A visit to the place where the Kodo drummers live and work. Pictures 1-3 by me, 4-5 by The BBG.
If you wanted to know what was going on in the world around you, would you trust a show called BS News?
Late night boogying after a Shiroyama concert. First photo by me, rest by The BBG.
The fringe concerts at Earth Celebration are free public affairs, which is why we've got lots of pictures and video of them. The main events of the festival, however, are the three big concerts at Shiroyama Park, which are paid ticketed gigs where you're not allowed to take pictures. But here's a sneaky snap of some of the audience.
First picture of the brewery itself by The BBG: second picture of one of its products by me. Robert de Niro is a big fan of Hokusetsu sake, hence the photo of his obviously drunk face on the front of the bottle.
The organisers of Earth Celebration, Kodo, performing at a free bayside open-air gig with members of the PAL Jazz Dance Studio. Photos by The BBG.
I'm prepared to accept that the first one may be some sort of mistake. The BBG took the one of the Hello Kitty green tea.
For a change, some audience participation at the Earth Celebration fringe: a workshop where the whole audience is given a drum each and we get to play for ourselves.