20 January 2014========
I played shows with the interesting pianist Takeo Toyama in Kobe, 2012 and in Osaka, 2013. His music comes across like happy dreams, with dark undercurrents. They have soul and they are fun. Like windup music boxes you find in your grandma's cupboard.
He took the shot (at the top) of Onomichi – where he lives in Southern Japan, down Hiroshima way. There’s an ace bike ride you can do from Onomichi to Imabari, and back called the Shimanami Kaido. You must cycle this path!