June 6,2006: Evening concert. 2006. Introduction of "TRAUTWEIN" piano.
I headed to Yufuin in response to the good invitation to join an evening concert in the cool breeze.
The rice paddies have already planted the seedlings.
|This was the first visit to Yufuin after a month. Mt. Yufu smiles at me as usual with its gentle slope.|
|The trees in the valley were shining beautifully.|
|Keika-En, or "Firefly Flickering Garden" was the site of the wonderful party. I was recommended to take coll drink first.|
|Good drinks were on the table. I met many good friends.|
|Unusual-shaped container was a chiller.|
|Bottoms up! with a Yufuin Music Festival (YMF) staff.|
|Mr. Michio Kobayashi, one of the world-prominent pianist, and Mr. Kentarou Nakaya, the president of Kamenoi-Besso Hotel.|
|Mr. Shirasawa runs a musical instrument shop in Oita.|
|Ms. Hirano (right) took care of us in last year's trip to Latvia.|
|The shady nook party was really good.|
|Ms. Hamano took care of YMF.|
|Mrs. Kobayashi, Mrs. Nakaya, and other good people enjoyed the party.|
|The purpose of today's party was to introduce a special piano called "TRAUTWEIN." The piano was made in early 1900's and has been stored in Setsuangou guest house for a long time. It was then tuned up recently in commemoration with Mr. Kobayashi's good works and activities in Yufuin. Mr. Nakaya explained the meaning of the party.|
|This is the piano. The program was designed by Mr. Masakuni Kato, the chairman of YMF.|
|The program swelled my chest with an expectation.|
|We had so many "6" letters, 2006, June 6 at 6 in the evening. Mr. Kobayashi started the play.|
|We enjoyed his wonderful art.|
|The program was very popular to us.|
|The piano was very beautiful but it requires careful maintenance.|
|Candle stands on both side of the piano.
I fully enjoyed the party and special piano play this evening.
|We then took dinner.|
|Beautiful dishes of Yufuin valley.|
|"Ochazuke" rice in the end.
After the dinner we were guided to watch the firefly dance in the stream. I was fascinated with the fantastic flickering of the firefly. Thank you very much, my good friends.