Category Archives: Tokyo ~ 東京

End of holidays; life changes – 休みが終わりました、還暦についての思い

I found this little statue in my local Buddhist temple. His expression mirrors my feeling at the end of the Christmas holidays.  But going back to work has its positive side.  I love working with the Rikkyo choir, so the … Continue reading

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Happy 2018! 明けましておめでとうございます!

(日本語は間も無く追加します)It is officially 2018, and The View wishes all its readers the best of all possible years.  The future is indiscernible and the past a bit frightening, so I suggest we try to live in the moment this year.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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The sleeping blog awakes, or Christmas at Rikkyo – 眠っていたブログがよみがえた(クリスマスですの報告)

Merry Christmas!  Another year of music making has come and gone, and once again I am enjoying food, family, and wine.  The stress levels decrease in inverse proportion to the increase of my waistline.  But that is a project for … Continue reading

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This Summer! この夏!

Today marks the 16th consecutive day of rain in Tokyo.  Yesterday’s TV news told us that this is the first time in 40 years that we have been so blessed.  It is better than a water shortage, I guess.  But … Continue reading

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Empty Tokyo 〜 誰もいない東京

I went for a walk at 5 am this morning.  It was a typically dreary day in the rainy season.  Strangely enough, not a single one of the 13.5 million people living in the 23 wards of the city were … Continue reading

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