“Yuko Takamatsu” by Sylvain Guinet


This music relates to the story of a Japanese man named Mr. Takamatsu who decided to learn how to dive to search the sea in the desperate hope to find his wife’s body, who died in the Tsunami of March 11, 2011. His wife’s name was Yuko, she disappeared after she took refuge on the roof of a bank of the Onagawa small fishing harbor on the east coast of the country. The whole harbor got devastated by a 20 meter wall of water.
Mr Takamatsu had never listened to music since the tragedy and yet, this piece written as a tribute to his wife enormously helped him, and reconciled him with music. Mr Takamatsu told Sylvain: “this music helps my heart to heal, this piece is my treasure”.