Friday, September 11, 2009
First time posting from abroad, pals... currently in Kyoto, enjoying Japan immensely, indeed...
Tourist-wise.... well, nothing new to say: great shrines and museums and gardens and temples and... how, HOW to forget the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo and - ohhh, so prosaically - the great anal-cocooning (oooops!) experienced in good hotels rest-rooms;-)))!!!
... yet many better than myself did in the past and will do in the future.... BUT, audio & music-wise, well... things change;-)
Went to visit Shindo's workshop and Honda-san's Eltus workshop, both in Tokyo... Imai-san of Audio Tekne fame (mo' later...) and Susumu Sakuma-san in Tateyama-shi, Chiba, without forgetting to pay a visit to Gokudo-san in Yokosuka-shi, south of Tokyo, to enjoy - maybe - the greatest collection of both vintage and high-end audio in the world.
Will have more visits in the next days... hopefully will meet Shiniki Tanaka-san of Goto fame in Hino-shi, Endo-san of ALE in Yokohama-shi and Miyajima-san of Otono-Edison in Fukuoka-shi.
Also hoping to have the time (and the strength... Japan and Shinkansen trains are for strong people, indeed...) to meet the always great, helpful, friendly Koji of EIFL, also visiting GIP Laboratory, both in Fukushima-ken.
... was forgetting: after being in Hiroshima, later this afternoon.... BTW: a great, yet sad way to commemorate today's 9/11 in the place where stopping EVERY current and future war should have been a GREAT lesson for ALL humankind - will reach Matsue village for some relax after this tour-de-force (it is...) and then heading to my friend Seo Hisashi-san in Yonago-shi, where, hopefully, I'll finally meet in person Hasegawa-san, a true, yet young "audio & music monk";-), as Seo described him...
Will report soon with LOTS of pixes and great - I hope - liner notes and impressions to what I experienced in these two one-of-a-kind weeks... without forgetting Tokyo's Hard Rock Cafe's T-shirts for my nephews... they would kill me in the case I'd forget'em;-)
In the meantime... doomo arigato gozaimasu for reading yours humbly me.
Posted by twogoodears at 9/11/2009 05:51:00 AM