March 2008

Spring Time!

%E4%B8%89%E3%81%AE%E9%B3%A5%E5%B1%85_resize.jpgSpring is almost here in Kamakura! The cherry blossoms have started to bloom and although it's still chilly,it definitely feels as if winter is over.
  I live in Kamukura which is about an hour away from Tokyo by train. The capital was once here,over 750 years ago,so it is quite a historical town. Kamkaura was chosen as it forms a natural fort. Three sides are surrounded by mountains and the fourth is the ocean. We have many temples and shrines and much of the nature is still preserved which is quite unusual for a place so near to Tokyo.
%E6%A1%9C%E6%BA%90%E6%AC%A1%E6%B1%A0%EF%BC%93_resize.jpg I've always lived here in Kamakura when in Japan. After living in London for four years during college,coming back here was quite a big adjustment. London was so exciting and for a musician,so full of inspiration.As a young person,I felt Kamakura was such a sleepy town. Very quaint and pretty but nothing happening.
 Now though,as I am older(!),I can appreciate it's beauty and it's quietness. It actually gives me more room and space to find my own music and I feel very grateful and privileged to live here.

Up and Running!

Welcome to my website!
I am happy to be able to say that my English website is now up and running. Hopefully it will give you an insight on my musical activites.This "Thoughts" page will be showing a more personal side of me and I hope to not only write about music but also things that inspire me in my everyday life. Please come and visit again!