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Happy Easter!

This post could be variously titled “Easter at Rikkyo,” “I bought a wide-angle lens,” or “Two weeks without a day off.”  Your choice.  Whichever you choose, it is still Easter, and I wish you the best for the day.  In … Continue reading

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A nervous time 〜 緊張しています

Quite frankly, this is not my favorite time of year.  I don’t at all mind sitting through seven university entrance ceremonies, or directing the chapel choir at sixteen (!) separate chapel welcome ceremonies in three days.  What I dislike is … Continue reading

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An end, a beginning 〜 終了、そして、開始

Look closely.  It is a person bundled up against the cold.  He or she has been sitting on that blue sheet all night.  No, this is not a homeless person, but rather, someone taking part in an important spring ritual … Continue reading

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A photo walk 〜 撮影会

This being the graduation season in Japan, there is much to report.  However, we will leave all that for a day later this week. 卒入学のシーズンです。大学関係の報告したい事が多くありますが、後日までお待ち下さい。 There is also much in the world that one wishes to comment on.  My country, the … Continue reading

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Arrival of the choir 〜 聖歌隊が到着しました

I’m afraid my days as a cycling tourist are done for the time being. Yesterday 40-some enthusiastic singers arrived in Iwai for a week of intensive rehearsals. Since my job isn’t really cycling, but rather, leading this choir, I’m back … Continue reading

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