Lately it’s been awesome days! After what they say it was the heaviest snowfall in 45 years in Tokyo, a record of 27 cm was measured! Here are some pictures I took from my whereabouts! And in the middle of all this frozen environment, took place the hottest performance ever! After last year’s Popular Concert, … More THE HOTTEST AND COLDEST WEEKEND UNTIL NOW!
It’s been quite a busy return to Japan, with school works coming one after another, and orchestra rehearsals getting more and more intense! At school, I’m building a project which has been very exciting to create, and I will reveal it here as soon as it is completed! As for the orchestra, I’ve just returned … More Busy days continue! School works and first snow of the year!
In the last couple of days I’ve been as busy as one can get! Since some days, maybe weeks ago, when I notice, it’s already around 2 a.m. (to wake up at 7 the following day)! It’s not something too hard if it’s one day, but being on this kind of stroke has been hitting … More Lack of free time, which is good!
Yesterday was a very tiring but very nice day! I played with my orchestra at a festival held in a park in the middle of an apartment complex. I think this kind of festivals is a very unique feature of Japan, and a really good way to get people closer to each other. It is … More Festival!
I have always been a great fan of classical music. I mean, not always. I think I started to really love it since I started watching Nodame Cantabile. Noda Megumi (Nodame) is a gifted pianist who wants to be… a kindergarden teacher! But let’s look a bit to this anime plot. Chiaki Shinichi is a student at … More Anime: Nodame Cantabile (のだめカンタービレ)
In the last weeks I have been practicing in the orchestra for the upcoming performance that we are going to have in next year’s February. We are practicing for a concert, and for marching on stage. The most difficult part for me is the marching performance, because it’s really strict, and we must memorize all … More Video of the Week: Japanese marching
Yesterday took place the Itabashi residents festival! There was a parade with a lot of participants, mostly groups of students from elementary schools. I went on the parade with my orchestra too, where we played some songs and did some marching movements! 🙂 After that I went on the omikoshi parade! It was shorter than … More Itabashi festival episode 2!
Today there will be the 板橋区民祭り (Itabashi Residents Festival), which is an annual festival for the people of this city. I’ll be playing with the orchestra in the parade, and after that I’ll be carrying omikoshi again. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to take pictures, but anyway, I’ll do a little review after … More Yet another full day!
On last Friday I went to watch a musical called 明日への扉 (Asu he no Tobira, Gateway to Tomorrow) in 新宿文化センター大ホール (Shinjuku Culture Center). It was my first time watching a musical live, and it was really nice! This musical had its first performance in 1994, in Osaka, and it reached the 100th performance in the … More 明日への扉ミュージカル (Gateway to Tomorrow Musical)
Yesterday our orchestra participated in the 52nd Orchestra Contest in Tokyo, and won GOLD prize!! But no, not only one orchestra wins gold prize. I’ll explain: In Tokyo, there are several types of orchestra contests. As you may already know, Japanese orchestras are really awesome and despite being amateur, they have semi-professional abilities. The proof … More Itasui GOLD Prize, Tokyo 52nd Orchestra Contest!