Monday, March 9, 2015

On Stage;

Band Group my husband involved was on stage for a Music Event called "Arakan Festival"  ←link to my last year's post; no stage appearance last year.
This concert is performed mainly by middle-aged and senior adults. In Japan, we call 60 years old "kanreki, 還暦".  The title "Ara-Kan" is from shortened word mixed with English "Around Kanreki → Ara-Kan" 

Unlike last year, I missed to see some of the performances. But I was lucky to take video of the same vibrandoneon player playing the different music from last year. 
       (I pasted the clear You-tube video of his playing the instrument last year)

Sorry for the bad quality of the image of video again. Asking Nikon's staff didn't help. I was told if seeing through the pc video file is ok, no way they can help me.  Haha, also I could't make the second one vertical way.   Might be the last time of uploading video p:-)

*Fun to see them rehearsing, and some other performances*

*There was an art exhibition going on in the hall*
Dolls of old fire men;  "火の用心, caution for the fire"
scooping loach
This is the hall from outside and the little Dusky Thrush see us off :-)

          Linking this post to "Our World Tuesday

After I finished writing this post, I found my try to posting comment on my own blog succeeded,Yey♪  Please let me visit you from tomorrow, Good Night from Japan.


  1. Hello Miyako, it must have been fun and exciting to see your hubby on stage at the festival.. what a fun event. The art exhibit is pretty, lovely displays.. Wonderful images, thank you for sharing. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  2. Hello Miyako!:) I enjoyed listening to the music being played by your husband's band. Great for dancing to, and you must have felt proud of hubby!:)

    I love the floral arrangments and the miniture figures.

    Have a good week!
    Hugs from Portual.:)

  3. i love the displays! and that thrush, too.

    i have trouble loading videos to the blog, too. if i go through youtube, it seems to distort the images terribly.

  4. How exciting to see your husband performing on stage.

  5. Miyako, how fun for your hubby to be involved in the music. It keeps you feeling young! The displays were beautiful, especially the flower arrangements. Thanks for Sharing. Hugs from Texas.

  6. Beautiful creations and wonderful music ~ and so glad they are older people performing! Thanks, Miyako ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  7. the floral arrangements are beautiful. i remember in school we learned how to arrange flowers the ikebana way.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  8. The music is very nice and relaxing. I enjoyed the floral arrangements too. Have a wonderful week. xx

  9. Music and flowers lovely combination..

  10. Dearest Miyako,
    My husband just sat with me in the office to listen and look at your video. What a fun way to make music together in the band. Your husband must feel proud because you are great PR for him to the entire world!
    Sending you hugs,

  11. What a fun event, I enjoyed the vibrandoneon music, very relaxing and jazzy. The dolls or statues are fun, especially the fisherman scooping loaches. The ikebana arrangements are lovely too, so artistic.

    Hugs from the PNW!

  12. Wow, what a big stage. The video and photos are all fantastic! Must have been very exciting to see their performance live. Your husband is really cool!
    Those exhibits are very pretty. Love the dojo-sukui doll :-) And the flower arrangements are beautiful!

    Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san!

  13. You have such wonderful festivals. Of course the music was the best part, but the flower arrangements and the dolls are lovely as well. So much talent!

  14. Wonderful music and I like that music hall - nice architecture.