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Join My Adventures in Japan

It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on this, but I’ve finally resumed working on A Taste of Japan. It’s a video series that I started last year, and then intended on doing for every place that I went with my sister when she visited us in Japan. However, I only did six videos, got to a video that turned out to have many parts to be edited together, and stopped.

Well, that intimidating video has been done. It wasn’t actually difficult to do! I enjoyed editing the video! I posted it on my main channel, and here it is:

I absolutely love Enoshima. It’s a place I’ve been to a few times, though most of the time, I stayed on the mainland. Although it’s a bit long, I encourage you to watch it. There are a lot of interesting things to see there, as well as many beautiful views. I’ll be doing a new video in this series every week. Next week is Enoshima Aquarium.

Let me know what you thought in the comments section below.

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World Festa Yokohama 2015

Today, my sister and I went to the World Festa Yokohama 2015. It was held at Zou no Hana Park (Elephant’s Trunk Park), which is the location of the opening of Yokohama port to the world. It wasn’t a big festival, and there was some interesting food to be eaten, but it seemed to be more of a festival run by non-profit organisations and charities, rather than an actual international cultural festival. I took a quick video about it.

Not my best video by a long shot. The closing message was from my sister, whose voice was barely audible. Oh well, I don’t think I’ll use that clip for the next video. Enjoy the video anyway. And of course, subscribe to my channel!

Six Months Until Canada, but I Have a Regret

It’s only six months to go until we’re in Canada, as I’ve mentioned before. And here is the video I promised.

I didn’t go into detail about the plans, but I’ll mention a few things I have planned for the channel.

First is lots of videos about Japan. I’ll be doing A Taste of Japan about different places, and I’ll be doing Life in Japan, answering questions I received on this blog. I also have some immigration videos I’d like to make.

After going to Canada, I’ll make some videos about the places we visit when we first arrive. I’ll also talk about reverse culture shock as it happens, if it happens. I’m probably not looking forward to that experience.

Is there anything else you’d like to see videos about? Let me know in the comments below.

The Always Energetic Yosakoi Festival

Last weekend, during my lunch break, I was able to go to the Ranbu Yosakoi Festival in Sagamihara, Kanagawa. Yosakoi is a type of dance that began in Kochi City in 1954 as a modern alternative to the more traditional Odori dance. This festival is held every year in September. They make plenty of noise! A lot of the music used is quite modern, and the dances are always very energetic. Very fun and uplifting.

In case you’re wondering, yes, I did take a video. And here it is. This is episode 2 of A Taste of Japan. Be sure to watch all the way through, because I have a full performance in this video.

Interested in seeing more? I’ll have a lot more Japan videos coming in the near future, and lots from famous tourist sites in Japan in October. So, please subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more.

What did you think of this video? Let me know in the comments below.

A Local Japanese Festival

At the shrine near my home, there’s an annual festival in September that features local dance clubs, cheerleading clubs, a taiko drum club, and singers. In the past, there’ve been professional enka singers, but not this year. I took a few videos, and now, my new series on YouTube has begun.

Here is episode 1 of A Taste of Japan.

I used Windows Movie Maker, as it appeared the other video editor I was using has informed me I must now buy it. I get roughly the same result with WMM, though.

If you have any comments or questions, you know what to do. Oh, and subscribe to my YouTube channel already!