There were many emotional moments as I listened to the speech of few survivors. A short film (real video footage of Tsunami) was played as well which completely broke my heart. There was a scene where an old man was ambling on the road, trying to flee as a huge snaking wave of flood was chasing him. The scene moved and now I don’t know if the man survived. The film was followed by Pop song performance, choir , traditional Japanese dance, but my favourite was the Japanese Drums. Graham Hilgendorf and Masae Isegawa and their group called Yu Ni On completely blew me away. I could hardly take my eyes off Masae Isegawa. Her hand movements were so quick and accurate.
In between watching the show and wiping tears, we walked to the food festival happening nearby and tried some African Fataya.
More food followed once the show was over. I binged at Chat Thai while waiting for the Ferry to return back to the city. 😛
We had some interesting talk on some random topics as we sailed back to the city – Otori Book series, women in Korea, why Japanese girls are slimmer, discrimination based on skin color, sister’s boyfriend, rampant plastic surgery and Food 😀