Tue, 14 September 2010
August was a month of goodbyes and hellos. Episode 33 of The Japanofiles Podcast begins with a farewell event at Studio Sonic. Next is a conversation with a recent visitor to Matsumoto, Matthew O'Neill. Matthew is a musician who spent a month in Matsumoto participating in the Saito Kinen Festival. The final segment is a chat with Peter, another recent visitor to Japan.
Key Words: music events; podcast about events in Matsumoto, Japan; Nagano Prefecture; Saito Kinen Music Festival; visitors to Matsumoto; Japan-related conversation; podcasting
Tue, 31 August 2010
After discussing the Obon Festival, Dave visits the Bon Odori dancing in his neighborhood. He then introduces Matsumoto Bon Bon and talks with some of the participants. The second half of the podcast features a discussion with Jesse Holyoak, who came to Matsumoto to be an exchange student at Shinshu University.
Key Words: Japanese festivals; Matsumoto festivals; traditional dancing; podcast discussion; Japan podcast about life in Japan; Nagano Prefecture