Messages posted by Yuzuru Hanyu on his official social media pages on the anniversary of the Kobe earthquake:
For me, it was the first month since I was born. As someone who has no memories of it, as someone who wasn’t involved in it, I only have to pray.
The Kobe earthquake, the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the Noto Peninsula earthquake. May no wound, no scar be erased from the memories, from history. But may they be healed. I hope that even now I can give at least a little support to those who carry them, who want to continue to carry them [memories and wounds], who have to carry them. I will continue to pray.
Social Network X:
For me, it was the first month since my birth, so I have no memories. So I can’t share anything but the thoughts and feelings I experienced from the recordings. But I am praying. I will continue to pray through skating.
Sources: yuzuruofficial_ (Instagram), YUZURUofficial_ (X)