Album: 続 東方子守唄
Original: 53ミニッツの青い海 (Blue Sea of 53 Minutes)
Here's a fragment of the story:
Along with the gentle flow of some classical music playing in the background the two girls can hear the splashing of waves from the outside. Renko quickly gets up and opens up the curtains. The two girls gasp in awe.
What they see truly is a beautiful sight. Sea, as far as the eye can see. The only fact that makes it seem even more beautiful is that it's in the middle of the night.
Renko opens up the windows to get a better look. It was a tranquil night, a gentle breeze was blowing, Renko and Mary leaned out to get a better view, of course the train was not going at a considerably fast speed. From the back side of the train they could see a small train station which was getting smaller and smaller...
The sea at night truly is a beautiful sight.
Upon closing the windows Renko realizes something.
Renko: "Where are we exactly? This makes no sense, 20 minutes ago we were at Tokyo!"
Mary: "I wonder... That boundary seems to have taken us to quite a far place... And I never recall seeing such a beautiful sea there."
Suddenly they hear a knock on the door *Knock, knock*. Mary opens the door and they see the mister from before in front of them.
"Hoho, I see you've already pulled open the curtains. Truly beautiful, is it not."
Renko: "Wait a sec, if you are here then who's-"
"Don't worry, that's all taken care of, I came here to inform you 2 that there are various services around the Express you might want to take a look at. Have you had your dinners yet by any chance?"
Mary: "Actually, no, we haven't, and now that you mention it, I'm quite famished..."
"Excellent. Why don't you go have a bite to eat? I must say our food is quite delicious."
Renko: *sigh* "Heck, why not, might as well have fun since we're all the way out here in some unknown place."
"Down the hall, then take a right, you'll see a slightly japanesque looking door, that's what you're looking for. Now if you excuse me, I've got some other matters to attend."
The man rushes off. The two girls look at each other.
Mary: "He seems like a rather busy man, always off in a hurry"
Renko: "He's a weirdo if you ask me. Well let's go have something to eat, I could eat a whole horse!"
The two girls direct themselves down the hall and taking their first right they see two doors, to their right is a normal door with a "Staff Only" sign, to the left was a typical Japanese door. Next to the door was a big sign on which the words "Welcome to the Bamboo Cutter's Restaurant" could be read.
The two girls can hear some slightly jazzy music coming from the interior......
The whole thing can be read here:
I'd insert a comment on how amazingly beautiful Blue Sea of 53 Minutes is but, I don't believe that is needed, since it's... well... amazing, I was left speechless the first time I listened to it, TAM doesn't fail us either, notice how the viola in the background sounds like the sound of a boat?
I'm just pretty sad that there aren't any arranges of this around, except this and a few others there aren't many more, I'd love to hear a metal arrange.
Anyways, thanks for watching and reading, don't forget to leave a comment, I love comments!