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    • Emms
      Thank you for the link. While the visual was typical for the ‘nose bleed’ seats, it was the audio that was extremely weak… I don’t know much about videography, except to use a tripod, slow pans and zooms. It also was a very good indicator of which wind clubs are simply the best. I’m not sure who the first group was, but their marching, turns, diagonals and counter march were absolutely perfect. They had a great sound and played the ‘National Emblem’ march as perfect as it could be. As was Seika and Tamana. Izumo was just a tweak under winning Gold, but the quality of these wind clubs is obvious, they are the best. Perhaps in a few weeks we’ll get the National Television Network videos, with on the floor cams, quality audio, and close ups. Thanks again.

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  1. I have never seen a band like yours before. I found the band on YouTube. I found several videos of your band. The best one were the 2018 Pasadena blandest and the videos 9f the rose parade. I can’t describe how wonderful your experience must have been. I can’t stop watching your videos nor do I want to. The girl with the prosthetic leg was amazing. She seemed to be humble and a sweet person. She is very cute also. There are no adequate words to describe how much I was impressed with your band’s performance and awesome talent and energy. The level of perfection everyone gas in the band is equal to college level ir even professional level of excellence.

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  2. Paul….. I think Peter is correct. According to Google Map Momoyama-Minamiguchi Station on the Uji Line, seems to be the closest. So students would have to walk up a hill to get to the school. tachibana tension

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    • DET
      I don’t doubt it… all I did was “google” the rail line and station, I did a little ‘cut & paste’….that’s what you see.

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      • Hi Radu-san and DET-san – when I was in Nihon this year, I found a couple of Google phone apps to be extremely valuable. The Google map app not only provides schedules for the various means of public transportation, but which platform to stand and cost. The other app that I found invaluable was Google Translate with bidirectional translations, camera translations (great for shopping and dining), with audio. Getting around Nihon and dining/shopping is not difficult if you’re in an urban area. I spent too much okane ($$$) hehe.

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        • RX Bruin-san…. arigatou, I have been using google map on a desk top computer, and it just looks so difficult to get around in Kyoto. It would be my luck to get on a train, like the Keihan line, and can’t get off. Get on as a young man, and after 20 years exiting the train as an old man. Hey, that would make a great commercial .Spending of yen or dollars would be my problem also. This must be a regular trip for KT students in the morning, and late in the afternoon. tachibana tension

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          • Det-san , I recommend using Google earth on a desk top .You can enter Street view and walk the streets of Kyoto like a regular tourist!

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      • Thank you for the information, I will try it. I usually write most of my comments on an old desk top computer, which work very good with small tasks.

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  3. Radu Petrache: I forget to add that at Gion Shijo Station, Keihan line, there’s a Starbucks Coffee shop. I ready to jump on line just for the Starbucks. This might be why KT band members like using the Keihan line. hahaha

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  4. DADDY RICK : Jiko, what’s your favorite Disney song performed by Tachibana…and why?
    FUJIKO : “Following the Leader”, dad…because you’re my leader and I want to follow you.

    DADDY RICK : Very good, Jiko. Now Mariko, how about you?
    MARIKO : “Part of Your World”, daddy…’coz I want to be part of Tachibana when I grow up.

    DADDY RICK : Nice, baby girl…how about you Yoshi-kun, my son?
    YAHIKO : “Someday. My Prince Will Come”, daddy…

    DADDY RICK : That’s enough, Yoshi…I heard enough.
    YAHIKO : But dad, I still have to say why I like that song…
    DADDY RICK : Shut up, junior…I don’t wanna hear it!

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  5. Essay On My Father
    submitted by : Fujiko H. Coniglieri
    class adviser : Ms Niigata

    MY DADDY IS A ROCKSTAR

    My dad is the coolest dad in the world and the most good-looking (even my classmates has a crush on him).
    He’s a rockstar. He loves to perform in front of people.
    I love his fabulous costumes and blonde hairdos.
    Everybody screams when he starts singing and playing, except mom who doesn’t like it when girls surround him like crazy.
    My dad has been around the world and has many famous celebrity friends.
    Someday I want to be like him, just having fun and endless adventures.
    There’s one thing about my dad I find funny, though.
    Of all the many costumes he wear on stage, he seems to love the KT orange mini-skirt most of all.
    According to mom, dad is a tweep.
    Wonder what it means.

