June 18, 2001: The 27th Yufuin Music Festival kicked off
|The 27th Yufuin Music Festival (YMF) is a
month and so ahead. Today, we have the kick
off meeting in the evening in Yufuin.
A beautiful sunset on the rice paddies nearby. Rice seedlings are planted just a couple of days ago.
|The committee meeting was held at Kotokotoya tea room. I found a lot of beautiful flowers
in the hall.
Ms. Wakako who regularly brings in many flowers to the festival site arranged them.
|The meeting started at 8:00 p.m.
We welcomed some new volunteer members.
|We hope many guests will join us and enjoy the festival. The staff will work hard as usual.|
|The new comers and old members soon got familiar with each other, as they are music and Yufuin lovers.|
|Mr. Masakuni Kato, the general secretariat of YMF, at right, started to explain this time festival by introducing the artists, program, and key points.|
|The male group discuses the preparation of the stage and car arrangement.|
|The female group confirmed the major assignment and checked the number of T-shirts of the year.|
|By checking the color and size, they are quickly sorted into the box. The shirts will be sold at many places such as sight-seeing office and hotels in the town.|
|The posters are also checked carefully.|
|Tonight's work was over. We enjoyed aromatic black tea of Kotokoto-ya. We confirmed the next meeting before breakup.|
|I enjoyed a short chat with the landlady Misako. She introduced her newly opened branch jam factory nearby.|
|She arranged the beautiful flowers in the water basin presented from Wakao today.|
|I got some of the flowers as well. From left,
Misako, Wakako, and Mie. I hope this year
festival will be successful as usual.
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