ใจๆ€ใˆใ‚‹ใ‚‚ใฎใŒไผใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€‚
H: That's why I pay a lot of attention to what kind of songs are easy to convey to people and easy for me to use to express what I want to express.
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใ™ใ”ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใงใ‚‚้›ฃใ—ใ„ใ€‚็งใฎๅ ดๅˆใƒชใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚ฟใƒซใ ใจ๏ผ‘ๆ™‚้–“ๅŠๅผพใ„ใฆใชใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใชใ‚‰ใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ไฝ“ๅŠ›ใŒๆŒใคใ‹ใฉใ†ใ‹ใ‚‚่จˆ็ฎ—ใ—ใฆใ€‚ใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Šใชๆ›ฒใฐใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ ใจไฝ“ๅŠ›็š„ใซใฏๆฅฝใงใ™ใŒใ€่ดใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไบบใฏใคใพใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‹ใ€‚

M: Amazing! But that is a difficult thing. In my case, I have to play for an hour and a half for a recital, so I also have to calculate whether I'll have the physical strength or not. Physically, it's easier for me to only play slow music, but the people listening will get bored of that, right?
ๆ”ฏใˆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ๅคขใซๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใŒใ‚“ใฐใ‚Œใ‚‹
Because of the support, we can try our best to achieve our dreams.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฏ๏ผ–ๆญณใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒขใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒฏใงใƒ”ใ‚ขใƒŽใ‚’ๅญฆใ‚“ใงใ„ใฆใ€ไปŠใฏใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขๆ”ฟๅบœใฎ็‰นๅˆฅๅฅจๅญฆ็”Ÿใจใ—ใฆใƒขใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒฏ้Ÿณๆฅฝ้™ขใซๅœจ็ฑใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚
H: You have studied piano in Moscow since you were 6 years old and now you're enrolled in the Moscow Conservatory as a special scholar of the Russian government, right?
 
ใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขใฎ่Šธ่ก“ใฎๅˆ†้‡Žใฏใ€่‹ฅใ„ๆ‰่ƒฝใ‚’่‚ฒใฆใ‚‹ๆ–‡ๅŒ–ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใ€‚
Does the Russian art sector cultivate young talent?
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใฏใ„ใ€‚ใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขใฏ่Šธ่ก“ใ‚’ๆ”ฏใˆใ‚‹ไป•็ต„ใฟใŒใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจๆ„Ÿใ˜ใพใ™ใ€‚
M: Yes. And I think Russia has a solid support mechanism for the arts.
 
็งใŒๅ’ๆฅญใ—ใŸใ‚ฐใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒณ้Ÿณๆฅฝๅญฆๆ กใฏใ€ๅŸบๆœฌ็š„ใซใฏๅ…จๅ“กใ€ๅญฆ่ฒปใŒๅ…จ้กๅ…้™คใงใ—ใŸใ€‚ใŸใ ใ—ใ€ๅธธใซๅŽณใ—ใ„่ฉฆ้จ“ใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€ๅŸบๆบ–ใซใตใ•ใ‚ใ—ใใชใ„ไบบใฏ็ฟŒๅนดใ‹ใ‚‰ๅญฆ่ฒปใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ๅˆๆ ผ็‚นใ‚’ใจใ‚Œใชใ„ใจ้€€ๅญฆๅ‡ฆๅˆ†ใซใชใฃใŸใ‚Šใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚
Basically, at the music school from which I graduated, all students are exempt from tuition.
However, there are strict exams. Those who don't meet the standards will be charged tuition the following year or will be expelled unless they can pass.
 
ๅŽณใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใŒใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚ทใ‚นใƒ†ใƒ ใฏ็ด ๆ™ดใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚็พๅœจใฎใƒขใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒฏ้Ÿณๆฅฝ้™ขใฏใ€ใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขไบบใฎใƒˆใƒƒใƒ—40ไบบใฏๅญฆ่ฒปใŒๅ…จ้กๅ…้™คใงใ™ใ€‚็งใฏๅค–ๅ›ฝไบบๆž ใงใชใ็พๅœฐใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขไบบใจๅŒใ˜่ฉฆ้จ“ใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ใฆๆ”ฟๅบœ็‰นๅˆฅๅฅจๅญฆ็”Ÿใซ้ธใ‚“ใงใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚
It's tough, but I think the system's great. Currently, at the Moscow Conservatory, the top 40 Russian students are exempt from tuition fees.
I took the same exams as the local Russians, unlike foreigners, and was selected to be a special government scholar.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใ™ใ”ใ„ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ๅƒ•ใ‚‚JSCใƒˆใƒƒใƒ—ใ‚ขใ‚นใƒชใƒผใƒˆใจใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใใ˜๏ผˆtotoใƒปBIG)ใฎๅŽ็›Šใซใ‚ˆใ‚‹ๅŠฉๆˆใซใ‚ˆใ‚Šๆ”ฏใˆใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
H: That's so impressive! I'm also supported by subsidies sponsored by the revenue of a sports lottery (toto BIG) as a JSC top athlete.
 
ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฏใ™ใ”ใใŠ้‡‘ใฎใ‹ใ‹ใ‚‹ใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใชใฎใงใ€ใ“ใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใชๅŠฉๆˆใฎไป•็ต„ใฟใ€ใใ—ใฆใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใฎใƒ•ใ‚กใƒณใฎๅฟœๆดใซๅŠ›ใ‚’ใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ๅคขใซๅ‘ใ‹ใฃใฆใŒใ‚“ใฐใฃใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
Skating is a very costly sport, so with this subsidy mechanism and the power gained through the support of my fans, I'm striving towards my dreams.  
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:็งใ‚‚็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซๆ”ฏใˆใฆ้ ‚ใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซๆ„Ÿ่ฌใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใŒใ‚“ใฐใฃใฆใ„ใ“ใ†ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
M: I'm grateful to everyone for supporting me. I think I will try my best in the future as well.
ไธ€ใคใฒใจใคใฎๅ‹•ใใ€้Ÿณใ€‚ๅ…จใฆใซๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ใ“ใ‚ใ‚‹
Each movement, a sound. Adding meaning to everything

็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฏ6ๆญณใ‹ใ‚‰ใšใฃใจใƒขใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒฏใงๆšฎใ‚‰ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚็พๅœฐใงใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไบบๆฐ—ใฏใฉใ†ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
H: You've been living in Moscow since you were 6 years old, haven't you? How is the popularity of skating there?
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใฏใ„ใ€ๅคงไบบๆฐ—ใงใ™ใ€‚ใƒขใ‚นใ‚ฏใƒฏๅธ‚ๅ†…ใซใฏใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใŒใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใฃใฆใ€่ตคใฎๅบƒๅ ดใ‚‚ๅ†ฌใซใฏใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใŒใงใใพใ™ใ€‚
M: I have. Figure skating is very popular.
There are many skating rinks in Moscow. Thereโ€™s a rink at Red Square in the winter as well.
 
ใงใ™ใ‹ใ‚‰้ธๆ‰‹ใ‚’ๅฟœๆดใ™ใ‚‹ใฎใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ๅคงๅ‹ขใฎๅธ‚ๆฐ‘ใŒๆ—ฅๅธธ็š„ใซใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๆฅฝใ—ใ‚€็’ฐๅขƒใซใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚
So it's an environment where many citizens enjoy skating on a daily basis, as well as supporting skaters.
 
