2019年1月20日日曜日

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富山からの荷物に入っていた白エビの干したの。カリカリと美味しくいただきました。

先週のテラス来てくださったお客様ありがとうございました。2月、3月は森のテラスがお休みなので、次回は4/18(木)13:30~15:30です。桜咲いているかな?お散歩がてらお立ち寄りください。
Thank you for coming Momo's piano solo at Mori-no-terrace last week. They will close from Feb. to Mar., so next concert will be Thursday, 18th, April. We may see the cherry blossom in bloom...Please stop by while you walk around blooming Sengawa.

ケストナーのどうぶつ会議、ずっと読んでいなくて初めてきちんと読みました。岩波の挿絵のついた児童書。これが書かれた時から半世紀以上たっているのに。
I finally read "The animal's Conference" by Erich Kästner, translated version by Iwanami-shoten illustrated by W. Trier. Almost nothing change since it was published more than half a century ago.

ニュースで夜空に広告を映すというニュースを聞いて、絶句した。愚かすぎる。
When I was hearing news, I found out some people were thinking to put advertisement on the sky. WHAT!? How could be? How can someone be so extremely foolish? We already have much more than enough ads and sky is not someone's possession at all... I totally have no words for it, hard to believe....We've studied for WHAT????

2019年1月16日水曜日

夕日/sunset

相模湖の4時ちょっと過ぎくらいの夕日。とても綺麗でした。It was gorgeous sunset about 4pm at Sagami lake in Kanazawa.

明日は森のテラスで13:30からソロピアノやっています。2月はテラスがしまっているのでお休み。3月も未定。テラスの横の階段から見える夕焼けも綺麗なのです。お時間のある方は是非。I'll play piano at Mori-no-terrace, Sengawa, Chofu tomorrow afternoon from 1:30pm. They will close whole February and we don't know about March yet, so tomorrow will be first solo piano in this year and 2nd one will be on April, at least, hopefully. Please come to listen.

久しぶりにビリーホリデー聴いたら心地よかった。誰も真似できないなあ。イギリスの亡くなってしまった若い歌手、エイミーワインハウスさんを初めて聴いた時、ちょっと似てるかな、と思ったけれど、どっちもオリジナルだなあ、と改めて思いました。両者とも大好きな歌手の一人です。
I was listening some of Verve recordings by Ms. Billie Holiday. She sang standards, not dark one, like "Stars fell on Alabama"etc. She's such an ORIGINAL, I don't have to say though, no copies may exist, impossibly unique and so touching. When I heard Ms. Amy Winehouse, her voice reminds me Ms. Billie Holiday little bit, but they are so original in their own way, I was sure again while listening those recordings. I love both of  them, and it’s really sad that we are not able to see their live performance any more.

Usually I forgot how grateful to be healthy and to be able to enjoy our daily foods. The ordinary is the most extraordinary. Even we're facing a high mountain which we don't know how high it is, we can and should just start with first single step, one by one,  those slow steps bring us somewhere further.

2019年1月2日水曜日

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I woke up very early yesterday, the first day of this year. I stayed in bed though, read few books. "Mori wa Ikiteiru"(I don't know the English title, it's a russian play by Samuil Marshak, few short stories from Kenji Miyazawa and some chapters from "The little Prince" by Saint-Exupéry. I love those stories, some are my childhood favorites and some are my latest favorites. They make me think what is important in my life and what is NOT important for my life(which I always have to remember). I was so happy to soak myself in reading in a quiet morning and I think it was good to start this year with those great books.

2019年1月1日火曜日

Happy newyear 2019!

Happy new year ! I Wish you all have happy and peaceful year:)  
明けましておめでとうございます。皆さんにたくさんの幸せがありますよう!

2018年12月24日月曜日

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先週は20年来の友人と病院でコンサートでした。いろんなことがあっても元気に音楽で繋がることができていることに感謝しつつ、楽しく演奏しました。エンジニアの方と共通の知人がいたり、久しぶりにお会いする方もいたりあったかい空間でした。

年明けは編曲の録音があります。ホールでの録音。音響がすごく良い、とお聞きしたので楽しみです。

来年最初の森のテラスでのソロピアノは1/17(木)13:30からです。お近くの方は是非お立ち寄りください。ワンコイン、500円、子供無料、お茶お菓子つきです。

今年も一年たくさんの方に支えられてたくさん笑って過ごしました。もうすぐで2018年もおしまい。みなさんよいお年をお迎えください。

I had a concert at a hospital with my friend, singer and preacher, who knew each other for about 20 years. It was a lot of fun to play with her and it was joy to be get touch with her through music over 20 years even we had some indivisual rough time in these years. We both still love music and maintained our relationship somehow with music. It's really great and one of the precious thing in life, I think. I met the engineer who helped us at the night very first time, but we found out that we had some common musicians, so I felt so close to him and I was happy to talk with him. Also I met some of my old friends that night as well. I enjoyed and laughed a lot.

Beginning of January, there will be a recordig session of my arrangment. It would be a hall recording, which I've never done it. I'm lookig forward it.

First solo piano for  next year at Mori-no-terrace will be  17th Jan. Please come to listen! (music fee is one coin, 500yen) .

I was so grateful for many supports from many of my friends and my beloved family from bottom of my heart. I could'nt survive without it. I wish all of you have great holidays.