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Takirev’09 – Day 3 (Kyoto)

21st January

We met Nyanco at Osaka station, and took the JR Osaka Loop service to Kyoto station. By then, it was lunch time. And Nyanco’s mom made bento for us! ^^ It’s the first time eating homemade food in Japan and it was oishii~ :D

Lunch brought by Nyanco

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Takirev’09 – Day 2 (Osaka)

20th January

We met Nyanco outside Shin-Kabukiza, and there was the famous kabuki actor’s banner on the building. It looks grand ne~ I was thinking, maybe one day Enbujo can be staged here, and Takki’s onnagata face can be put up instead? Wahahaha… Just some random thoughts. Anyway, today we’ll be visiting some of the places that Takki visited during 8jida J (1998.06.24) and the Dream Boy special in Osaka (2004.04.24).

Shin Kabuki Za Osaka

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Takirev’09 – Day 1 (Singapore – Tokyo – Osaka)

19th January

I travelled alone, took the 6am flight, the only NWA flight to Japan every day, so I’ve to be at the airport at 4am. Only slept for an hour as I couldn’t finish packing lol. My family and my bf sent me off at the airport. The plane ride was fairly smooth, and as the seat beside me was empty, I laid down for a while, though I couldn’t sleep…

Sunrise

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鎌倉と腰越 4/26

I-san and I did a bit of Yoshitsune tour, erm, 6 months ago *lol* I figured, being the huge procrastinator that I am, I’d better write about this before I start on another trip.

Date: April 26, 2008
Venue: Kamakura and Koshigoe, Japan

We bought the Kamakura-Enoshima Free Pass, that would take us from Tokyo to Kamakura, then we would be free to take unlimited rides on the Enoden, and a Shonan Monorail ride back to Tokyo — just what we needed for the day trip. And the pass only costs 1,970 yen :)

Enoshima Free Pass

So, we reached Kamakura station. I like the look of the station, a slightly ancient feel.

Kamakura Eki

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[Report] Takizawa Enbujo’08 – Act 2

…Continued from Act 1

Act 2 – Yoshitsune Tales

Duration: 1hr 15mins.

Gojo Bridge

Benkei (Fujigaya) & Ushiwaka (Takki) were where we left them during the first act. Benkei asked what Ushiwaka was doing in the capital etc, and they started fighting after Benkei found out Ushiwaka wasn’t a girl. Ushiwaka ran to the back of the bridge and did a forward roll under the bridge to the front. They fought a bit more, and Benkei of course lost to the swift Ushiwaka, who pointed the weapon at Benkei, cloth still over his head. He walked away, only to be called by Benkei, and asked for his name. Saburo (Totsuka) told about how he and Benkei became kerais of Ushiwaka (who became Yoshitsune), and Ushiwaka went back up to the bridge, cloth still over his head.

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