What happens in Hanako Oku’s music video for FUYUHANABI ?

Regular reader Denny Sinnoh posted an analysis of the music video for Fuyu Hanabi / 冬花火 on his blog. Admittedly, most of Oku Hanako’s music videos are of her playing or walking around, but Fuyu Hanabi had more substance to it. I find this analysis gives the song a little more meaning.

Denny Sinnoh

I have been enjoying my new Hanko Oku CD + DVD these past two weeks.  I am a huge Oku fan, however sometimes I cannot figure out exactly what is happening in some of her music videos.  In this report, I will provide my impression of  what is transpiring in the new video.  I know.  I might as well try to figure out the end of David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive” … but here goes …

Please note that I am providing my interpretation of the VIDEO — not the song.  The music video director may have a different vision than Hanako Oku did when she wrote the song.  My null hypothesis is that the song is basically about love gone wrong, or broken hearts.  It is a general Oku theme.  However, Oku-san is very good at musically fleshing out such concepts.  I’m going to assume that the Mariya Suzuki character…

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