I Called Him Necktie

A story of two men at opposite ends of their lives exploring their loves, their losses and the ultimate meaning of it all. Taguchi Hiro and Ohara Tetsu meet in a park and don't speak, lost in their own worlds for different reasons. But, once they decide to reach out, both of their lives, and the lives of all those around them, are changed in ways both large and small.

The work is simply beautiful and beautifully simple. Resonant in the same way a piece of music, caught in passing, or a comforting scent from your childhood can transport you through time. Melancholic poetry and elegiac prose swirling together in a vortex of emotional purity forming shapes, recognizable to all, before losing focus again only to reform into another heartfelt shape spelling out its message of hope to a disconnected world.