JapanZen: HaraSensei Koto

麻績村 Omi Mura, 長野県 Nagano, Japan.  I studied with Nagano city based teacher, Masaki Hara, along with her other students in Omi mura and Nagano shi, from 2008-2010. In preparation for prefecture wide spring concerts in Nagano city and folk sing-alongs in local elderly care homes, each rehearsal ended in tea, village gossip and an assortment of rice balls, pickeled vegetables and seasonal fruits.