First stop Tokyo
What a wonderful opportunity to visit Japan enroute to the Women’s Art for a Better Life exhibition and conference at Taiwan’s Kaoshiung Cultural Centre. My husband Lee Furness wanted to make a film on Taiko drumming and asked me if I would do some of the filming. I’d never been to Japan before so was pleased to take up the opportunity, and pleased to do some filming again.
Tokyo was amazing. Amazing in the sense that there were the bright lights and colourful displays to experience such as at the Robot Café that even on entering had brightly lit mirrors of butterflies and lizards in bright pinks, reds, greens and yellows and that was before the robots arrived. Equally engaging were places of calm such as the Asoka Temple where many stopped to make prayers and to ask a question before shaking a tube of sticks to find a number on the stick that fell. The number was then found on a wall of drawers. The responding numbered drawer contained your answer to the question asked. My answer will apparently come into life in Spring 2017. With so much to process after a full day in Tokyo going back to stay in the lovely Tokyo Dome Hotel with panoramic views across the city of 13.62 million people was very welcome!