Ton! Tan! Pan! Don! (bookshop M , 2021)


Ton! Tan! Pan! Don!
Yoshiyuki Okuyama

I took a good “photo” for the first time in a long time.
I was just delighted.
It made me think, “So, this is what a ‘photo’ is.”

To commemorate, I decided to put this together.
Simplicity is good, you see.
How pretty are the pair’s eyes and the sunset reflected in them?

Simple is good.
It’s Ton! Then Tan! Then Pan! Then Don!

When I came to my senses, I realized.
I had been taking too many photos for over ten years.
Since when did I become this big-headed? It’s just so infuriating.

I can’t “do” simple.
I can’t “do” simple; not with creating or in my everyday life.
Ugh, what happened to me?

It’ll be fine, probably.
I have people I love, and that’s why I experience moments of happiness.
I know that is simple.

“Ton! Then Tan! Then Pan!”
I’m getting closer now.
Nice and steady.
There’s a nice wind blowing my way.

Let’s get up and go!