It takes much sacrifice to create music.
It can only be accumulated through facing numerous emotions, happiness and sadness, and all the difficult truths that lie within.
And that is also why beautiful melodies move people’s hearts.
He left us such precious pieces of work.

Above all, he was a man of spirit.

Thanks to the courtesy of someone of close relationship to Mr. Sakamoto, I was able to see him on the day before his cremation.

He looked so peaceful and beautiful, free from all the suffering that inhabited his body.
I am sure he departed us in peace, watched over by his family.

Thank you, Mr. Sakamoto.
Taeko Onuki