26 June, 2008

Drunken Step

Arrived at Nagoya in the afternoon. As soon as I went back to home and put my baggage, I went to the dance workshop by Mr.Tsujimoto at AAC.

The things was based on the technique for the street dance and how-to move the body. Release the body from muscular tension. Open mind. Do "Drunken Step" as a fundamentals in posture. Weakness in the muscles generates freely movement. After got home, I talked with my mother into the night.

25 June, 2008

Leave for Japan

Theo drove me up to Schipol with Naho.
As soon as we said good bye,
my plane had left for Japan.

19 June, 2008


Had a last lesson with Gilius today. I brought my arrangement of Gershwin. He asked me why I limited a possibilities.
It is very close to the original, indeed. However, that is the order from the client.

I think arrangement is in some way similar to advertising design. Customer satisfaction is given priority over personal expression.

18 June, 2008


I had a meeting with Rob at KonCon to proposal my project. We discussed a possibility to congress my idea. After that, I went to Cornelis's house to get his recommendation letter for my subsidy. I hope everything goes well.

In the evening, I went to the Y&A's party. We had a nice conversation eating sushi.

17 June, 2008

Hoi Delft

We got together at Den Haag HS in the morning and went to Delft. S was waiting us at the station. She's studying cultural economics in there. Mr. Motoyama introduced me to her last week when we had a dinner in the Hague.

We went to Oudekerk (Old Church), Workshop of Delftware and Delft University of Technology. I was very excited because the design of university was so cool. Afterwards S and I walked up a stairway to the top of Nieuwekerk.
It was a really great view.

16 June, 2008

Friend coming over

Busy day, today. Walked to the central station passed 5 o'clock in the early morning to pick up Yuki. She is now traveling in Europe, and will stay here until Thursday.

After she left for Utrecht, I went to the school to listen the exams of Mariko and Misaki. And I had a lesson with Cornelis in the afternoon. It goes without saying that I was doing arrangement for Momoko in spare moments from those things.

Y, M, S and I went to Korean restaurant in the evening. There were only us. It's only a matter of time before they go out of business.

15 June, 2008

Refill ink tank

The ink tank got empty, so I refilled it.

The way of refilling was different from the Japanese which I was used to. Putting the new ink on the bottom of ink tank. However it was OK until refill, I can't print for some reasons. The bad things is that my printer doesn't recognize the tank even though I put it back. I wanna print my music and document. Got me stumped.

I wonder if I should buy a new tank. Hmm.

14 June, 2008

STOP Child Labor

On the way to the shopping I find a sign in front of the Grotekerk by chance, and dropped in. I met Peter, a photographer who having a exhibition in there.

He's working for the social activity to stop Children Labor and showing pictures of working children on panels. Meanwhile, he had been taking a picture of visitors showing their palm forward which means "stop" in answer to his request. His book will also be published soon. This exhibition will be continue until July 6th at the Grotekerk, Den Haag.

13 June, 2008

How to enjoy

Codarts, Dance school in Rotterdam is going on a tour. They have a performance in Den Haag tonight and tomorrow.
I heard that my friends will also perform, so I went to the Korzo Theater to see it.

The former of the program was choreographed by students and the later was by teachers. However it wasn't as good as I thought, I paid attention to the motion of the body and constructions so that I could enjoy it.
I believe it is worth to think why I feel it isn't good.

06 June, 2008

Clean Up Campaign

I asked K to help me to make a DVD for my master exam.
We edited the video of performance "Another Time" into 5 min digest version.

Lately, my neighbors make a mess which I really hate.
We have a common terrace in our place.
It's an open space for everyone who living this building, but we have to keep there clean.

I made the text "THANKS" with littering cigarette butts and bottle crown cap as warning.
They should clean it up themselves. I hope it makes a difference.

04 June, 2008

Anne's house

Aunt Keiko and her friend are visiting to the Netherlands. They arrived at Amsterdam station in this noon from Belgium where they had stayed until yesterday. After checked in, we went out for a lunch.

Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House...
I talked to them how's the life in here going on Canal Bus travel.

It was the first time to visit Anne's house for me, though I have been to A'dam many times before. I was surprised at the design of the building. It was exactly where Anne family used to keep themselves hidden from Nazi Germany, however, was not an ordinary memorial house which just preserving. The entrance has modern style with glass.
And exhibition is designed to allow guests to understand well from a multilateral standpoint in such a way that using video and photos.

Letters from the Anne's diary are painted on the walls. Walking up the stair and taking a house tour, we could follow her feeling with her three year diary. The exhibition ends up with the death of Anne at the highest room.

Naming game

I'm busy with the arrangement for Momoko.
She asked me to make a transcription of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess"
for clarinet, violin and piano.

In the late evening, I went to Eiji's house to celebrate his birthday.
M, Y, S and me were in the party.
We had spent an evening enjoying games that familiar to us.

Best game for me was a Naming game.
In this game you have to describe imaginary products with its name invented by haphazard.
We laughed and laughed at strange stories.

02 June, 2008

Head of Bush

Today went to Studhuis (City Hall) to report the change of my address.
Yes, I know. I moved in April. Finally, I gave notice to them.
I had to wait more than two hours to get a certification as known as GBA
which you need to apply for an extension of residence permit.

There was a big head of Bush in the lobby.
According to the caption of that, Den Haag Sculputuur, annual art event will start this week.
I think it is difficult in Japan to put a piece such as politic one in a city hall .

The Hague Sculpture
2008 - 6 June to 31 August 2008

01 June, 2008

Aya no Tsuzumi

Originally uploaded by tomo(+)
We had a performance of "Aya no Tsuzumi"at Lilly gallery near Theater de Regents.
We could finish our all three performances successfully.
Many guests than I expected. A good reputation.
Sander, the composer seemed to be satisfied as well.

I uploaded a set to flickr. check it here.