Background Photographs shown in Online Classes This Week (3rd W)

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Agano River and part of Gozu Mountain Range: Spring in 2017

 

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White Plum flowers on Sumaura Sanjo Yuen in Kobe:

 

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Akashi Park in Hyogo Prefecture: Spring in 2015

 

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Mountain Kimpoku of Sado Island: Spring in 2018

 

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Red Plum flowers on Sumaura Sanjo Yuen in Kobe:

 

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Narcissus, or Jonquil? on Awaji Island in spring of 2015

Train Ride under the Dark Sky

It was a day for me to get on a local train.

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I had to go to four city halls to collect documents of family record for a person who passed away recently. It is the time that anything can be done online, but many systems in Japan are such out of date that require people wasting much time.

 

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The top of Mountain Suganadake is hidden by the dark cloud.

 

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The train went east toward Fukushima along Agano River.

 

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I got of the train. Fukushima was still very much far. There were a few passengers getting of the train with me.

 

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The office was at 10 minutes walk distance from railway station.

 

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Just after 1 p.m. I went back the station. There were not many things even in front of the railway station because this was a rural area.

 

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Actually I had to wait in the station for two hours. No one was there.

 

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View from the train window. A highway running along Agano River was protected by concrete roof.

 

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It was dark but not in the night. The train was running through a tunnel.

 

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I had to still visit one more city hall at the time when I took this photo. This train trip was not an excursion for leisure. I was just moving under the dark winter sky in Niigata, JAPAN.

LQ Laoshi Plays BACH on Electric Bass

J. S. Bach, Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.3, Prelude on Electric Bass (4.22MB)

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I know that my playing is slow and technically poor, but this is a kind of mourning for the deceased.

The original is Key-C, but I play in Key-A so that I can play with a four-string bass.

Bass:SR500 by Ibanez

Strings:D’Addario, Extra-Light of Balanced Tension

Amplifier:  Not a Bass Amplifier, but a cheap audio Amp.

I edited the recording around 2:24 because I made a mistake.

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I have got things to do in Kanto Plain. So I decided to travel to Kanto region for several days. I got on a local train first to head Niigata.

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When the local train crossed a river, I saw Gozu Mountains that had got some new snow. It was dark. Yes winter days in Niigata are always under the dark clouds.

 

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I took a Shinkansen, or Bullet train in Niigata.

 

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Less than two hours, you can get under the clear blue sky in the Kanto Plain. There are lots of unequal things in this world, you know. People in Kanto can enjoy this fine weather in winter, while people in Niigata have to live under the dark clouds with wet, chilly, and snowy weather.