Asitaski has been created in order to help discover, protect and show the wonderful
culture that remains in our territory firmly passing it on to children in the near future.
Let's create a bond that will link our future.
Let’s think together and learn together.
For creating a future and appreciating it more embracing the beauties of our
Asitaski, let’s love tomorrow more.
THOUGHT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE
"To be a good adult"
Nowadays we are living in chaotic times.
In this world full of contradictions there are many young people fulfilled with doubts
that are struggling and suffering.
I want to change the world, I want to change Japan.
I can’t stay silent anymore.
There are many different feelings perceived.
Despite many young people have a passion, without even being conscious about it
they immerse themselves straight into society.
Same thing happened to many of my friends as well.
Then what do we mean by being adults?
Adapt to society and have a general common sense?
Of course this is all necessary.
But to me an adult
is someone who can give to a boy a dream and support.
For the time being there are only a handful of such adults.
Even around me there are just few people who really support dreams and offer hopes.
Some people even abandon their dreams.
In this society there are surely a lot of such "adults”,
but I don’t want to be such a person.
A society full of doubts and without having dreams.
In this frenetic world, where highly sensitives are deprived and only uniformized
people emerge, everyone seeks only money. Rich win and poor people loose.
It became a status to not cheer for your own country and just leave it.
Society is overwhelmed and this phenomenon is increasing, but there will be a time
when it’s surely too late.
It is our turn to say that we do not want to become an adult like this if society does
not change at all.
Let's stop pretending to not notice it anymore.
Let's become adults that are conscious about what we really need to know and can be
passed on to the next generation.
What should we keep and what should we leave behind?
We seriously have to think about it promptly.
That's what I honestly think.
I like Japan, I love Japan.
But these words are not enough.
As a matter of fact I want to say that I adore Japan, this country with its rich culture,
food, warm and really cool people.
Although these qualities aren’t taught at school.
Japan is a wonderful country, what a wonderful place!
Have school teachers ever taught about this?
The reason I can think this way is because there has been people who taught me
By meeting these people I also got in touch with many different cultures.
My grandfather, who was a mikoshi craftsman, dedicated his entire life to mikoshi.
He handcrafted portable shrines along with creating matsuri, therefore generating a
village culture where a large number of people would gather every year.
My grandfather created lots of mikoshi, imponent and heavy ones that are carried by
many people with loud voices and dripping with sweat. At the end of a matsuri
everybody always hug each other and have the best of their smiles.
I grew up always looking at my grandfather and as days passed by I was really
understanding that he was making lots of people happy.
Because there was an adult like this by my side I can say I really like Japan and I
don’t want this Japan to stop existing.
My grandfather passed away.
He lived his life intensively and with a smile until the end.
I definitely learned from him what really matters in life.
I want to be an adult like him and I feel the need to tell it to people.
In a society where people don’t really consider hopes and Japan’s essence.
This generation as well has no idea about it.
There are such wonderful people in Japan, brighter than anyone else.
Thus we need to support and create something for this country.
Has anyone taught us that there are such people in this world?
I probably wouldn’t have been interested in all of this without my grandfather’s
support, I might even not have ever tried to discover something about it.
Abundance among human beings resides in the work of people. This lies in a
dimension that can’t be grasped only by the measuring materialistic prosperity.
This is about to disappear soon.
Before anyone notices it, this is about to disappear.
And this applies also for matsuri in small villages with beautiful rural areas, clear
blue waters, with penetrating and breathtaking starry sky.
In such a scenery of Japan that has always been there, people living there are about to
lose their activities.
Our identity is about to be taken away.
Without really being conscious about the real crisis that is happening, young Japanese
people tend to go abroad looking for their dreams, not even knowing the true
Talented young people who can have a future are flying into the world more and
It is said that there are around 100,000 Japanese who move overseas every year and
this number will increase progressively.
There are definitely many reasons, but every time I hear that people from my same
generation dislike Japan and say that is their dream to work and live abroad I feel
I always say, there are so many wonderful places in Japan and amazing people as
I don’t want to tell my children that they need to go abroad soon because there is no
future for our country, I don’t want children to believe it this way.
If our society is supposed to become like this, it is sad to say but we are the
Therefore it is us who have to create a better society from now on.
I aim to create a society where children can have their dreams and convey important
things one by one without feeling the need to lie.
I want to become an adult like this.
Thus let’s think together and learn together.
Our important and wonderful culture that has to be left, is instead about to disappear.
People in charge of our culture are slowly disappearing without even making a sound.
Just know that many foreigners love and respect Japanese culture.
It is important to know this, make memories and share what need to be left for our
You have to be conscious about what you do in your daily lives, because it can stop
existing now, there’s no time for it anymore.
From young children to elder people we are surrounded by lots of smiles.
Let's think about this, again.
We are planning to keep this beautiful scenery of Japan like this for people that will
come in the future.
My aim is to learn and think together with many people from my same generation;
learning how to use our wonderful food, products, and stories that we create.
Participating at many festivals, going to local places and meeting nice people, this is
our main goal. Sometimes we do it seriously, sometimes while drinking and laughing
From this point onward we want to communicate all these notions to the next
generation, reflecting about the meaning of richness that doesn’t make any sense with
material things alone.
This is all for becoming properly an adult.
There are a lot of nice words that I want to tell and share with everyone. It is similar
to that feeling when we were little and we show a treasure to a close friend.
I also want to reveal to many people this treasure.
In this way wonderful jewels of this world will broaden.
There can be 10,000 people, if my words spread we can increase to 100,000 people,
in this way I am convinced I can change things that are happening in the world.