How did it become June, when the last time I posted to this blog appears to have been from Hawaii, in January? Time rushes past. And Twitter diverts attention from the blog; and I am working hard on new book, and I have been in the Far East, and then I was sick.....and Excuses, all of them.
I did go, in April, to Japan, and briefly to Korea. It was a nostalgia trip, returning to the places where I had lived in the late 40's, as a child. Of course Tokyo Then and Tokyo Now are two very different places. But it was fun to go back, and I went to places I had never been before—Sado Island, the place where the famous Koto drummers of Japan live and train—was the most fascinating.
Well, maybe the most. Also quite astounding was the incredible museum designed by I.M. Pei, in the mountains near Kyoto. And I was there in April when the cherry blossoms were in bloom.