Travel Blogs from Numata
... s great. Lets put it in the show!". The distance between being able to do something well in practice and being able to do it well in performance is not tremendous, but it is definitely a gap that must be bridged. When flying in practice, there is ample of time to compose yourself and really think about what you are going to do. Additionally, there is great difference in the pressure to succeed as it relates to whether or not you miss the trick.
... has all been a classic case of taking one step back in order to take two steps forward. Not very glamorous work during the process, however achieving the desired results will propel me to the next level of flying. The shows have been wonderful. It is by no means an easy feat to get up and perform every day. The act of doing so demands nothing short of 110%....every time....no matter what you feel like. My teammate, Harmony, told me of a trick ...
... on the American government to thank for that). We had to leave the bullet train at one small town to pick up the regular train on the Nikko line and just missed our next train so we had an hour's wait until the next one. I am so glad we had this wait because here we had one of those travel moments you just have to love.
We were hungry and the station had these tiny little family owned restaurants that seat maybe 5-10 people at a time. ...
... 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 ...