I’m home from a two week trip to Japan and it was just incredible! I had strange and wonderful food like the most beautiful bento box that came gift wrapped (it tasted and looked perfect) or a sea urchin in a fish market where they cut it right open in front of me and handed it to me with a spoon (the most disgusting thing I’ve ever eaten!). I sat in natural hot springs in the mountains in the snow and fed crackers to Nara deer who bowed and tried to steal my bag. Now I’m home and I’ve hit the ground running, I’ve got gigs coming up, lots of rehearsals and a West Pier Song Cycle to compose but I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about some of my musical adventures in Japan.
Ríona Sally Hartman
A blog about all sorts of things like music, books, storytelling and paper art. From time to time I'll interview a fellow musician or review a gig.