Hotel Alpha-1 Takaoka
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... of which are literally dripping with sweat, you do what you can to stay dry. We've been surviving it though. As a bonus, we've all become super svelte. Sweating that much definitely "melts" away any extra weight we might have had after winter.
Now that summer is in full swing (hee hee) our performance schedule is as well. We've got fourteen shows a week plus practices. Essentially this means three shows a day, six days a week. I often find ...
... around low twenties-after a week in Tokyo that boiling sauna everything seems cold). At times I had the feeling I was in Brussels minus the beer and waffles. Here it was sake and Japanese sweet balls. And might I add we stayed in a hostel! Yes two whole nights! I feel like a true hippie not washing my hair, travelling with a backpack and a 4 year old. Anyway the hostel was great minus the slight smell of old shoes (I think this ...
... tomorrow. Thursday am. We had a delightful dinner at the Minshuku. Although the food and preparation was less sophisticated than at the Ryokan, we found it more accessible to our palates. Simpler, everyday country food. The Aussies we met are wonderful people. Educated, sophisticated and easy to be around. This morning we are scheduled to do a walking tour of the village here with a local guide. It is pouring rain right now. Hopefully it will not be cancelled. We are now heading ...
... my team mates. Bliss was the word of the day.
Getting settled in
The circus is located in a field adjacent to a sizable baseball stadium, Alpen Stadium. (pictures to follow). It’s a pleasant location, away from the fray, largely surrounded by rice fields but still close enough to shopping to be convenient. It is also a 10 minute bike ride to the beach and a 30 minute bike ride to the base of the mountains. I arrived in this ...
... the head, not wearing it, and the dragon widened out to maybe 10 feet wide at the middle billowing in fabric. At first, we were disappointed that the guys carrying the dragons looked lethargic and uninterested. And then, they saw a baby. And charged. Screaming and chomping the head. The baby started screaming in terror and everybody started laughing and applauding at the baby's tears. We saw this repeated lots of times by the maybe half-dozen or so ...
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