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Goodbye, Chigasaki – さよなら、茅ヶ崎

(日本語を追加しました)Goodbye, Chigasaki.  I enjoyed getting to know you for one short week.  Shall I list the charms of Chigasaki? Delicious Brioche breakfasts at the station before beginning my practice sessions. Cool ocean breezes wafting through town. Friendly people and an … Continue reading

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I’ll a give an organ recital this Saturday – オルガンリサイタルを予定しています

I’m playing an organ recital this coming Saturday, May 20, at Chigasaki’s Keisen Church.  It begins at 2:00 pm, and is free.  The organ is a very nice instrument built in 1998 by Gebruder Reil of Holland. Here is a … Continue reading

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A walk on the dark side

Being the owner of a blog can be exasperating.  You know you should post regularly, avoid all forms of negativity, and provide the reader with useful and/or entertaining content.  But life doesn’t always run along such sunny tracks, does it? … Continue reading

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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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