TEAM KOZAN covers of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”(featuring Beyonce) using SHAKUHACHI, Japanese bamboo flute and KOTO, the Japanese Harp.
Kozan Ishikura, leader and Shakuhachi player of the Team Kozan says in his blog. “We Japanese got a lot of help from GAGA 2 years ago. We do not forget gratitude to GAGA. We wish GAGA complete recovery and we are waiting for comeback”.
I haven’t heard Gaga’s song like this before!
Please check this out if you’ve never heard Japanese traditional music.
In Ueda Sanada Festival, people were buying a lot worrier goods such as a historical civil war era uniform, Sanada cup and strap and etc. because the boom for warrior is spreading all over Japan. Some of the stores were selling local goods.
I ate a hot pot, call “Ninja Nabe”. People reproduced the hot pot Ninja ate in civil war era. It was a lot of ingredients inside and like miso soup. It was pretty good and I was able to have fun in Ueda Sanada Festival.
I went to Ueda Sanada Festival. It is a battle motif which happened here twice in the end of the 16th century. It is very attractive for people who is crazy about history.
2000 Sanada Army beat 8000 Tokugawa Army in Ueda city in the first battle of Ueda in 1585. 32000 Tokugawa Army attacked Ueda castle in the second battle of Ueda in 1600. However they couldn’t beat it so they gave up.
This festival reproduce real Sanada Army and people who wear the civil war era uniform walk in the city.
Do you know that Tokyo Station and NY Grand Central Terminal become sister stations?
Ceremony of sister station partnership was held at Grand Central in Manhattan on March 19.
Tokyo Station already has a sister station of Amsterdam Station since 2006 because the two have similar architectural styles. However, this is the first time to have sister partnership for NY Grand Central Terminal and beginning of relationship between Japanese and the US railway stations.
If you have a chance to visit both stations, please remember they are sisters and Tokyo Station is a year younger than NY Grand Central station.
This is the Tokyo station which is the entrance of Japanese capital.
It is the biggest station which has about 30 platforms include the subway and the traditional railroad line and Shinkansen.
The red brick station was established in 1914 and it is authorized as an important cultural property in Japan.