็งใ‚‚ๆ™‚ใ€…ใ€Œๆป‘ใ‚ใ†ใ‚ˆใ€ใจ่ช˜ใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใŒใ€ใ‚ฑใ‚ฌใ‚’ใ™ใ‚‹ใจๆผ”ๅฅใซๅฝฑ้ŸฟใŒๅ‡บใ‚‹ใฎใงใ‚„ใฃใŸใ“ใจใฏใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚
I've also been asked, "Let's go skate", but, if I get injured, my performance will be affected, so I've never gone skating unfortunately.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๅƒ•ใฏใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขใฎๆŒฏไป˜ๅธซใฎๆ–นใซใ‚‚ๆ•™ใ‚ใฃใŸใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใฎๆ™‚ใซๆ•™ใ‚ใฃใŸใฎใฏใ€ใƒกใƒชใƒใƒชใ ใฃใŸใ‚ŠๅŠ›ๅผทใ•ใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใ€ๅ‘ผๅธใฎไฝฟใ„ๆ–นใ€ไฝ“ใฎๅ‹•ใ‹ใ—ๆ–นใจใ‹ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ€‚
H: I've been taught by Russian choreographers in the past. What I was taught was sharpness and power, as well as how to use breathing, how to move my body, things like that.
 
ใใ—ใฆไปŠๆ—ฅใ€ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆผ”ๅฅใซใ‚‚ใใ‚ŒใŒใ™ใ”ใๅ‡บใฆใ„ใฆใ€ๅ…ฑๆ„Ÿใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใซใจใฃใฆใ€ใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขใงๅŸนใฃใฆใใฆใ€Œใ“ใ‚ŒใŒไธ€็•ชใŸใ‚ใซใชใฃใŸใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใฏไฝ•ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
And today, I got the same sense from your performance. I felt empathy.
What was the most beneficial thing youโ€™ve cultivated in Russia?
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใ‚ฐใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒณ้Ÿณๆฅฝๅญฆๆ กใฎใ‚จใƒฌใƒผใƒŠใƒปใ‚คใƒฏใƒŽใƒผใƒฏๅ…ˆ็”ŸใŒใ€12ๅนด้–“ๅญฆใ‚“ใงใ„ใŸ็งใซใšใƒผใฃใจ่จ€ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ“ใจใŒใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚
M: Professor Elena Ivanova of the Gnessin Academy of Music has spoken with me for the last 12 years I've been studying.
 
ใใ‚Œใฏใ€Œ็ตถๅฏพใซๆ„ๅ‘ณใฎใชใ„้Ÿณใ‚’ๅผพใใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใงใ™ใ€‚ๅฟ…ใšไธ€้Ÿณไธ€้Ÿณใซๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ไฝœใ‚Šใชใ•ใ„ใจใ€‚ใƒ•ใƒฌใƒผใ‚บใซ่จ€่‘‰ใ‚’ใคใ‘ใŸใ‚Šใ‚นใƒˆใƒผใƒชใƒผใ‚’่€ƒใˆใŸใ‚Šใ€‚ใใฎใŸใ‚ใซใฏใ“ใฎๆœฌใ‚’่ชญใฟใชใ•ใ„ใ€ใ“ใฎๆ˜ ็”ปใ‚’่ฆ‹ใชใ•ใ„ใ€ใ“ใฎ็ตตใ‚’่ฆ‹ใชใ•ใ„ใฃใฆใ€‚
[How can you embrace passion in music or pursue depth?]
"Never play sounds that are meaningless." Be sure to create meaning in every sound.
She told me to practice thinking of words or to create stories to the phrases. Sheโ€™d tell me to read this book, watch this movie, look at this picture - stuff like that, in order to do so.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใ†ใƒผใ‚“ใ€‚ใชใ‚‹ใปใฉใ€ๅ‹‰ๅผทใซใชใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚
H: I see. Interesting. I've learned something.
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ๅ…ˆ็”ŸใŒๆ•™ใˆใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใŸใฎใฏใ€ไฝ“ใฎไฝฟใ„ๆ–นใ‚‚ใงใ™ใญใ€‚็งใฏๆ™ฎ้€šใฎใƒ”ใ‚ขใƒ‹ใ‚นใƒˆใฎๆ–นใซๆฏ”ในใฆๆ‰‹ใŒๅฐใ•ใใฆ่…•ใ‚‚็ดฐใ‚ใชใฎใงใ€ใฉใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅŠ›ใ‚’ๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŸใ‚‰ใฉใ‚“ใช้ŸณใŒๅ‡บใ‚‹ใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใฉใ“ใงๅŠ›ใ‚’ๆŠœใใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’ใ€‚
M: She also taught me how to use my body. I have smaller hands and thinner arms than most pianists, so how much power to put in, what kind of sound comes out when I do so, where to draw power from. She taught me such things.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๅƒ•ใ‚‰ใฎ็ซถๆŠ€ใ‚‚ไฝ“ใฎ็‰นๅพดใŒใ™ใ”ใๅฝฑ้Ÿฟใ—ใพใ™ใ€‚
H: The characteristics of our bodies also have a great influence in figure skating.
 
