Shakuhachi

09 Dec 18
Japan Spring 2012  日本 春2012

Today we saw two major temples: Tofukuji and Kiyomizu-dera. Leaving our hotel around 10 after another hearty breakfast, we walked across the river and south just a bit to catch the Keian line subway just one stop. Quick, cheap and easy. About a ten minute walk to the entrance of Tofukuji. Of course, before even […]

08 Dec 18
Yeah nah.

Clan by Amazing Améziane. My rating: 3 of 5 stars. I have a bit of a thing for Japan – I’ve played taiko and I learn the shakuhachi – so I am probably predisposed towards this comic. It’s created by someone who obviously is keen on the collection of islands, and often reads like it’s […]

06 Dec 18
Japan Spring 2012  日本 春2012

Yesterday was primarily a travel day: 5 hours total of shuttle and trains, and about an hour and a half of transfers, ticket buying, a few snacks, and walking! Tiring, but the last part, on the bullet train, was very relaxing. We had great food picked up at the Shinagawa Shinkansen station to eat on […]

05 Dec 18
Arion music

Japan – “Koto, Shakuhachi And Tsuzumi” avec l’Ensemble des Instruments Traditionnels du Japon

04 Dec 18
TRAN QUANG HAI's world throat singing

Curriculum Vitae Save & Share: Bookmark on del.icio.us Submit to Digg! Share on Facebook Bookmark on Google Post to MySpace Share with Reddit Share with StumbleUpon Email & Print: E-mail this Print this On the Silk Road with Professor Ted Levin The Silk Road, the ancient network of trade routes linking Asia with Europe, winds […]

04 Dec 18
Angelina Souren: "We need to talk about this"

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaval   How did I run into this? Well, the other day, I searched for my name on Amazon, on a mobile, and among other things, a new CD by Souren Baronian turned up. I’d seen the name before, but had not realized that Souren Baronian is a musician. The CD was described as […]

04 Dec 18
yogidewiblog

BADMINTON  Bulu tangkis atau badminton adalah suatu olahraga raket yang dimainkan oleh dua orang (untuk tunggal) atau dua pasangan (untuk ganda) yang saling berlawanan. Olah raga yang dimainkan dengan kok dan raket, kemungkinan berkembang di Mesir kuno sekitar 2000 tahun lalu tetapi juga disebut-sebut di Indiadan Republik Rakyat Tiongkok. Di Tiongkok, terdapat permainan yang disebut Jianzi, yang melibatkan penggunaan kok tetapi tanpa raket. Alih-alih, koknya dimanipulasi […]

04 Dec 18
Japan Spring 2012  日本 春2012

Today we leave the trailer. I have a bittersweet feeling, as I really love this place. On the exterior it’s just a funky 40 year old trailer parked on the edge of town next to an empty lot and a car mechanic! But it’s so much more for me personally. The time I spent here […]

04 Dec 18
Japan Spring 2012  日本 春2012

After seeing a few floats do their incredible turning maneuver we headed back towards home but had a few adventures on the way. We came upon the float that had been used for the kabuki performance. It was being disassembled and being turned back into a moveable float. All pieces fit together without any nails […]

03 Dec 18
Zen's Sekai I - Japan

Have Flute will travel: Cambodia It was the last day. The plans had changed some during the evening. We opted to pay for an extended stay at the hotel. Instead of 1:00 pm check out, we went for 4:00pm. The typhoon had fizzled out so the planes were flying. That was not going to be […]

03 Dec 18
Japan Spring 2012  日本 春2012

Matsuri started today with loud cannon/firework booms at 6am! Really shook the trailer. The morning was cold and cloudy and threatened to rain, but like the Rose Parade in Los Angeles, it never rains for this festival so no one was worried! I got up early and practiced because my lesson with sensei was at […]

03 Dec 18
CD HotList

PICK OF THE MONTH Frank Kimbrough Quartet Monk’s Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (6 discs) Sunnyside SSC4032 Thelonious Monk’s influence on jazz is way out of proportion to his productivity as a composer. He has only 70 known pieces to his name, but several of them–notably “I Mean You,” “Straight No Chaser,” […]

03 Dec 18
Musik.net

MUSIK Musik adalah suara yang disusun demikian rupa sehingga mengandung irama, lagu, dan keharmonisan terutama suara yang dihasilkan dari alat-alat yang dapat menghasilkan irama. Walaupun musik adalah sejenis fenomena intuisi, untuk mencipta, memperbaiki dan mempersembahkannya adalah suatu bentuk seni. Mendengar musik pula adalah sejenis hiburan. Musik adalah sebuah fenomena yang sangat unik yang bisa dihasilkan […]