I went to the concert of Toshiharu Nakajima and Kensaku Tanikawa entitled "Sing about family" at Hikone City Cultural Plaza. Toshiharu Nakajima is a countertenor opera singer from Hikone and Kensaku Tanikawa is a pianist and composer. Most of the songs were by poet, Shuntaro Tanikawa and composed by Kensaku who is the son of Shuntato Tanikawa and they were played by Kensaku's piano and sung by Toshiharu Nakajima. Kensaku played piano as he spoke and Nakajima sang the poems with a clear and expressive voice. It was a beautiful world of poems collaborated by those two artists who both have great sensitivity. They also read many poems between the songs which were so impressive. There were many children's poems and poems by Japanese poets Shuntaro Tanikawa, Jyukichi Yagi, Kiichi Takai and Konosuke Fujikawa. Children's poems were fresh and lively. Shuntaro's "Young man who is looking down" was familiar to me, and Yagi's ”Thinking of mother" was impressive. The former was a poem about a father who lost his little boy and the latter poem was about a father's deep consideration toward his mother who is suffering from dementia. All these poems were amazing. I liked the reading of children's poems by Kansaku and I was moved by Fujikawa's last poem read by Nakajima. It was a wonderful concert and all my stress and fatigue were washed away.