ใ‚นใ‚ฟใ‚คใƒซใ€่บซ้•ทใ€ๆ‰‹่ถณใฎ้•ทใ•ใ€‚ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใƒญใ‚ทใ‚ขใฎๅ…ˆ็”Ÿใซๆ•™ใ‚ใฃใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€Œใ‚ใชใŸใฏใ›ใฃใ‹ใๆ‰‹่ถณใŒ้•ทใ„ใ‚“ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจไฝฟใ„ใชใ•ใ„ใ€ใจใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๅ…ทไฝ“็š„ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ๆ•™ใˆใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใˆใŸใ“ใจใ‚’ใ‚ใ‚‰ใŸใ‚ใฆๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚
Style, height, length of limbs. When I was taught by a Russian teacher, I was told, "Because you have long limbs, utilize them more." Iโ€™m once again reminded of that specific advice.
 
ๅฎŸใฏไปŠใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณใ€ใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงใ€ŽSEIMEIใ€๏ผˆๆ˜ ็”ปใ€Ž้™ฐ้™ฝๅธซใ€ใ‚ตใ‚ฆใƒณใƒ‰ใƒˆใƒฉใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚ˆใ‚Š๏ผ‰ใจใ„ใ†ๆ›ฒใ‚’ไฝฟ็”จใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ“ใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใงใ‚‚ไธ€ใคใฒใจใคใฎๆŒฏใ‚Šใ€ๅ˜็ด”ใชๅŸบๆœฌๅ‹•ไฝœใซใ‚‚ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚’ใ‚‚ใŸใ›ใชใ•ใ„ใฃใฆใ™ใ”ใ่จ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅใฏๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใจใŠ่ฉฑใ—ใ—ใฆใ€ๅ…ฑ้€šใ™ใ‚‹้ƒจๅˆ†ใŒใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚‹ใชใ‚ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚
And, actually, this season, I'm using a song Seimei (from the soundtrack of the movie "Onmyoji") in the free program, but even in this program, my choreographer told me that I need to make sure that every single movement , every simple action has meaning.
Today, I talked with you and realized that we have a lot in common.
 ๆ–ฐใŸใชใ‚นใƒ†ใƒผใ‚ธใ‚’ใ‚ใ–ใ™ใ€ใใ‚Œใžใ‚Œใฎ้“
Aiming for a new stage, on each different path
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ๆพ็”ฐใ•ใ‚“ใฎไปŠๅพŒใฎ็›ฎๆจ™ใ‚„ไบˆๅฎšใ‚’ๆ•™ใˆใฆใใ ใ•ใ„ใ€‚
H: Could you tell me your goals and plans?
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:2017ๅนด6ๆœˆใซ2ๆžš็›ฎใฎใ‚ขใƒซใƒใƒ ใ€Žใƒ ใ‚ฝใƒซใ‚ฐใ‚นใ‚ญใƒผ:ๅฑ•่ฆงไผšใฎ็ตตใ€ใŒใƒชใƒชใƒผใ‚นใ•ใ‚Œใพใ—ใŸใ€‚็ง‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใฏใใฎใ‚ขใƒซใƒใƒ ใฎใƒชใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚ฟใƒซใŒใŸใใ•ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใฟใชใ•ใพใซๅ–œใ‚“ใงใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ๆผ”ๅฅใŒใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใŒใ‚“ใฐใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
M: In June 2017, my second album, "Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition" was released. Since autumn, there have been a lot of recitals for that album. So, I'd like to do my best to play with pleasure for everyone.
 
