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Mountain-side culture created by Teruyuki Hikiji, producer of “Yama no Ie



Mountain-side options not limited to mountain climbing

Takano: Do you have any memorable mountains?

Hikiji: I have climbed Tanigawa-dake and Tsubame-dake, but I am not so focused on mountaineering as I am on fishing, camping, and snowboarding.

Celeina: I see. I see. The leisure activities in the mountains are what you are talking about.

Hikiji: Yes, that’s right. Or spending time there or playing in the river, I like those things in themselves.

Celeina: I had never looked at it that way. I want to play in the mountains.

Takano: I felt that there are ways to spend time enjoying nature, not just climbing mountains. You were born in West Tokyo, weren’t you, Mr. Hikichi?

Hikiji: Yes, I was. I was born and raised in Hino, which is on the mountain side of Tokyo, and I spent my childhood playing in places like Mt. I felt a gap when I came back to the mountain side from the prosperous culture on the sea side, where there were many immigrants and companies moving into the area. I think it would be interesting if the mountainside culture could offer a variety of options and create a beach-like margin.

Takano: It would be great if the culture on the mountain side could flourish as well. Now, I would like to play a song here. I asked Hikichi-san to choose a song that he would like everyone to listen to together on the radio at this time. What song would it be?

Hikiji: An LA-based artist named Forester, as the name suggests, draws inspiration from nature in his songwriting. It is a very pleasant song that combines indie-folk genre and electro music.



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