Asking Further Actions against Heat in Summer
On July 3, Akiko and some members of Free Hoshino in Tokushima asked the prison to cope for the heat in summer as follwing:
1, Turn on AC in the cell and the factory
2, Allow to open the window of the cell
3, Allow prisoners to wipe their body by wet towel
4, Cool down the prison by watering around and use curtain to block sunlight
However, Fumiaki told me at the end of this visitation, "We talked about the same topic through out the three days, which is "the meaning of wars and our revolution." I should have given him some happy topics.
Songs that Shares Passion and Hope
On June 30, first I showed him photos of a hydrangea and a golden lily that Mr.Hideyuki. Yamakawa prepared for us.
I talked about the national meeting of Free Hoshino group held at an outdoor stage in Ueno. I told him, "Six hundred seventy people gathered and they enjoyed the three songs composed for Hoshino." Fumiaki said, "What about rain?", so I said, "It rained heavily later half, but the participants were okay with it because the stage had a roof." But I thought that the 100 plain-clothes cops who were there to watch us might have gotten soaked wet.
I sang "Solidarity" for Fumiaki, without explanation. I already wrote him a letter that explained the lyrics, which a professional song writer Megumi Maruo composed.
"You sang well!" He seemed so happy. "This is a song rather about our hope and passion, instead of our determination."
I heard from a person in Akita that one life term man in Israel was allowed 8 hours "honey moon time" with his wife, and had a baby. I told him this story, and he told me a Palestinian solders' example from a book, where the solders send their sperms to their wives and they had babies. There are a lot of these kinds of stories.
We had requested the same thing many years ago, but we were denied.
We discussed about the definition of Hoshino 's Fighting in related to the right to collective self-defense.
Fumiaki said, "It is meaningless to talk about my revolution without making it clear that we will win in Hoshino's case."
Painting Akiko's favorite color
July 2, I change my clothes every day like a fashion show to see Fumiaki. He is looking forward to seeing them. On this day I wore white one-piece. He said, "You selected a white one as I expected." I was afraid that he might have thought "Again?" But I explained, "Because I love white. It is transparent and light. I don't look good in dark color."
"That is why I paint my art in your favorite colors to make you feel soothed."
Recently some person told me, "You look like you came out of Mr. Hoshino's paintings."
I have never noticed such an important thing until now, and now we know that. I have never mentioned him about my favorite color. This is thanks to visiting to Fumiaki five days in a row.
July 4, the fifth day of this time, Fumiaki said, "The interesting process started." It is about the right to collective self-defense, which was forced to be executed. We will fight stronger to change the society. Young people are standing up making the movement to get Hoshino back. At the same time, Akiko will be growing to be more like you and I will be more like myself," said Fumiaki so happily.
To fight against war is to fight against suppression. I felt that Hoshino's fighting for 39 years without turning back has been meaningful.