Japan is ....
One of the most beautiful places in the world.
I spent way too much money, walked for hours each day, ate way too much food and amazingly enough, didn't really have any Sushi!
A piece of Sashimi every so often but no proper Sushi meal. Tons of Korean Barbecue though.
I had a great time. Met some new friends and one day in Osaka, while leaving a store called Tokyu Hands (they have everything in this store from Jewelry to Belt Sanders) I ran into a close buddy from New York. Alan Childs was over doing a musical. Amazing that in a city of 14 million people I can run into a buddy from NYC.
I think the highlight of the trip - besides playing 10 shows in 5 days - was the party that the fans gave us on the second night in Tokyo.
The Fans always do the sweetest things for us each time we come here. They always present us with gifts, cookies with our pictures on them, letters of support ... but I don't think we were prepared for the event.
There must have been 100 people packed like sardines into a small club in the Akasaka district.
We arrived around 12:30am to applause and camera flashes.
I had gotten a letter a few days before from Yoshino the Woman who arranged everything and I was asked if I might join the band on a few songs. I wound up singing for about an hour with them. The best was their version of 'Communion With The Sun'. What a hoot!
All in all it was the best time I've had in Japan since 1976.
Can't wait to go back.