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Welcome to Japan

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And so the Japanese tour is well and truly underway. Riverdance are back in Japan after seven years and are thoroughly enjoying it so far. This amazing country has so much to offer; we are very excited to be touring it for the whole month of April as we are constantly being blown away by it’s fascinating culture, landmarks, skyline, etc.

The Japanese audience are so warm and welcoming- they absolutely love it!

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We have done a lot of exploring the past week in Tokyo. Our timing was actually perfect on arriving to Japan as we got to experience the beauty of the cherry blossom season. Many people come to visit Japan in the spring to witness this. It only lasts for a week or two; with the weather being so nice on the day off few of the cast spent some time at Shinjuku park soaking up the sun and taking in this natural beauty.

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Others took in the phenomenal sites from the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Observatory Building which has a spectacular panoramic view.

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However the most memorable experience here so far has to have been seeing a show in the Robot restaurant in Shinjiku. We witnessed what can only be described as the most bizarre, mind blowing, peculiar but strangely enjoyable show performed by the Japanese. Ciara Sexton describes the show as “A true spectacle, Japanese style”

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We have a busy weekend of shows ahead of us here in the Orb theatre in Tokyo. Check us out on Facebook and twitter @Riverdance for more up to date info on what the Moy Company are getting up to on stage and off.

Highlight of the week:

 Julia Gatts: “Going to a Japanese baseball game with my parents because it was really interesting seeing how differently the fans react here compared to those at home.”

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Until Next time,

Ellen

 

4 comments
Shimizu Rena
April 10, 2015

I watched Heartbeet of Home about one year ago at Canada,and I have been a fan since then,so it is so happy for me to be able to watch riverdance.
I enjoyed watching riverdance on this Thursday.I want to watch again.Thank you.enjoy Japan!

Mayumi Osawa
April 11, 2015

I am glad to hear that you have been enjoying in Japan so far, although it has been cold and rainy this week. It seemed to be back to winter, but it will be warm again next week.

You will be visiting to Toyama next weekend after the show in Tokyo. Toyama is one of my favorite area due to beautiful mountains view. If you have a chance to visit peak of the Tateyamas, you could see a huge snow wall. ( http://www.alpen-route.com/en/)

I watched your show last night, April 10th, and it was so great. This is the fifth time to watch the show in my life. It was seven years ago when I watched it last time, as you know. Therefore, I am so happy that you have been back to Japan again now. I caught my eye the dance, “Thunderstorm, ladies version”, especially. Every casts showed us big smiles and perfect performances.

When I watched a show for the first time in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, and I became a faithful fan after that.

I hope that every casts and staff could continuously enjoy in Japan.

Tim
April 11, 2015

Great, hope you all enjoyed it and also the baseball! Cheers from Dublin. Tim

knot@tokyo
April 12, 2015

I just enjoyed your fantastic dance performance tonight. Thank you so much for coming back to Japan! We all have awaited for you this seven years.

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