Toyoko Inn Maebashiekimae
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The Forward Over is an Intermediate/advanced level trick. It is a two part trick that involves first, mounting the top of the bar at the back of the swing (an 'uprise') followed by a front flip to the catcher at the top of the swing. I came to Japan with a Forward Over that was decent, safe to the net and that I had caught a few times. In terms of performance this translates as "Yeah, that's great. Let's keep working on that and see how it goes". Not ...
And so, my second city is drawing to a close. I've enjoyed Ota most for the time I've had to explore the area via bicycle. Once we got through the first 10 days, our schedule became quite easy, with one show and practice on weekdays, and three shows each weekend day. This left me with plenty of time to explore. As I mentioned before, the area to the north of Ota is mountainous. This has made for some very beautiful (and also challenging) rides. ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
The ink workshop we had was very interesting. We had to paint Mount Fuji along with the master. The placement of the marks was very important with the ink. You were not trying to make long flowing beautiful lines. Instead the rougher they appeared the better. Thankfully we had practice paper. After painting twice, the Sensei asked me if I found it easy; apparently he thought I caught on fast because he told me he liked ...
... made for exploring on road and off....and the price was unbelievably low. I couldn't be happier.
Off the lot!
Now, many of my early mornings (before shows), afternoons (after shows) and days off have been and will continue to be spent exploring. Additionally, when my son comes to visit, he too will have the freedom to explore while I am working. Seeing Japan (or anywhere, for that matter) on two wheels is one of the best ways possible ...