"Playing instruments is not about making sounds. It is one of the ways to understand the spirit of music."
"We make tiny efforts to help young people understand the truth of life that is not written in philosophy books, but in classical music works."
"Technical advancement in an amateur orchestra shall aim for creating a particular and special sound of their group."
"JAO has covered from youth to elderly people, setting the base for lifetime education."
"In the paradigm shift of norms in our daily life, people from time to time feel the "thirst." This "thirst" is only the source of energy that can break through the colorless and terrifying everyday life."
"The key for creating the civilization of next century is to aim for an ensemble of beautiful hearts."
"Before improving musical techniques, it is essential to fully understand that orchestra is a sublimation art form of people gathering."
"We can travel time and space freely on the ship of MUSIC."
"You will be able to overcome language, racial, and geographical barriers if you have a music score and an instrument with you. There is no better literacy of international exchanges than an orchestra."
"The fact that the shape of the Earth is sphere also suggests us how human beings should be connected."
"The primitive desire of human beings to resonate with each other will bring people together musically and a heartwarming sound of the symphony will heard around the world."
"Every city has a school with teachers and students. A new way will open up someday if you continue to be passionate and make the best music at each moment, regardless of its impure form of orchestra."
<Performance Series Chapter 2> Gathering alumni of the music club and founding a citizen’s orchestra
"In reality, it was not an easy shift from a music club activity to the cultural activity by matured people. Gathering members and not letting them go away; this was indeed what my orchestra activity was about."
"The establishment of Toyohashi Symphony Orchestra was such a bliss. It truly depends on our own pride and gratitude on how people in the city of Toyohashi and the society will devote to nurture the orchestra."
"This Festival is held with a hope that people with common concerns will gather to talk and encourage each other to contribute more and more to their respective local cultures."
"Until now, the youth section was attached to the main activity, but from now on, let us have a sense of independence as the youth section. The future of amateur orchestra in Japan isall in your hands."
"Practice is inevitable to improve skills, but what is necessary in order to make the practice "hard but fun." Orchestra that always looks forward to strict advices and interprets them positively is the true form of citizen's orchestra."
"A "hope" is too weak, and "a pray" is not enough; how many winters must pass for such unasked cultural activities to take a root in the city of Toyohashi."
"Now it is time for us to work on self-reflection and internal matters."
"I strongly feel that the process itself is important to intend and confront cultures."