ATOWA CONCERT

We held ATOWA concert last Saturday night.
I really appreciate to the people who came to our concert and the people who helped us.

“ATOWA” means the universe and the earth.
It was duo concert that I performed with my friends, Saco.

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“Music has no borders.”

I was able to acknowledge this again at the concert.

 

Saco played the piano and sang expressing the ground and I played the piano, crystal bowl and sang expressing the sounds from the universe.

Nahoko’s dancing absolutely connected our sounds.

 

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Also we improvised many times and I played crystal bowls around 20 minutes for healing time.
I think everybody enjoyed our concert.

After the concert, everyone was smiling were than before the concert.

I think that everyone felt united from the music.

 

I hope to come back to New York and play again!

 

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Thank you for coming to my Crystal Bow & Piano Concert in San Francisco Bay

I just came back from San Francisco three days ago.

 

It was beautifully sunny and warm there, so we didn’t need overcoats. Some people even wore T –shirts!

 

It was rainy when I arrived at JFK airport in New York, so I was at a loss at getting used to the weather in New York City again.

 

San Francisco is a special place for my family because we lived there from 1993 to 1999.

The day after I arrived in SF, I went to Downtown San Francisco to meet with my friends.

I’ve been back to visit S.F.Bay many times after going back Japan, but I hadn’t been downtown, so I was excited to see everything in the city.

 

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Then, my performance was held the following day.

 

It was an intimate performance, held at my friend Sachiko’s house.
I was very happy to have my concert there because she organized it so well and made a comfortable space for the audience and me.
I really enjoyed playing.

 

My friend’s house was in a secluded neighborhood, surrounded by trees, so I felt like I was playing in the forest.

The house was built nicely on the hill and I was surprised to find out that the house was built by her husband!

 

We placed a piano in front of a tall window, so I was able to feel the outside during my performance.

 

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My crystal bowl makes nice sounds every time I play it.
There was enough time for me to have a rehearsal, and the concert started.

 

During the performance, there was a stronger reverberation of sounds than during the rehearsal.

 

The sounds lasted longer, as if they would never end.

 

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I thought the sounds reverberated through all of us- the audience, Sachiko and her family’s hearts and the environment surrounding us.

 

We made the sounds together, so it became more beautiful.

 

I always feel the sounds are different each time I play, because I can feel people’s warm-hearts come through to me.

 

 

I can’t wait to play again and again, because every time I play the crystal bowl, I feel like a pipe, connecting the earth to space, and people all over the world to peace.

 

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【About my concert in September】

I performed twice in September. The first performance was in Sedona, Arizona and the second was in Shasta, California. At both I played the crystal bowl and the piano.

I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to play at these two special places in the USA.

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My concert in Sedona on September 18th.
My Japanese friend Asako danced along to my music.

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My concert in Shasta on September 22nd.
I performed for the people who attended a meditation event.

I was so happy to play the song “The sound of Small Brook” which I composed when I visited Shasta 2years ago.
When I composed this song, I imagined and expressed the stream of mount Shasta.

I want to thank everybody who came my concert!