The weekend after Myogi we went to Tokyo on the 19th to see a Koto Concert. I’ve been taking koto (Japanese 13-stringed harp) lessons for about 2 years, and this is the first time I’ve been able to go see my koto teacher perform. She performed one song at a Miyashita Shin concert, a famous koto player who has written a lot of songs (some that I’ve even learned before, though I didn’t know it). I got to meet him briefly. There was a slight mix-up with seats, and they didn’t have enough, but luckily we were able to sit in time to watch my teacher perform. It was a good learning experience, and nice to see what professional koto players look like! I’ve definitely changed my technique a little after watching them!
Starting off with the Nikon store in Shinjuku