New and Newly Noticed– by Midori / 新しいこと、新しく気づいたこと-五嶋みどり

New and Newly Noticed– by Midori Coming year after year to Japan every June for ICEP has given me an interesting opportunities to notice bits and pieces of what’s new in the country since the previous project or realizing something that probably was always there but noticing it for the first time. I have two … Continue reading New and Newly Noticed– by Midori / 新しいこと、新しく気づいたこと-五嶋みどり

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Trains Galore! from Takamatsu to Wadayama – by Midori / 鉄道の旅を満喫して ~高松から和田山まで~ -五嶋みどり

Trains Galore! from Takamatsu to Wadayama - by Midori During an ICEP tour, we rely on public transportation, and we experience different trains almost every day. For me, it is very special, because in a rather short span of time of the tour, I get to see so many different types of trains, with varied … Continue reading Trains Galore! from Takamatsu to Wadayama – by Midori / 鉄道の旅を満喫して ~高松から和田山まで~ -五嶋みどり

The Tale of Teru Teru Bozu and its Dismissal? by Midori / てるてる坊主の昔話はどうなった?-五嶋みどり

The Tale of Teru Teru Bozu and its Dismissal? by Midori June 9, 2019   So far, we have been to Biwako Medical Welfare Institution (Shiga Prefecture), Fukui Prefectural West Reinan Special Support School and Obama Unpin Elementary School (Obama, Fukui Prefecture); and National Organization Toyama Hospital (Toyama City). Everyone is thriving while it is … Continue reading The Tale of Teru Teru Bozu and its Dismissal? by Midori / てるてる坊主の昔話はどうなった?-五嶋みどり

We’ve Arrived in Japan! / 日本に到着!-五嶋みどり

June 5, 2019 Blog entry by Midori   Good morning, Japan...we have all arrived safely and are about to begin our intense MUSIC SHARING Visiting Program tour. There is nothing holding back our excitement.   In the last few days, we spent some days re-connecting and working on our repertoire. This time, the rehearsals were … Continue reading We’ve Arrived in Japan! / 日本に到着!-五嶋みどり

Reflecting on ICEP Vietnam / ICEPベトナムを振り返って-五嶋みどり

Reflecting on ICEP Vietnam by Midori   After a fortnight of being back in the US, enjoying my self-prepared chicken paprikash and quinoa, I have a chance finally to reflect a bit on the past two weeks in Vietnam. Our stay in Hanoi started with much peace and quiet time to concentrate on our work. … Continue reading Reflecting on ICEP Vietnam / ICEPベトナムを振り返って-五嶋みどり

What’s in My Suitcase, and Why Two? / スーツケースの中身は? どうして2個?-五嶋みどり

What’s in My Suitcase, and Why Two? Blog entry from Midori   I usually travel very light. What I need during a concert tour is very limited beyond my concert dress and the violin. A single suitcase that I can check-in is all I bring. However, for ICEP, things are a bit different, of course, … Continue reading What’s in My Suitcase, and Why Two? / スーツケースの中身は? どうして2個?-五嶋みどり

First Presentation in Ho Chi Minh City / ホーチミンで最初の演奏-五嶋みどり

First Presentation in Ho Chi Minh City By Midori After an uneventful flight of less than two hour from Hanoi, we are now in Ho Chi Minh City. After many eventful days in the Hanoi area, we are all mesmerized by the vibrant energy in the former city of Saigon. The size is much bigger … Continue reading First Presentation in Ho Chi Minh City / ホーチミンで最初の演奏-五嶋みどり