Thanks to all those who came to Singing Around the Table in April! We had two new singers and a great time singing seasonal Japanese songs - Cha-tsumi (tea-picking song) and two versions of Koinobori (flying carp streamers!) – as well as a selection from the regular repertoire along with guitar, wood-bass, flute and recorder. Aoki-san stayed on and played guitar for an impromptu session of Japanese folk revival songs – Takaishi Tomoya and so on - so in the end we all went home way past our bedtimes! Map to Gnome (South West side of Kawaramachi Nijo, Kyoto) here: 地図
The next Singing Around the Table is Sat. May 26th 8-10pm. Everyone welcome! Come all ye - singers, warblers, instruments (all levels), listeners and diners. 次は５月２６日（土）８−１０時になります。宜しくお願いします。楽器もようこそ！この間来た人たちにありがとうございました。茶摘みとこいのぼりはすごい楽しかった。
Image: Lambert Doomer, c.1622/23-1700. "An Interior with Peasants singing and dancing around a Table", 1681.
Posted by FJG at 9:41 PM
IDRO JAPAN GOLDEN WEEK CHARITY SALE FOR TOHOKU!
Help the great work of IDRO in Tohoku by buying cakes, books, clothes, CDs, household items, or a tune from the human jukebox BGM by Felicity, Max or Jen.
Saturday May 5th – 11:00 – 21:00 Sunday May 6th – 10:00 – 15:00
Location: Five minutes from Demachiyanagi Station in Room 3 of the 左京西部いきいき市民活動センター (Sakyou Nishibu Iki-iki Shimin Katsudou Center). http://gekken.net/SW_IKIIKI/profile.html
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/218940804872318/
More details here on Deep Kyoto: http://www.deepkyoto.com/?p=7328
(Donations (except books) still being accepted)
Posted by FJG at 8:49 PM
Thank you very much to all those who came last Saturday, including some newcomers from Kyoto and Sydney! The next Singing Around the Table will be on Saturday April 28th at 8-10pm.
Posted by FJG at 1:03 PM