Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tokyo International Film Festival

Very early on we went to the Tokyo International Film Festival. It is the largest film festival in Asia with an incredible line up of films - eight days with several films on multiple screens daily!

Culture Day at Meiji Jingu

November 3 is Japan Culture Day and the best place to celebrate it is at Meiji Jingu.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


On November 23 we went on a great walking tour with the Tokyo Fulbright Association to Kamakura. Kamakura is very much like a small Kyoto and easily accessible from Tokyo. Our first stop was at the Hasedera Temple.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Asian Computer Music Project Conference

I had  great time at the ACMP Conference last weekend (Dec. 16-18). The conference was a joint venture with the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts. It was held at Tokyo Denki University.  I gave a paper on composers working with music and video including my own work on Fragile Horizon. Here are a few misc. pics I took with my cell phone - (not great quality... gomen nasai)

Conference director and composer Naotoshi Osaka (center) and composer Shigenobu Nakamura (left).

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tenryuji and Arashiyama

On our third November day in Kyoto we went west to the Arashiyama area and the Tenryuji Temple.


In November we traveled to Kyoto to do some field recording and enjoy the fall weather in one of the most beautiful cities in Japan. Our first place to visit in Kyoto was the Buddhist temple complex at Tofukuji.


Today turned out to be one of those wonderful, clear, crisp, sunny December days that just called for a walk in the park so we went off to Rikugien garden.