Well I made it to the city of my first show, Fukuoka, and finally had a horizontal rest last night for nearly 7 hours, felt good. I’m soooo happy I bought this cute little Hewlett Packard netbook. Love it. However, they don’t have any three pronged plugs in my room, so I cannot find a way to recharge it. Maybe I can find a converter plug somewhere today.
Yesterday was truly THE most grueling day ever.Was sleep deprived before I left anyway, and had to get to the airport three hours ahead on Monday. Didn’t get much sleep on the plane, with movies, food serving and such. The pilot said there were unusually strong winds and the plane would arrive in Narita airport in Tokyo late by two hours. Yikes! Had a connecting flight to make.
There was a small sweet girl waiting for me as I unboarded the aircraft which Cliff, my Japan business “partner”, had arranged for. She insisted on carrying my luggage although she was half my size but strong. They actually held up the plane for Fukuoka for two of us who were on the arriving flight. Then another nearly 3 hours of flying on top of the first 14, all this time no sleep, I believe I went nearly 40 hours with no real sleep, just a cat nap or two.
Cliff met me at the Fukuoka airport energetically telling me all about the show set up etc. It’s around 8:30 am here Wednesday morning and 3:30 pm Tuesday in LA. I’ts a gorgeous day here, puffy clouds and warmer than I had expected. I am at the “Richmond Hotel” a simple small business mens hotel with everything in Japanese, naturally. Am looking all over for their phone number, everything is in Kanji.
Daimaru Department Store
My show is at the Daimaru Department Store, which is the typical way Japanese dealers display their artist’s work. They rent the exhibitions floor and this also avails them to the wealthy client list of the dept. store. I like the way everything is so efficient here, everything is thought out, everything runs smooth, no glitches, people are very polite which makes life so delightful. Except they are also very exacting and things must be just so. One cannot make mistakes.
It’s such a beautiful day, in the 70’s, that I think I’ll go for a short walk to get some coffee and breakfast. Hope I find an adapter plug today so can charge my netbook , and keep sending entries for my blog.
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