Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snow Lion Japan tour pt3: Kyoto/Osaka

On the drive to Kyoto, Tenzin came up with a beautiful melody for a new song, "Snow Lion" - look out for that on the next Tibet2Timbuk2 album.

Our tour sponsors Perfect Potion organised a beautiful concert for us at Taizo-in temple in west Kyoto. The monks served frothy macha tea to all the guests in a tea room next to a really wonderful garden, and then Tenzin, Taro and I played some really beautiful music in the temple's main room. It's been my dream for many years to have Tenzin performing in a Kyoto temple, so many thanks to Perfect Potion for making that possible.

We had a few days free in Kyoto including a walk over Mt Kurama and hot spring bath in Kurama Onsen in the north of Kyoto.

After these restful few days we had a concert in Chakra, Osaka. Chakra is a big centre for the Tibetan independence movement in Japan. Yuki opened our concert with some Sanskrit mantras.

I've created a facebook album with all the photos from this tour, including a few not on this blog.

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