Good evening from Tokyo under the third time state of emergency.
Following the relaxation of restrictions on events in Tokyo, the world of concerts, which had been closed until a few days ago, began to move again. Orchestras will give concerts. Now, conductors Jonathan Nott and Andrea Battistoni are in Japan. Nott will conduct the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Battistoni will conduct the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. They entered Japan with special permission. However, the situation changes from day to day, so it is not certain until the curtains really rise whether these concerts will be actually held.
The cultural facilities managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will still be closed. The national cultural facilities will be open, however, today the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has requested the Agency for Cultural Affairs to continue the closure of them. There is a lot of confusion in all areas. (The biggest confusing thing in Japan now is making the appointment of the vaccination for the elderly people, but the story is too complicated and I don’t like to write about it in this diary.)
In the early evening today I went for a walk in my neighbourhood park which has rose gardens after a long time. It was a clear, cloudless, hot day today, with the feeling of summer. The roses were in full bloom in the sunlight and they were smiling against the sky. People walking around were taking many photos of them. I took lots, too. From tomorrow, the weather in Japan is expected to break and it will be like the rainy season. I hope the flowers will not rush to fall.
I can’t send you the fragrance of the roses, but I can share the bright colours of the roses. Please enjoy them.
Good night. Have a good dream.
Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy 😊😷🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖
10 May 2021 #tokyo #japan