This is me chilling out at ‘Sometime’, a jazz club in Hachi-Oji – cool suburb of Tokyo, late Oct 2010.  So much is encapsulated in this moment. Lunchtime jazz, imaginative sprawls of clairvoyant mental synchronicity riding on the back of effortlessly graceful piano improvisation.  It was an unforgettably dreamy day, filled with strong coffee, laughter, Indian curry, constantly feeling hungry and not wanting it to ever end. Brief interlude, later in Shinjiku – an  African band in the park, more coffee – and a strange, kitsch, Pegasus sculpture in a department store (I dreamt of visiting Japan on a flying horse before I actually did.)

Photo by Haruka Tara Chino.

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