In 2001 I visited Japan.  It had been 45 years since I lived in Japan as a child.  It was an amazing journey of redicovery.  

Upon returning I began work on a series of improvisations as a musical recollection of my trip.  These 10 improvisations were recorded over a period a year and released in 2003.

 

Arrival

Returning to Japan after 45 years

 

Kimono

Beautiful kimon-clad woman on commuter train.
 

Great Buddha

Daibutsu - the Great Budda of Kamakura.

 

Hase-dera

Sacred temple for departed children.

 

Shinkansen

The bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto.

 

Ryokan

Traditional Japanese inn.

 

Ryoan-ji Temple

Rock garden founded in 1450

 

A Long Walk to the Wonder Cafe

A quite night in the suburbs of Kyoto

 

Sanju-Sangen-Do

Transcendent temple of the 1001 Kannons

 

Departure

Leaving Japan - Mt. Fuji beckons

 

 

 

 

Road to Kyoto

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