ใ“ใฎใ‚ขใƒซใƒใƒ ใฎ8ๆ›ฒ็›ฎใซใ€Žใƒžใƒผใ‚ญใƒฅใ‚ทใ‚ชใ€๏ผˆใ€Šใƒญใƒกใ‚ชใจใ‚ธใƒฅใƒชใ‚จใƒƒใƒˆใ€‹ใ‚ˆใ‚Š10ใฎๅฐๅ“ ไฝœๅ“75:็ฌฌ8ๆ›ฒ๏ผ‰ใจใ„ใ†ๆ›ฒใŒๅŽ้Œฒใ•ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ™ใŒใ€ใ“ใฎๆ›ฒใ‚’็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใงๆป‘ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใฉใ‚“ใชใตใ†ใซใชใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ†ใชใจใ€ๅ€‹ไบบ็š„ใซใใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚‚ๆƒณๅƒใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
The 8th song on the album is "Mercutio" (from "Romeo and Juliet"). Personally, Iโ€™m imagining and wonder how itโ€™d be if you skated to that song.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:่ดใใซ่กŒใใŸใ„ใงใ™ใญใƒผใ€‚ใ‚ทใƒผใ‚บใƒณไธญใ‹ใชใƒผ๏ผˆ็ฌ‘๏ผ‰ใ€‚
H: I'd love to go to a recital to listen to that song. I wonder if itโ€™ll be the middle of the skating season. [laughs]
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:็พฝ็”Ÿ้ธๆ‰‹ใฏๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใŒๆŽงใˆใฆใ„ใพใ™ใŒใ€ๆ„ๆฐ—่พผใฟใ‚’่žใ‹ใ›ใฆใใ ใ•ใ„ใ€‚
M: The Pyeongchang Olympics are coming. Please tell me about your enthusiasm.
 
็พฝ็”Ÿ:ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใซๅ‘ใ‘ใฆ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไฝ“่ชฟ็ฎก็†ใจใ‹ใ‚’ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ‚ฑใ‚ฌใŒใคใใ‚‚ใฎใฎใ‚นใƒใƒผใƒ„ใชใฎใงใ€ใจใซใ‹ใใ‚ฑใ‚ฌใซๆฐ—ใ‚’ใคใ‘ใฆใ€ๆฏŽๆ—ฅ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใŒใ‚“ใฐใฃใฆใ„ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไปŠใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใงใ™ใ€‚
H: I want to properly manage my physical condition and such for the Olympics. Also, since injury is inherent in sports, I need to be careful of that hope that I can do my best every day. Thatโ€™s my current feeling.
 
ๆพ็”ฐ:ใŒใ‚“ใฐใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใ„ใ€ๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚
M: Please do your best! Iโ€™m rooting for you!

[ENG TRANSLATION] Development of Figure Skating by Hanyu’s influence in Peru.

https://mainichi.jp/articles/20171016/k00/00e/050/216000c.amp

โ†‘Original article 16.10.2017 Mainichi Shinbun

ใ€€2017ๅนด10ๆœˆ16ๆ—ฅ ใ€€ๆฏŽๆ—ฅๆ–ฐ่ž

Sisters posing in front of Hanyuโ€™s picture.  The longing for figure skating powerhouse Japan is strong.

ๅ—็ฑณใƒšใƒซใƒผใงใ€ใ„ใคใ‹ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใงไบ”่ผชใซๅ‡บๅ ดใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ๅคขใ‚’ๆŒใค่‹ฅ่€…ใŸใกใŒใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚๏ผ•ไบบใฎ้ธๆ‰‹ใงๅง‹ใพใฃใŸใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆๆ•™ๅฎคใฏใ‚ใšใ‹๏ผ•ๅนดใง๏ผ‘๏ผ•๏ผไบบใ‚’่ถ…ใˆใŸใ€‚

In Peru, South America, there are young people who have the dream of participating in Olympic figure skating someday. The skating class started with five skaters and exceeded 150 in just five years.

