Friday, April 28, 2006

And of course, there in the background is our beloved chief director, Mr. Ogawa, proudly observing his charges. Posted by Picasa

Throughout the whole affair, the percussion line keeps the beat going even while the others are turning pages. Posted by Picasa

Meanwhile, Ms. Sato thumps away on her bass (a History copy of a Fender Jazz). (The minstrel is turning greeeeeeeen...) Posted by Picasa

On the other end of the front row are the bass winds: a bass clarinet and two bassoons. Posted by Picasa

So are the brass...and here and there a sax. Posted by Picasa

The clarinets are strutting their stuff. Posted by Picasa

Hmm...the flutes look bored, too. Posted by Picasa

A couple of smiling oboists and bored-looking string players stand by to haul away the gear when it's done. Posted by Picasa well as green leaves and needles. Posted by Picasa

The band is playing under a blue sky, pink flowers... Posted by Picasa

Pianist/flautist/student conductor Chiaki Oshima is at the helm. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Um...this is the staff parking lot. Oh, no! SUGI!!!!! [achoo!] Posted by Picasa

Here's a closeup of one of the flowerbeds along the side of the road. Posted by Picasa

Looking up the hill toward the staff entrance. Posted by Picasa

There are all kinds of colors in this campus. Posted by Picasa

The road to the various parking lots is lined with flowers and flowering trees. Posted by Picasa

Looking toward the roundabout and the main building. Posted by Picasa

Looking toward the main gate into the Seishin campus. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Now here we are striking a relaxed pose in front of what will be the extension to our bathroom. Why does he have carrots??!? Posted by Picasa

Speaking of which, here are Uncle Shigeru and myself posing after finishing the base foundation. We've only just begun... Posted by Picasa

The first stage of the new extension to the front of our house. Digging the trench was plenty of work. Making, hauling, and pouring the cement was MUCH worse. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 02, 2006

And now here's the big kindergarten graduate posing with his new elementary school bag! Ooh, aah! Fanfare, puh-LEEEEEZE!!!!! Posted by Picasa

Here's my son with his "gang". Hmm...the future of Japan? Posted by Picasa

*whew*  Posted by Picasa

Oh, son has lost his head!!!!!! WHAT HAVE THEY DONE???!?!? Posted by Picasa