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Skyward the Spirit, Earthbound the Soul 魂は空に 魄は地に  OUT

1. かみくら

    At Kamikura 6:43

2. 兆し

    Omen 8:03

3. 虹の天幕 part1

    Rainbow Canopy part1 5:34

4. 魂は空に 魄は地に

    Skyward the Spirit, Earthbound the Soul 9:34

5. 虹の天幕 part2

    Rainbow Canopy part2 4:23

6. 雨よ、至上の雨よ

    Rain, O Supreme Rain 8:31

7. 虹の天幕 part3

    Rainbow Canopy part3 3:01

8. 弥勒

    Maitreya 8:41

  Total 54:39

  Price : 2,800円(税抜き)


  format : CD

  release date : 10. 2. 2011

  label: ame-ambient

  buy: ame-ambient

  artwork by Kowji Miyabe
  photography by Kazuya Nagaya


In the realm of Buddhist beliefs, Maitreya, the future Buddha, will visit the earth after 5,670,000,000 years to save all humankind. From His divine perspective in eternity, Maitreya gazes upon the dreams of man and dreams of time. Maitreya, perhaps, is eternity it self, the object of our dreams.


When Maitreya gazes upon our dreams and we in turn dream of Mitreya, one moment in time is pitted against all eternity. How miraculous an event this is, like a grain of sand suddenly in equilibrium with the boundless sea. As humanity, we live within an endless repetition of miraculous moments of such kind, moments each irreplaceable.

Yet the greatest miracle of all is surely life itself.


One every moment is a miracle being born;

This very instant, now...

And the instants still to come.




























"Skyward the Spirit, Earthbound the Soul"


According to the Chinese principles of Yin and Yang, the human spirit, or soul, is comprised of two complementary aspects, a rational element and a sentient element.

At death, the former is said to rise to heaven as the latter descends to earth.


  The spirit is lofty and divine;

  The soul is carnal and earthy.

  Man is a living organism harboring the two.


"Skyward the Spirit, Earthbound the Soul" is one of my favorite incantations.

If my prayers are answerd, when my life expires and dissipates into the void.

I hope my spirit will return to heaven and my soul freed from all shackles, agony and pain, will return to the earth...melting away like a drop of water, like a flake of snow.


"Skyward the Spirit, Earthbound the Soul"

Like a drop of water, Like a flake of snow.


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