"Compagna tua, compagna m 'avrai"
Truly I'll prove to you a companion

Our time at the Villaggio Italia is coming to an end…

Well, we are nearing the end of our time at the Villaggio Italia and are getting ready for yet more adventures in Japan.  We are continually amazed at how gracious people are here.  Everyone has been extremely nice to us and it seams that everyone we meet has gifts for us.  Fortunately, we brought gifts from the U.S. for the many wonderful friends we’ve made here.  Last week a very talented violinist joined us for a few performances.  We had a really nice time performing with her.

We also had a very nice surprise this week.  Our good friend, Chen Feng flew from Taiwan to visit us.  We went to graduate school with Chen at the New England Conservatory, and she played piano for us when we first started performing together.  We are so happy to have her visit us, and we are even happier that she will be joining us on our journey to Tokyo tomorrow!  Speaking of which, tomorrow marks the beginning of the “vacation” portion of our trip to Japan.  Our first stop is Tokyo, then we are off to Kyoto, and then back to Nagoya.  We can hardly wait and we hope to bring you more reports from our travels.

Finally, check out some of the pictures we’ve added below.  We tried to post them with their corresponding blog entry.  The picture below is of the canal at the Villaggio Italia here in Nagoya.

- Nova, Susanna & Shinobu