The words "Memo Flora" were written by the poet Kenji Miyazawa on the cover of a notebook that contained diagrams for the placement of flowers (melody) in a flowerbed (score). The Piano Concerto: Memo Flora is in three movements, Flower, Petals and Bloom. It was written in 1997 and first performed in 1998 under Sachio Fujioka, and played by its dedicatee, Kyoko Tabe.
And Birds Are Still ... was written as a short elegy for string ensemble. This piece came from an image of birds gathered around a dead comrade. While an Angel Falls into a Doze... is a homage to a dark hymn heard in a clear silence. Six players, consisting of string quartet, double bass player and pianist, are flanked on either side by five string soloists like the wings of an angel.
Dream Colored Mobile I is a work for saxophone, harp and string quartet. In the winter of 1997 it was rearranged for a soloist (oboe, violin or cello) harp and strings, hence Dream Colored Mobile II. White Landscapes consists of three short pieces which describe the Japanese countryside blanketed by snow. Originally for flute, harp and bassoon, they were rearranged for flute, harp, cello and string ensemble.