As you all know, Yuzuru Hanyu is a very intelligent young man. And he has a special sense on what beauty is to perceive interest and meaning by “Focus on details” and “Pursue the details”. On the 4th of August, 2023, Yuzuru tweeted his marriage statement.
“4th of August, 2023” is said [大安-auspicious day] [一粒万倍日-a day of multiplied returns] [天赦日-the day that the god will forgive all sins] on the Japanese calendar. Also “11:11” which has four “1”s in a row. “1” is the number Yuzuru loves.
From these facts, his above-mentioned temperament can be seen. And the full text of his presentation is equally sensitive to detail. That’s why I think we need to read more carefully about the message posed by this clear minded and pursuer of beauty Yuzuru Hanyu.
Below is the full text written by Yuzuru Hanyu on Olympics. com
Olympic figure skating legend Hanyu Yuzuru announces his marriage. In the brackets(), I added a few words which had been missed.
(To everyone who supports meBy http://Olympics.com
Thank you for always supporting me. This time, I, Hanyu Yuzuru, married .)
For the past 24 years, I have lived with skating. Especially in the recent few years, I have been facing skating and thinking about myself and the world, while feeling many things in the unstable and fast-changing world due to Covid-19, natural disasters, world affairs, etc. I am still immature as a human being, both now that I have turned professional and in my past as a competitor, but I have received immeasurably greater strength from your support and expectations. I will continue to deepen ‘Hanyu Yuzuru’ skating through my life, and continue to work hard and grow. I will continue to build up bit by bit, moment by moment, so that I can skate at my best. I will continue to live my life with everyone who supports me and with skating, doing my best, moving forward. And with gratitude to those who have supported me and those who will continue to support me, I will continue to skate so that I can give everything in the best possible way. Please continue to support me in the future.
The 3 features
There are three points to be noted can be seen.
1. The real name Hanyu Yuzuru/羽生結弦 is used. -It is shown in red letters.
2. The timeline is clearly shown. -It is shown in bold.
3. There is a word is used repeatedly. -It is shown in blue letters.
By verifying these one by one, we can read his real message along with the announcement of his marriage.
Two Hanyu Yuzuru(S) in One
The real name is used twice in the message. The first one is Hanyu Yuzuru without single quotation marks and second one is ‘Hanyu Yuzuru’ with quotation marks. Two Yuzuru(s) appears.
Hanyu Yuzuru without a single quotations shows private Hanyu Yuzuru. And here he mentioned “Marriage”. However, ‘Hanyu Yuzuru’ with the quotation marks appears halfway through the sentence. ‘Hanyu Yuzuru’ is him as a skater. So which one is real him? is a stupid question. Both Yuzuru(s) are connected and real him. His life is Skating and he lives in Skating.
I’m going to take a look at the time base that he talks about
For the past 24 years, I have lived with skating.
He has been skating since he was four! Skating was always along with him.
I will continue to deepen ‘Hanyu Yuzuru’ skating through my life, and continue to work hard and grow. ………… I will continue to live my life with everyone who supports me and with skating, doing my best, moving forward.
Here’s a message from ‘Hanyu Yuzuru‘ to you for the future. I guess you all understand now, ‘Hanyu Yuzuru’ as a skater has been connected to “everyone” but the connection should have been beyond the skating, as if he showed us his “my life“. I’m sure that he and his fans have walked together through mutual understandings. And ‘Hanyu Yuzuru’ says he will “live his life” as he has been “in the future“. He clearly states. ‘Hanyu Yuzuru’ belongs to the fans as always.
Throughout the text
Throughout the text, he uses a number of time expressions: “For the past 24 years,” “in the recent few years,” “now,” “in my past,” and “in the future.” He uses many expressions of time in his writing. Thus, we can see that he tries to cover his entire life in these sentences, from the past to the present and into the future.
In these sentences covering his life, there is one word that appears repeatedly. It is the word “support” for his fans. This word appears a whopping seven times. What this tells us is that he is grateful to you. There is no doubt about this. You should all have confidence in him! And he spells out “thank you” and “gratitude” for the “support“. It’s a good relationship. I sense that you and your “support” have become indispensable to him.
When I take the time to read his writings, I am moved. For a marriage that was so easily announced, he spends so many words in his message to his fans.
Whoever he marries should no longer be a concern. ‘Yuzuru Hanyu’ fans are beginning to understand. ‘Yuzuru Hanyu’ himself already feels that way.
He is here to tell his fans that he wants them to support him and be involved in his skating life, past and present. With enthusiasm and passion. Spending many words.
Written by Nana
English translation by Hidekichi Saijo