Posted in Art, Family, Feelings, Music

Classic Concert @ Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 

I haven’t visited Kawasaki for quite some time.

Kawasaki looks different from how I knew before.

At the entrance of the hall, a street organ received us with nice music.

On behalf of Mom, I enjoyed powerful music conducted by Mr. Jonathan Nott with Dad.

Today’s music are

T. Hosokawa: “Klage” for mezzo soprano and orchestra based on Text by Georg Trakl

And

G. Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Auferstehung” 

Posted in Art, Experience, Feelings, Flower, Food, Place, Shopping, Travel

Trip to the US (Day 7)

I woke up late to catch up my sleep after many adventures at the Grand Circle.

I enjoyed breakfast; there are many variety of food to enjoy hours.


Took a tram to Bellagio Hotel to check out iconic places in Vegas.



This is famous glass ceiling by Chihuly.


Bellagio started showcasing new theme – Summer at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden.


This reminds me Menton Lenon Festival in France, but this festival is held in every February….?


There is the Guinness Certified World’s Longest  Chocolate Fountain.



And the world’s famous water fountain dancing show also at the Bellagio.


Reached to the Forum Shops.

The theme of this shopping complex is Rome and sky changes for morning, day and night.

The VenusFort in Odaiba, Tokyo applys the same concept resembling this shopping mall.




There is a spiral escalator manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric (Japan).

It was fun going ups and downs.


I cannot take any photos at Casino area.

I took these photos at the border of Casino and the Forum and these are my best photos of Casino to share.



After exploring Vegas, dressed up for Sushi dinner at the Tokyo Boys.

It’s about 15 minutes away by a car; It’s worth taking a trip there because food is good – sushi is authentic.



I also enjoyed interesting coconut and strawberry sake.


After a nice dinner, watched the show: Cirque Du Soleil O.

We were lucky because when we arrived Ballagio where the theatre is located, could watch the night version of water fountain dance.


The Cirque Du Soleil O is an amazing show.



It was already 11:30 pm when we returned to the Monte Carlo Hotel.

I was in Vegas so should play for fun.

Posted in Art, Family, Feelings, Tokyo

Alfons Mucha

I went to the National Art  Center, Tokyo to see Mucha’s art.



He was a Czech painter.

He painted many large sized paint (6 x 8 meters canvases) under a theme of Slav Epic, depicting the history of the Slav people and civilization.

I just wonder how he structured these designs in his head to express on large canvases.

I was allowed to take photos of few paintings; but I could not take a photo of a whole painting because there were many people standing in front of it.

But even it’s partial, we can tell how talented he was.

It is strange when we admire his paintings from distance, his paint grows as if there is a spot light lighting the area.


On the other hand, his Art Nouveau is just breath taking; they are so beautiful.

I’m glad that Mom asked me to go with her.