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1 hour ago, yuzuangel said:

what do you say 👀

 

 

 

There must be countless photos that captured beautiful Yuzu so I would randomly pick this one from last season

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Oh god, I can't choose there are so many that are just breathcatchingly beautiful, but this recent one...

 

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Re: how Yuzu moved to Toronto, this is how Noriko Shirota described:

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Offering Hanyu the “Three Choices”

 

Regarding the new training base abroad, I proposed three plans to Hanyu and his parents. First, I find it very important to offer skaters and their family multiple choices when it comes to moving to a new place. I have been sending many athletes to foreign clubs, and I profoundly realized from the experience that however good the coach is, it doesn’t guarantee a good outcome.

 

The major purpose of moving abroad was to learn skating in a better environment. But the fact was that an unfamiliar life was lying ahead. The skater’s personality and life-style, language abilities, whether he had family members who could support him closely, financial conditions ... were all factors only the skater himself and his family knew clearly. Unless all factors taken into consideration and decision made based on comprehensive evaluation, there would not be a good result.

 

One of the choices I proposed was Detroit Skating Club, where Coach Yuka Sato was based. The majority of great American skaters, including Jeremy Abbott, belonged to the club, and a benefit for Hanyu would be no language barrier with the coach. The second choice was Colorado Springs in the U.S. Coach Christine Haigler who teaches there is known for using computer programs to analyse jumps, and was coach of World champion Patrick Chan (Canada). The last of the three choices was the club where Hanyu is at now, the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club in Canada where Brian coaches.

 

Why did Hanyu choose Toronto? Good facilities in the club are certainly important, but first and foremost is that the landscape of Toronto is the most friendly to Hanyu, who has suffered from asthma since a very young age. Colorado Springs is at a high altitude which is too much burden for his body and it is difficult to move without a car in Detroit. In order to cater to his changeable health conditions he needs to have his family living together, and since his family didn’t have a driver’s license at the time, Toronto, which has convenient transport and is safe at night was deemed as best.

 

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Cricket Club Helps Man Spread Wings Around the World

 

About one month after meeting with Brian, I brought Hanyu and his mother to Toronto. Because of the sudden change of base, Hanyu was visibly feeling lonely for having to leave his hometown Sendai and his former coach who had looked after him for a long time. I remember I encouraged him, “Keep growing in the new place, and create results. It will be the best repayment.”

 

After arriving in Toronto, the first place we visited was Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, often called Cricket, where Brian had been waiting. Counting the time when I worked as Minister of the Reinforcement Group, I have visited the club numerous times. But opening the doors after such a long while, the thought came from the bottom of my heart was, “Ah, so fortunate this is the place where Hanyu’s gonna learn.” This place would not only provide him the skating techniques he needed, but also make him a person that would not be ashamed to spread his wings around the world. I had faith in it.

You can read a translation of the whole chapter regarding Yuzu on this planet thanks to @norwhite.

 

According to Ms. Shirota, they were planning to move to Toronto together from the beginning considering his asthma. 
I don't remember reading or hearing "First, Yuzu went there alone, and Brian called his mother later" episode in any interview myself. However, since this is not the first time someone mentioned it here, there might be other versions of Yuzu-coming-to-Toronto episodes from other people.

 

Many people live alone having a chronic disease, but it doesn't mean it is easy or ideal, especially when they are away from their family and friends in a country where people don't speak their language. Also, it is not rare to find a top athlete who doesn't have such a health problem receiving such support from their family in order to bring out their best in competitions.

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Hmmm, this seems to be about the exhibition - what’s he saying? 

 

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5 часов назад, yuzuangel сказал:

what do you say 👀

 

 

IB from Olys Chopin - but have not time to search the photo with good angle, better just be gif :tumblr_inline_nhkezmYSxk1qid2nw:

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1 hour ago, Fay said:

Hmmm, this seems to be about the exhibition - what’s he saying? 

 

He is talking about one of his favorite photos. I'll post a translation later.

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6 hours ago, yuzuangel said:

what do you say 👀

 

 

Any frame from my signature below.

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3 minutes ago, yuzupon said:

Any frame from my signature below.

agree. he is art.

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25 minutes ago, yuzupon said:

Any frame from my signature below.

 

I often find myself staring at your signature lol. Mesmerising. 

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6小時前, FlyingCamel說:


Choosing one is way too hard... if we’re talking about “beautiful” and not “handsome” or “cute”, maybe this one. He looks absolutely ethereal.

 

 

 

I can't choose which one is the most beautiful, but if I am to choose the most ethereal one, it must be hydroblade in HYK. :redface:

https://images.app.goo.gl/MFGnkaRYBDncpkJc8

https://images.app.goo.gl/MFGnkaRYBDncpkJc8

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2 hours ago, Fay said:

Hmmm, this seems to be about the exhibition - what’s he saying? 

