Category Archives: Tokyo ~ 東京

Rainy season = Rainbow Concert 〜 梅雨=レインボーコンサート

Tokyo entered the rainy season officially two weeks ago.  We have had very little rain since then.  Even so, the hydrangea are in full bloom throughout the city. The rainy season (whether it is a dry year or not) also … Continue reading

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Duo Svyati to perform at Rikkyo

On May 27, 2017, Svyati Duo (Julian Collings, organ; Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello) returns from London to Rikkyo University’s All Saints Chapel (Ikebukuro Campus) for a concert of music for cello and organ.  The concert begins at 4:30 pm, and is … 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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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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