07 November 2004

Last Updated: 15/11/04

 

During "The Changing of the Leaves", it seems that it is very important in Japan to go somewhere to specifically admire the scenery...so...Tom and I headed up into the mountains - to the tiny town of Izumi, where we also had fun making Japanese bamboo flutes...!



  
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The beautiful scenery, duly admired!

Tom, looking happy at the prospect of a day off!

 
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Tom makes a new friend...

kawaii!

 
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Spectator

Tom, preparing to make his flute...

 
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...and off he goes

Our sensei shows us how it's done...

 
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...she was very skilled, and gave us a music lesson

with our finished flutes (although she was

rather despairing of us!)

I seal the end with handmade paper and beeswax...

 
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...and set fire to the bamboo in the process!

(oops)

The finished product, complete with case

  
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A beautiful sunset to end a beautiful day

 

 

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