Anyone ever see that movie? Pretty fun movie if you’ve ever lived in Tokyo. I’m not really that lost in translation, but it’s always a challenge being in Japan.
I got here on Sunday and now it’s Wednesday evening in Japan. We’re leaving tomorrow already! Crazy…
I miss Japan! Wish I could be here longer, but it’s soooo expensive! The food is damn good here as well… hard to go back to the Japanese food in LA…
I’m going to leave most of the posting for Kris to do since I’m basically here for him. I came here to take a lesson from Kikuyu-sensei who has her natori in the taiko realm of nagauta. I learned the piece “Taiko No Kyoku” that we’re going to perform for On Ensemble ’08 : Yobu, but I don’t know the form very well, so I needed some guidance. As you all know, Kris is getting his natori (stage name) for shamisen (Japanese banjo-type instrument), and is here to continue his studies. We’re going to bring his sensei over for our concert and present this piece and his natori. Please come support his cause. This is a huge deal.
I watched Kris’ lesson with the iemoto (head teacher of his school). A great man. Here’s a pic of us after Kris’ lesson.
Check back for Kris’ update!
I caught up with some good friends on this trip too! Thanks for coming out and seeing us/me!