Impressive Japan-themed flower carpet in Brussels

150 years. That’s how long Japan and Belgium have been in a diplomatic relationship, which is why this year’s bi-annual flower carpet on the Brussels Grand-Place was created with Japan in mind. A sight to behold on a plaza considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

Discovering Koto & Shamisen

…or the sound of birds and dragons. Last Wednesday was a busy day, but in the evening my girlfriend and I finally enjoyed dreaming away at a small, but very professional traditional Japanese music concert with shamisen, koto and Japanese singing. In hindsight, it was wonderful.

Traditional Japanese Music Concert in Brussels

This Wednesday, a traditional Japanese music concert will take place in Brussels, Belgium. I’m very excited for this as I’m doing Japanese Studies and simply out of interest for traditional Japanese music. Admissions are free, but a reservation is required. I’m expecting to see koto, shamisen, maybe also a biwa (lute) or two… But we’ll see! I’ll probably write a short…