I will be honest with you. When the members of the Rikkyo chapel choir left for Tokyo yesterday I found myself a bit low on energy. A bit tired. Perhaps a bit on the exhausted side of the energy scale. The Treble Choir was scheduled to arrive a day later, so how to recuperate? Actually, I wasn’t the only one in this condition – 7 members of the choir who sing in both groups (mixed and treble) were staying on with me. We made a plan of how to spend a precious free day in Katashina Village. It turned out to be wonderfully refreshing and relaxing. Photos tell the story, but mainly the day involved ice cream at the village shop, a couple of hours of strolling around the area, a delicious dinner back at our lodgings, and an early bedtime. Incidentally, three former members of the choir (Yamazaki Kengo, Yamaguchi Ena, and Ikeyama Yukiko) came up to visit, so we had a great time chatting.
Free day photos:
PS Even free days involve work; planning for the upcoming rehearsals, composing, answering mails, etc. How to do all this in a Japanese-style room? Create your own work station, of course. Here is mine for the 11 days of choir camp.