Kanpono Yado Isobe
Travel Blogs from Annaka
... injury and as a result has not wanted to hang for catches during practice. Since he was eager to have it in the show, he made an exception and decided to hang during one practice. The result was that we caught one, missed the three and presto!...it was in the show! Not! One catch in practice generally does not equate to a performance ready trick. But it was in the show anyway. I caught the first one and then proceeded to miss the next several attempts. It was ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... affect my flying, it did affect my ability to behave gracefully standing on the platform, walking in the net (ouch!) and during finale. It's better now, but I was not a fun experience.
A moment of introspection
Also this week brought the Ringling tragedy. For those who haven't heard, nine women who were part of a hair hang act were badly injured when the rigging they were suspended from broke and fell 30ft. to the ground. Many of ...