ๅ›ฝ้š›่ฆๆ ผใฎๅŠๅˆ†ใฎๅบƒใ•ใ—ใ‹ใชใ„ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚’ไฝฟใ„ใ€ใƒญใƒผใƒฉใƒผใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉๅ‡บๅ ดใจใ„ใ†็•ฐ่‰ฒใฎ็ตŒๆญดใ‚’ๆŒใคๆŒ‡ๅฐŽ่€…ใฎไธ‹ใ€ๆ˜Žใ‚‹ใ้™ฝๆฐ—ใชๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใŒ็ถšใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚

They use rinks that are only half the size of international standards, but a bright and cheerful challenge proceeds under a leader who has the unique background of having competed in the roller skating world championship.

ใƒชใƒžๅธ‚ๅ†…ใฎไธญๅฟƒ้ƒจใซใ‚ใ‚‹้Šๆˆฏๆ–ฝ่จญๅ†…ใงใ€ๅญใฉใ‚‚ใŸใกใฎๅฃฐใŒ้Ÿฟใๆธกใ‚‹ใ€‚๏ผ’๏ผ๏ผ‘๏ผ‘ๅนดใซๅฎŒๆˆใ—ใŸใจใ„ใ†ๅŒๅ›ฝๅˆใฎๅธธ่จญใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ€Œใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใƒฉใƒณใƒ‰ใƒ‘ใƒผใ‚ฏใ€ใ ใ€‚
Childrenโ€™s voices echo in the play facilities in the center of Lima.  Itโ€™s the first permanent rink in the country, Iceland Park, which was completed in 2011.

ใ€Œๆ—ฅๆœฌใ‹ใ‚‰ๆฅใŸใฎ๏ผŸใ€€ใ“ใ“ใงใƒฆใƒ…ใƒซใƒปใƒใƒ‹ใƒฅใƒผ๏ผˆ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆ๏ผ‰ใ‚’็Ÿฅใ‚‰ใชใ„ไบบใฏใ„ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ€ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌใ‹ใ‚‰่ฆ‹ใฆๅœฐ็ƒใฎๅๅฏพๅดใซใ‚ใ‚‹ๅ›ฝใฎๅญใฉใ‚‚ใŸใกใŒๅฃใ€…ใซ๏ผ‘๏ผ”ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒไบ”่ผชใฎ็”ทๅญ้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒชใ‚นใƒˆใซ่ฆชใ—ใฟใ‚’่พผใ‚ใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚
โ€œDid you come from Japan?  Thereโ€™s no one here who doesnโ€™t know about Yuzuru Hanyu.โ€  Children from countries on the other side of the globe from Japan are familiar with the 2014 Sochi Olympic menโ€™s gold medalist.

๏ผ‘๏ผ’ๅนดใซใ‚ขใƒซใ‚ผใƒณใƒใƒณไบบใฎใ‚ปใƒซใƒ’ใ‚ชใƒปใƒญใ‚คใ‚นใ•ใ‚“๏ผˆ๏ผ“๏ผ—๏ผ‰ใŒๆŒ‡ๅฐŽ่€…ใจใ—ใฆๆ‹›ใ‹ใ‚Œใ€ๅŸบๆœฌๆŠ€่ก“ใ‚’ๆ•™ใˆใ‚‹ๆ•™ๅฎคใŒๅง‹ใพใฃใŸใ€‚่ปขๆฉŸใฏ๏ผ‘๏ผ•ๅนดใซๅ—็ฑณ๏ผ•ใ‚ซๅ›ฝใฎใ‚ฏใƒฉใƒ–ใฎไธปๅ‚ฌใงๅˆใ‚ใฆ้–‹ๅ‚ฌใ•ใ‚ŒใŸโ€œๅ—็ฑณ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉโ€ใ€‚

Argentinian Sergio Lois (37) was invited to lead classes in 2012.  Skating classes began with teaching basic technique.

