<Postscript> Why Motoyasu Morishita now?

“I strongly feel that the process itself is important to intend and confront cultures.”

It has been more than ten years since Motoyasu Morishita passed away, but the voice of nostalgia for his personality is never ending. Morishita, who sometimes shouted with his baton in one hand, barked with a glass in one hand, and continued to encourage people with unrivaled kindness, was a truly mystical and unique leader. Where did that outpouring of enthusiasm that would burn life come from and where was it flowing? Why was his soul so matured? He talked with young people about his dreams and aspirations, and his modest prayers eventually created a swell of great movement and continued to spread culture from a local city to the world.

We are now able to welcome the final episode of the series with your warm support.
The purpose of this series is not to praise Motoyasu Morishita with nostalgia, however, in order to find out whether the activity theory described here still gains the right spirit, anachronism, or something to be rearranged into modern style; this project started with a foresaw arrival of the time to re-question its authenticity.

Morishita had opened up a new horizon in the history of amateur orchestra activities in Japan. He led the orchestra into “social intermediate community”; a system for cultivating personality and enriching humanity from a place just to enjoy hobby and showing off “a gathering of like-minded people who enjoy leisure time.”
He continued to advocate the basis of “activity” with a clear purpose and philosophy; it was never about superiority or inferiority with conventional concepts and values, but an attempt for new form of activity.

The main theme of the “Last Message” posted in the final episode, the question “Where shall we head to now?” resonates with our reality today.
We would like to conclude our series with following wish; this series of theories written by Morishita who created the new path becomes an opportunity to reflect the essence and axis of activities and living, and to continue to pass on to the next generation and so forth.
I would like to express the deep gratitude for warm support and cooperation. In particular, special thanks to Saiko Ono for the brilliant translations. And finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the readers of the series.
“Let the sound scatter away.”

July 24, 2021
Yoshihiro Hadano (Director of NPO-WFAO)