Well, for those of you who don’t know, golden week is when Japan has three big holidays right in a row. This means that everyone and their brother must go and travel somewhere over the extended weekend. It’s the busiest travel time of the year next to New Year’s. From my own personal experience I have learned to not do any serious sightseeing during golden week…as the crowds simply make it… un-enjoyable.
I did, however, manage to have a nice break!
I went to the National Art Center in Roppongi to see the Artist File 2010 exhibition. As usual, the National Art Center managed to bring in another top-notch exhibition. I really enjoyed experiencing the varying perspectives of each artist through their works. In the case of this show, some notable indivduals were Naoyo Fukuda and her embroidered books and business cards, Takashi Ishida’s Moving Picture and Still Picture, and the surreal, paint-laden canvasses of Toru Kuwakubo. Yep. It was a good art show.
Then! Lindsey came to Ashikaga!! Wooohoo!! We had kimchi-yakisoba and french toast and had a FANTASTIC time! I played the music festival at Banna-ji, which went all right. I was actually nervous (which I usually am not) and I thought I could have played better, but my singing was adequate. I really appreciated having the chance to participate in the event, and I am thankful to all of my wonderful friends who made it out to the festival. THANK YOU! (I’m sorry I didn’t play my best for you though.)
Then! There was a kitty! On my back step!
Kitty….. Since it was about 90 some degrees outside and I felt quite bad for it, so I gave him some water and named him Sergeant Pepper. Yep. Well.. “Sergeant” only because the positions of “Chairman” and “General” are currently occupied.
So… yeah. Good golden week. Art, music… cats? Oh! And a fantastic balcony-barbeque that happened yesterday (though I ducked out early, since I wasn’t feeling well). Yes. Definitely a good golden week.