On Japan’s most southern island, Hakata, is the capitol city Fukuoka.  The IPO has visited many times, but it was once a full days’ travel including a flight.

Monday, we got on the train in Nagoya, and 3-1/2 hours later arrived for the concert; a tunnel now connects the islands. The concert hall was beautiful and sounded excellent.

Adi and Nimrod playing in a great hall!

After the concert it was possible to have a noodle (ronen) soup and Japanese “shipudim”, teriyaki, in outdoor kitchens that line the river.

Tent food Fokuaka

Today the orchestra returns to Nagoya to perform, then immediately afterwards continues to Tokyo by train.