Nasu Palace Hotel
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... for me which I haven't had since a child! They have some odd switches and dials near the bed which I'm sure stopped working before Led Zeppelin. Anyway the leisure wear they give you to wear around the resort grounds was fun, and the onsen (natural hot spring) was very relaxing.
Nikko town is more up to date and we stayed in a traditional Ryokan again for a night before we headed back down to crazy Tokyo again. The only difference ...
... into spontaneous applause a couple of times during the DTG performance.
After the slow the kids were treated like rock stars greeting the public in the lobby.
We returned to the hotel where there was a big reception party with food and dancing. I may or may not have had a little more yuzu sake.
The next morning the Hotel slaff at Mashikokan gave us a great send off complete with singing and signs and it was off to Tokyo!
I'm falling a little behind with the blog so I'll let the pictures do the talking for this day. If you open up the pictures into a slide show you will find additional commentary for some of the pictures.
In brief, we started the day by visiting Terasawa, a workshop where taiko drums are manufactured.
After lunch we took a pottery ...
... came to Mashiko to work with the students and help them prepare for the upcoming concert. The Dublin Taiko students greeted him and his Fu-Un no Kai group with gifts.
After two hours of hard work with Eitetsu the kids took a break for dinner, but their work had just begun. After dinner they were joined by Tenjin no Kai Juniors, the local youth taiko group with ...
Today we're going to continue practicing taiko with Eitetsu and his group. Yesterday we met the taiko group from Mashiko and got to play a little with them! They seemed pretty cool but they were younger than I had expected. Most were definitely younger than almost all of us. Anyway, we are going to have a workshop with Eitetsu and hopefully get to play with some of the Mashiko kids. We also plan on doing ...