 

 

So, he was announcing that they'll upload this clip :68271262: in which he talks about this photo.

https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/topics/20200615-OYT8T50061/

Click on the video displayed under this title

”写真部 若杉和希記者の写真解説講座

(1)オータムクラシック ショートプログラム(SP)(2019年9月13日、カナダ)”


Rough Translation of his comment in the longer video

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Nice to meet you, everyone who has come to see the Hanyu Yuzuru Online Exhibition. I am Kazuki Wakasugi from the photography department of the Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo headquarters. I am in charge of the photography in this exhibition. In this section, I would like to pick four photos I especially like among the photographs exhibited in the exhibition and talk about them one by one. This is the photo I talk about today. (Shows the photo)

 

This is a photo of Otonal during men's SP in Autumn Classic held in Oakville, Canada in September, a scene during the final spin towards the end of the program. When I saw this picture, this airiness, or weightlessness, the way his hair floated up in the air gave me the impression as if I was watching colored leaf/colored leaves slowly fluttering down.

 

Yomiuri often uses photos of spin, especially when the skater is a men's singles skater. I think it is because, in such photographs, their faces look distorted as they are straining themselves, and that makes the viewer feel the energy. Such photos also look dynamic since they are spinning so fast. Photos of spin are also convenient because skaters are folding their arms tightly and fit in a compact space. However, I feel... It may be OK for Hanyu senshu since his spins are beautiful, but I don't think we really need to use the photos in which they are grimacing when they perform beautifully and look beautiful throughout the program. So, usually, I try not to submit photos of spin much. But in this photograph, he looks relaxed despite doing a spin, and it was near the end of the program. And if you take a close look at it, you will probably be able to see that he is paying attention to everything, including his fingertips of his left hand, that he is concentrating on his performance. And more than anything, his profile is so beautiful, so I thought, "I like this photograph."

 

This is a scene that you may overlook in a movie or on TV, that even I may overlook while watching it live, and I think I could capture the transient beauty by capturing the moment with photography. This isn't a photo I aimed to shoot, though. To be honest, this is what I happened to take while I got sucked in the performance and went on releasing the shutter more and more. But I remember myself stopping my hands and thinking, "Wow, I could take a photo like this!" when I found this photo while checking photos I took later.

 

I went to this Autumn Classic for the first time, and the traffic line of the building was very interesting. The skaters were using the space right behind the photographers' position where we shoot, and I could see how they warmed up and how they looked when they headed for the rink.

 

There are more photos taken during Autumn Classic in the exhibition, so please take your time and enjoy them.

 

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7 hours ago, barbara said:

With shredded cheese, of course. Easy, quick and high protein.  He did not get this idea from me. He learned in college.

Tuna and cheese together, oh God :sick:. I know it's a thing, like in tuna melts, but I just... can't. As a steady diet, wow. Boys!

 

My one photo to prove Yuzu the most beautiful would be this one: https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/yuzuru-hanyu-of-japan-performs-in-the-mens-free-skating-news-photo/1063209168

 

I just love that Origin Ina Bauer. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, sweetwater said:

 

So, he was announcing that they'll upload this clip :68271262: in which he talks about this photo.

https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/topics/20200615-OYT8T50061/

Click on the video displayed under this title

”写真部 若杉和希記者の写真解説講座

(1)オータムクラシック ショートプログラム(SP)(2019年9月13日、カナダ)”


Rough Translation of his comment in the longer video

 

thank you for translating this commentary to the pic:201111231756430f6:  it's so lovely and thoughtful and Wakasugi-san is absolutely right: it's such a beautiful pic, it feels so serene, it's dynamic but peaceful :tumblr_inline_mg16go8gBg1qdlkyg::tumblr_inline_mg16go8gBg1qdlkyg:

ETA: and I've just realized it's the pic in the forum theme I'm currently using:grin:

 

 

as for pic to prove Yuzuru is beautiful...well there's a lot but right now I'd go for H&L Yuzu:tumblr_inline_mm2wb3v3qq1qz4rgp:

Spoiler

 

do you happen know the sources of this pic?

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source:  back cover of this magazine

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and also this

YES, I know this pic technically doesn't show his face, but he's still beautiful :P

(it's watermarked Ninny Toronto, does anyone know if they have a website/social so I can link the original source directly?)

edit:  I'm removing the pic for now, I'll try to ask photographer if it's ok to share with credit

Just know that it was a beautiful pic of Yuzu's back in H&L:10636614:

 

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