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!
Yesterday there was a festival in Naka Itabashi (中板橋), and I participated in it through a parade with Itasui Orchestra! It was so fun! The festival has a funny name (へそ祭り, heso matsuri – bellybutton festival), which origin I can’t really precise xD The other day I had my first concert, and this time I had … More My first parade in Japan!
Today was a really full day! I woke up at 5:30 to go to Hachiouji (八王子), a city a little away from the center of Tokyo, where I had a rehearsal with the orchestra in Ichou Hall!Playing in this kind of halls is something quite special 🙂 Have a look at it: (Inside of the … More Full day rehearsal in Hachiouji!
Today was the big day! Test is done, and now there is a lot of waiting to do >_< Anyway, I hope I can get a good grade! After the test I went (literally) running to another orchestra rehearsal, which are becoming more strict recently. We are going to participate in an orchestra contest, so … More JLPT N2 done!
Yesterday I had dinner with many members of the orchestra!It was so fun! The dinner was at the home of one of the members, and he and his wife prepared so much delicious food!!! Moreover, Portuguese food!!!!! And god, it was so delicious! I almost felt like crying when a specially prepared codfish as my … More Precious Encounters