Rice almost ready for harvest in beautiful Kumamoto. Week of practice-eat-practice-talk-eat-practice-sleep. Delicious vegan feast at the reunion of Mrs Fujimoto and the sisters. All-night bus back to Tokyo. Three days till big show and feeling good!
Archive for September, 2010
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Going offline to rural Kumamoto for five days of individual shamisen and singing practice. Plus making new shorts with Hiro’s mom, professional seamstress! Itte kima~su!
Five hours of shamisen practice. Knees complained a bit, until we got to Michiko’s and started eating with Sensei and the gang. Amazing assortment of home-made vegan goodies, plus funny conversation. Then train back to Yokohama. The Hanzomon stairs provided the perfect leg stretch.
Yamasong the short film based on our track of the same name has just won the award for Best Fantasy Short film at the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival! Then to top it off it took home the award for Best Animated Film! Congratulations Sam on the amazing work!