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The smell of myself two days ago that remains
in the bed when I got home

The smell of a ¥10 coin that is so significant,
not like a ¥1 or a ¥100 coin

The smell of the hair of my little niece,
growing only a few years since she was a baby

The smell of the skin of the ripe melon

The smell of the evening squall,
suddenly brings back the air that I felt when I was traveling

The smell of the perfume that the person was wearing
but I missed the chance to ask

The smell of between the seasons that only exists for one day

At times, the smell that comes out of the blue makes us think,
“Maybe the world is not as big as we think”

Tsunami in the fields 2020.12.12


In Japan, there are many family names using the Kanji “Da ()” and each time the teacher explained the name with this Kanji, the explanation was something like “maybe your ancestors were harvesting rice or peasant as a routes.” So, I expected the teacher would say something about peasant regarding my family name.

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The hand's skin 2020.11.06

I can figure out approximately the scent of that person by watching his / her hand.

Of course, I can’t tell the difference in DNA level and I’ve never tried. Still, I can figure out into several patterns just like some categories. I feel like “OK, I see, this person is this type.”

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Hedione 2020.10.31

単品合成香料のHedhioneは、1960年代にクリスチャンディオールから発表されたメンズ香水「オーソバージュ(Eau Sauvage)」に採用されたことを皮切りに、香料業界では汎用的に注目された。

Single compound fragrance Hedhione was first used in “Eau Sauvage”,  the fragrance for men came out in 1960s from Christian Dior. 

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Mama's Gardenia 2020.10.28


The season between spring and summer; just before the Hydrangea have bloomed. What a pleasant season.


The beautiful white Gardenia and its purely sweet fragrance spreads far and wide.


Perhaps there are many of you that are more likely to know it by the name “Kuchinashi”.

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