Like mysterious thief...笑 There are many mask shops in Venice!
I wore Furisode for Seijin shiki. It is the most formal kimono for single women, and made of very fine, brightly colored silk. Furisode are distinguishable by their long sleeves, and the name literally translates as swinging (furi) sleeves (sode) - these sleeves average between 39 and 42 inches in length.
Seijin shiki (成人式) is the Japanese coming-of-age ceremony. It is held annually on Coming-of-Age Day (成人の日, seijin no hi), the second Monday in January. Maybe you think why did I wear Furisode in September!? If I wear Furisode on Coming-of-Age Day and go to Photo studio,I can't get memorial pictures because Photo studio is very crowded that day!That is the reason why I wore it in summer.
Anyway Kimono is sooo tight^^;but it is beautiful and vivid.I like Kimono:)
I went to a piano concert.I heard a lot of wonderful piano music!A man in the picture is Ryoma Takagi.He is a great pianist.In this concert he played Chopin"Ballade"No.1Op.23,"Revolutionary"Op.10,and Liszt"Tarantella"(Venezia e Napoli,S.162-no.3)Chopin"Ballade"No.1 is one of the most favorite piano music!I was impressed.
Ryoma Takagi was born at Chiba City in Japan at 13, November 1992. He got first elementary education of absolute pitch and the others musical training from his mother from when he was 2 years old, and he was started to study piano performing at 5 years old. On account of that he was excellence in the music classroom which his parents manages, he was taking lesson in real earnest from Professor Elena Ashkenazy of the former teacher of his mother from 7 years old to up to the present. The first prize winner in 2000 at "Chiba Music Competition" under 7 years category, and in 2001 at "Japan TCHAIKOVSKY Competition" under 11 years category. The second place in 2002 at "A.D.ARTOBOLEVSKAYA Open Moscow for the young pianists" under 10 years category.
In August 2003, he participated in "Summer Music Festival at Burg Feistritz" in Austria. Schumann "Abegg-Variation" which was played here got the highest praise from Professor Ilya Grubert who is violin performing artist and professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory and first prize winner of the PAGANINI and the TCHAIKOVSKY Competitions (1978). In November 2003 he got first prize winner at "G. NEUHAUS Festival of Young Pianists in Moscow" junior category (under 12 years). In this time he was invited concert by Professor Albert Tarakanov and Professor Valery Voskoboynikov who were the jury of this Competition.