How to spend a free day – 中日の過ごし方

尾瀬大橋 Oze Bridge

尾瀬大橋 Oze Bridge

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.

正直に言いますと、立教大学の混声聖歌隊メンバーが東京へ出発した時には疲れが溜まっていました。翌日女声聖歌隊が宿に到着する予定なのに、どうすれば良いでしょうか。実は私だけでなく、両聖歌隊に属する7人も一緒に延泊し、中日の過ごし方を計画しました。村のレストラン(かたしなや)の美味しいソフトクリームを食べ、2時間ぐらいの散歩をし、宿のデリシャスディナーを頂き、温泉にゆっくり入った後、早く寝ました。完全に回復しました!更に、聖歌隊若手のOB/OG3人も村に来ましたので、楽しい時間を過ごすことが出来ました。写真を参照してください。

Free day photos:

Ice cream for 7 at the village restaurant (Katashinaya) ソフトクリーム@かたしなや

Ice cream for 7 at the village restaurant (Katashinaya) ソフトクリーム@かたしなや

former members Ena, Kengo and Yukiko 聖歌隊OB/OGの山口さん、山崎さん、池山さん

former members Ena, Kengo and Yukiko 聖歌隊OB/OGの山口さん、山崎さん、池山さん

posing in the village park 村の公園にて

posing in the village park 村の公園にて

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village rides, Arase-san 乗り物体験、その1:荒瀬さん

village rides 乗り物体験

village rides, Motoyanagi-san 乗り物体験、その2:本柳さん

I had a hitchhiker on my hat for part of the day 母子に休んだ赤トンボ

I had a hitchhiker on my hat for part of the day 帽子に休んだ赤トンボ

one last group photo 最後の集合写真

one last group photo 最後の集合写真

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.

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