The turning point was the South American Championship, hosted by clubs from 5 different nations , which was held for the first time in 2015.

ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใจใฏ็ธ้ ใ„ๅ›ฝๅŒๅฃซใงๅ”ๅŠ›ใ—ๅˆใ„ใ€้ธๆ‰‹ใŸใกใซๅ›ฝ้š›่ฉฆๅˆใฎๆฉŸไผšใ‚’่จญใ‘ใŸใ€‚ใƒšใƒซใƒผใฏๅ‡บๅ ด้ธๆ‰‹ใŒๅ„ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใงโ€œ้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซโ€ใ‚’ๆ‰‹ใซใ—ใฆ่‡ชไฟกใ‚’ๆทฑใ‚ใŸใ€‚ไปŠๅนด๏ผ‘๏ผ‘ๆœˆใฎใ‚จใ‚ฏใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒซใงใฎๅคงไผšใซใฏ็ด„๏ผ”๏ผไบบใŒๅ‚ๅŠ ใ™ใ‚‹ไบˆๅฎšใ ใ€‚

This was cooperation among countries that are not familiar with figure skating, and creating opportunities for international competitions for skaters. 

In Peru, the skaters gained confidence with gold medals at each level.  Approximately 40 people will participate in the event in Ecuador this November.

็ฌฌ๏ผ‘ๅ›žๅคงไผšใงๅ„ชๅ‹ใ—ใŸใƒ’ใƒกใƒŠใƒปใ‚ชใƒซใƒžใƒใƒฅใ‚ข๏ผˆ๏ผ‘๏ผ—๏ผ‰ใฏใ€Œใƒšใƒซใƒผใจใ„ใˆใฐใ‚ตใƒƒใ‚ซใƒผใ‹ใƒใƒฌใƒผใ€‚ไบบใจ้•ใ†็ซถๆŠ€ใŒใ—ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใ€‚ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใงๆป‘ใ‚‹ใจใพใ‚‹ใง้ฃ›ใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆฐ—ๅˆ†ใ€ใจๅคขไธญใ ใ€‚

Himena Olmaturia (17), who won the first competition, is very passionate about skating:  โ€œPeru is a nation known for being good at football or volleyball. I wanted to try a different sport.  I feel like I am flying when I skate in the rink.โ€

ใ ใŒใ€ๆ–ฝ่จญใฏไบ”่ผชใ‚’็›ฎๆŒ‡ใ™ใซใฏใตใ•ใ‚ใ—ใ„ใจใฏ่จ€ใ„้›ฃใ„ใ€‚ๅบƒใ•ใฏ้•ทใ•๏ผ“๏ผ’ใƒกใƒผใƒˆใƒซใ€ๅน…๏ผ‘๏ผ”ใƒกใƒผใƒˆใƒซใ€‚ไบ”่ผชใชใฉใงๆœ›ใพใ—ใ„ใจใ•ใ‚Œใ‚‹ๅ›ฝ้š›่ฆๆ ผ๏ผˆ๏ผ–๏ผใƒกใƒผใƒˆใƒซร—๏ผ“๏ผใƒกใƒผใƒˆใƒซ๏ผ‰ใฎๅŠๅˆ†็จ‹ๅบฆใ€‚ใƒ“ใƒ‹ใƒผใƒซ่ฃฝใฎๅน•ใซ่ฆ†ใ‚ใ‚Œใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใŒใ€ๅฎŒๅ…จใชๅฑ‹ๅ†…ๆ–ฝ่จญใงใฏใชใๅฑ‹ๆ นใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎๆฐดๆปดใŒๆฐทใ‚’ใ†ใŒใคใ€‚

However, it is difficult to say that the facility is suitable to prepare for the Olympics.  It is 32 meters in length and 14 meters in width – about half of the international standard (60 meters by 30 meters), which is considered desirable for the Olympics and other competitions.  Covered with a vinyl curtain, it is not a completely indoor facility. Water drips from the ceiling, hitting the ice.

