The packed train.
We found a great little Indian place.
Shinjuku is the futuristic city that Blade Runner was filmed in. Neon signs everywhere!
Today we went for a rehearsal with the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, with whom we will be sharing a concert tomorrow.
Chifuru Matsubara, the conductor of TPC, came to Vancouver 2 years ago as a guest conductor for one of our concerts. It was great to see him again.
We sang 2 joint pieces together, so we sat in mixed formation. It was a little intimidating singing in Japanese with native speakers sitting right beside you, but with our excellent language coaching we were well prepared and held our own.
A great thing about traveling with a group like this is that people split off and do their own thing. People took a boat trip of the city, some went shopping in Shibuya, and some went out in Ginza.
Ladies were off for a night on the town.
Big concert tomorrow!