"Hisakatano" was written for a large chamber ensemble for more than 10 years ago as a part of my dissertation. Mr. Orlando Cela, who conducted "Hisakatano" when it was premiered, asked me to orchestrate its last movement. The text was written by my best friend, Ms. Shizuyo Le Nestour, who is a concert pianist and poet. I was grateful for this opportunity and such a wonderful performance by the orchestra of Governor's School of North Carolina.