Bandleader Jirō Ōma was 21 years old as he played with the band "Off Course" as a drummer; Shinobu Osawa probably one of the greatest female drummer of our times. She masters the art of drumming and is in deed full of energy and power; Hiroyuki Kurosawa is one of the most excellent Tsugaru-Jamis-players in Japan.
The band Ten Chi Jin was founded in 2003 based on the idea of bringing opposites like light and shadow, yin and yang, peace and harmony into harmony. They are using Western and Japanese instruments fuse them with each other because they use traditional Japanese instruments like the drum and the Tsugaru-Jamis but Percussion is also used here.
The three musicians are giving ancient histories and traditions a new musical expression. It is LIVE MUSIC at it's best because the three are taking inspiration from old folk songs but improvise to follow in their mood. Every concert is certainly different! With their dynamic, rhythmically driven sound they want to represent the great outdoors of their home land and the soul of the people living there.
was jointly organized by the Japanese Consulate General in Munich, the Japan Club of Munich and the German-Japanese Society in Bavaria. Around the Japanese tea house in the English Garden you could find a mix of clubs, cultural and sporting events and theater performances. In short: Everything that has to do with Japan in general and particularly in the Munich area.
Traditional arts such as ikebana, kendo, bonsai, music as well as modern manga culture. Zen groups, imagine that Japanese board games like Go are shown and demonstrated Japanese martial arts. The art of Japanese swords, ceramics, and Shoji was to be seen. It is also offered of course the opportunity to attend a tea ceremony.
The early morning light in July is strong and produces strong colours. The beaches are wide and long, so also during the peak season they are never really crowed despite of thousands of tourists.
The Camargue is located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta. The eastern arm is called the Grand Rhône; the western one is the Petit Rhône.
The Camargue is home to more than 400 species of birds; its brine ponds provide one of the few European habitats for the greater flamingo. The marshes are also a prime habitat for many species of insects, notably (and notoriously) some of the most ferocious mosquito's to be found anywhere in France. It is also famous for the Camargue Bull and the Camargue Horse.
The flora of the Camargue is specially adapted to cope with the saline conditions. Sea lavender and glasswort flourish, along with tamarisks and reeds.
Officially established as a regional park and nature reserve in 1970, the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue covers 820 km² that are some of the wildest and most protected in all of Europe.
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