ๆ”ฟๅบœใฏใƒฆใƒ‹ใƒ›ใƒผใƒ ใชใฉใฎๆ”ฏ็ตฆใฏใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ€ๆ–ฝ่จญใŒๆฐ‘้–“ไผๆฅญใงใ‚ใ‚‹ใŸใ‚้€ฃ็›Ÿ่จญ็ซ‹ใฏ่ชใ‚ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ€‚ใ“ใฎใŸใ‚ใ€ๅ›ฝ้š›ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆ้€ฃ็›Ÿ๏ผˆ๏ผฉ๏ผณ๏ผต๏ผ‰ใซใ‚‚ๅŠ ็›Ÿใ—ใฆใ„ใชใ„ใ€‚

้ธๆ‰‹ใฎๆŠ€้‡ใ‚‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌใชใ‚‰ใฐๅˆๅฟƒ่€…ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใ ใ€‚ใƒˆใƒƒใƒ—้ธๆ‰‹ใฎไธ€ไบบใงใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ชใƒซใƒžใƒใƒฅใ‚ขใฏ๏ผ–็จฎ้กžใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใฎใ†ใกไฝ•ใจใ‹๏ผ”็จฎ้กžใง๏ผ‘ๅ›ž่ปขใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใ‚’่ทณในใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใŸใŒใ€ๅŠๆ•ฐไปฅไธŠใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ๆญด๏ผ‘ๅนดๆœชๆบ€ใ ใ€‚

Even though the government provides uniforms, it doesnโ€™t allow the establishment of a federation because the facility is a private entity.  For this reason, Peru is not a member of the International Skating Union (ISU).

Their technical skills are also similar to the level of beginners in Japan. Olmaturia, one of the top skaters, has learned to 4 single jumps out of the 6 types of jumps. More than half of the skaters have less than a year of competitive experience.  

ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ๆƒ…็†ฑใซๆบ€ใกใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚้ŸณๆฅฝใŒๆตใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆŒฏใ‚Šไป˜ใ‘ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใฏๅ‘จๅ›ฒใŒๆœฌ็•ชใ•ใชใŒใ‚‰ใซ็››ใ‚ŠไธŠใ’ใ€้ธๆ‰‹ใฎใ‚„ใ‚‹ๆฐ—ใ‚’ๅผ•ใๅ‡บใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—็ทด็ฟ’็”จใฎ้ซ˜ไพกใช่ฃœๅŠฉๅ™จๅ…ทใ‚‚ๆ”ฏๆด่€…ใŒๆ‰‹ไฝœใ‚Šใงไป•ไธŠใ’ใŸใ€‚

Still, they are full of passion.  In the choreographic practice, while music flows, the atmosphere becomes lively like at a real competition and the skatersโ€™ motivations rise up. An expensive apparatus for practicing jumps was handmade by a supporter.

ๆŒ‡ๅฐŽใ™ใ‚‹ใƒญใ‚คใ‚นใ•ใ‚“ใฏใ€Œ็ทด็ฟ’็’ฐๅขƒใ€ใ‚ใตใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆ‰่ƒฝใ€่ฆๅพ‹ใ€‚ๆ—ฅๆœฌใซใฏ็ซถๆŠ€ใซๅฟ…่ฆใชๅ…จใฆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€‚๏ผ‘๏ผๅนดใ€๏ผ’๏ผๅนดใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ€ๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใ‚ˆใ†ใซไบ”่ผชใ‚„ไธ–็•Œ้ธๆ‰‹ๆจฉใงๅ„ชๅ‹ใ•ใ›ใŸใ„ใ€ใจๅคขใ‚’่ชžใฃใŸใ€‚

Mr. Lois, who teaches the skaters, talked about his dream.  โ€œPractice environment, great talent, discipline โ€“ Japan has everything necessary for competition.  Even if it takes 10 or 20 years, I would like my skaters to win the Olympics and world championships like Japanese skaters.โ€