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Christmas Spirit

I grew up in a catholic family and although I’m no believer myself, Christmas has always been for me an important symbol of peace and reconciliation. 335 kata lagi


Interview: Hibiki Ichikawa Talks Shami-sensational

Master tsugaru shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa returns with his latest CD release Shami-sensational!

The blend of traditional and contemporary music across 8 tracks never sounds misplaced, both remarkably intertwine giving the listener a whole new shamisen experience. 655 kata lagi


A Night in Gion

I have fallen behind in my blogging!  We are no longer in Kyoto, but spent 4 incredible nights there.  Below are photos from some of  the highlights of our visit to the Gion district of Kyoto.  1.172 kata lagi

Shamisen Hero

“If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see, no matter how unusual it may seem. If you look away, even for an instant, then our hero will surely perish.” 703 kata lagi


Japonesque Musique

Japonesque Musique was created by Takaha in 2016 to combine house and techno music with Japanese traditional sounds. With this method Takaha is combining the traditional with the modern to create exciting new sounds. 105 kata lagi


Movie Review: Kubo and the Two Strings *Spoilers Alert*

If you must blink, do it now.

Okay, I had to use it. If you’ve watched this latest creation by Laika (the same studio behind the previous longest stop motion animation film, Coraline), you would know what I mean. 492 kata lagi

WLJT: Day 8 (The Resort Shirakami)

My 8th day on the road and 4th Hidden Beauty was the Resort Shirakami Train which runs along the Gono Line from Akita Prefecture to Aomori Prefecture, along the rocky coast and considered one of the most scenic train lines in Japan. 1.206 kata lagi