Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Lots of good things going on this past weekend.
Kamogawa local girl, Mizue Oguri, surfed her way into the final of the ASP Women's LQS Pro Longboard Event presented by Real B Voice in Nichinan, Miyazaki, Japan, in only her second ever LQS event placing 2nd to Hiroka Yoshikawa. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
The men's title was taken out by Bonga Perkins from Hawaii. (photos from the ASP website)
The All Blacks, lead by captain Richie McCaw, marched through a challenging semi final with Australia, yet again raising the bar, to claim the second finals berth and will play France next Sunday, Oct 23rd. (Video highlights HERE)
And lastly, a student of mine, that attends Kisarazu Sogo High School and is a member of their Taiko drumming club, had a show at a local shrine in Amatsu, near Kamogawa.
I have seen his group playing on a YouTube clip at an event near Mt Fuji (see below) and have wanted to see them play live ever since. The Taiko drums are amazing and the passion and energy that goes into playing them puts tingles down your spine.
My hat goes off to them for their dedication and pursuit of excellence as the show was AMAZING. Here are just a couple of pics I took.
Posted by J