daughter 娘

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I met Sugiyama san when I’ve moved to NYC year ago. He has a very nice restaurant “
Sugiyama” where he produces a traditional Japanese Kaiseki style dining experience. I always sit at the counter so I can see his cooking and how he presents food to his customer, carefully arranging each pieces so you can appreciate all flavor and texture of food.

His wife and Sugiyama san both share same hometown in Japan with me so we often talk about our hometown, music, and food. He plays drum (R&R), and his daughter plays piano.

I had an opportunity to listen to
her recital yesterday at the Kaufman Center Merkin Concert Hall.

His daughter looks like her parents but plays very different type of music, still nice to know a family who shares the joy of music.

For more photo from her recital, click
here. リサイタルの写真はこちらへ...

杉山さんに初めてお会いしたのはちょうど1年前にNYCに越した時だ。彼のレストラン「Sugiyama」はニューヨークに居て日本の懐石料理が経験出来る貴重な場所、私はいつもカウンターに座り杉山さんが丁寧に一品づつ料理をする姿を楽しませていただく

杉山さんと奥様は共に私と同じ故郷、岡山の方、食事をいただきながら故郷の話、音楽の話、料理の話を楽しませていただく。杉山さんはロックのドラマー、娘さんはピアノ

昨日、その娘さんのリサイタルに伺った

ご両親の面影がある反面、音楽的にはかなり異なるクラッシック、音楽のタイプは異なっても家族で音楽を共有できる事はすばらしい