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  6. Hi everyone,

    I know it’s quite late to be posting the Osaka castle video, but I just want to share my thoughts about the audio in this video (which I think is really good), and ask your opinion about it. When I’m watching KT videos, I sometimes close my eyes and imagine that I was actually there listening to the band. This video however, makes that experience feels more realistic. When I compare it with videos from other, more familiar videographers like st.taketo or voldnuit (which also have really good sound quality), they don’t feel as “real” as this one. All the other videos made by this videographer have the same sound characteristics as well.

    I know nothing about videography or audiography. If you are someone who have experience in the area, could you tell me if there really is a difference in the sound characteristic – what is causing it and how – is it because different quality of audio recording device, or different editing techniques – or perhaps there is no difference and it was all just in my head – I’d really like to know. But if you’re not that’s fine too, I would still like to know your opinion. Feel free to comment 🙂

    By the way, I’m using headphones/earphones when watching the videos, so might be a contributing factor to the experience that I’m having.

    Many thanks! Tachibana tension!

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    • Toto-san… I also,sometimes, use headphones to listen to KT’s audio. I have a SONY MDR-ZX110NC (Noise Canceling Headphones), and use them, especially when watching, or listening to KT videos. I like to use headphone when watching, and listening to the 2018 Rose Parade, concert, or Band Fest. With headphones, I can understand why the crowds are applauding and going wild. What I found is that my headphones takes away room noise. Listening to the audio with headphones is a whole different world. The headphones separate each section. I can hear the saxophone section, trumpet, or percussion section individually. The only drawback, using headphones, is in that I can detect any errors or wrong notes played. Of course, I did not hear of any errors. I usually use headphones each time I watch or listen to KT videos.
      In my opinion, which is worth about 5 wooden nickles or Yens, the quality of the sound is the type of recording device, and where it is placed, in front or behind the band. Outside recordings would not have an echo, like in a gym. If you watch the 2015 video. before the AJMC some of the comments by KT members was about the echo or playback inside the convention hall. You are now totally confused after my comment. tachibana tension

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      • Arigatou DET-san,

        Yes Dennis-san said it could be recorded using a certain smartphone device, which explains the unbalanced audio and I also noticed some noise as well. And I totally understand what you meant with the 2015 video, I’ve watched that video probably a hundred times already 😀

        By the way, I sometime have this issue where I could not post comment in this blog. It doesn’t say any error or anything, the post just doesn’t show. And when I post the comment again (copy and paste), it says “It looks like you’ve already said the same thing”. I wonder if this is a bug with wordpress, or perhaps an issue on my end?

        Tachibana tension!

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        • Toto-san… konnichiwa…. you must be using an iphone. I have an account with Word Press. com, and i have no problems, only if I forget to type my e-mail address and DET, If I forget to type email or DET it will transfer as anonymous. If this happens, the comment goes into a special file where it is read, and then released, or not. I do not cut, and paste my comments.. I don’t know if that will solve your problem. tachibana tension

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          • Ohayou gozaimasu DET-san. No I use computer browser, but at times use my android phone. I noticed the issue only happens when I use computer browser (such as chrome). I always log in to my wordpress account before posting comments, however the issue still happens at times. Wondering if anyone else experience this as well?
            Agatte kita!

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          • Toto-san…. Strange, I use chrome, but have had no problem. This is what I do, (1) I type my comment . (2) Then I type in my email, and name, if it isn’t listed, (3) then click the 2 boxs “Notify me…….”, (4) I click Post Comment below. Sometime, I have to put in my World Press password. Agatte Rita or Tachibana Rising

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    • I’m afraid but this video was taken by phone indeed and the audio too and that’s why sounds unbalanced sometime and only some of specific instrument’s sounds well than others… I hear overall sounds with like too much high note lack of base sound and that’s why you could’ve feeling sounds good but still it feels me no more and no less phone video itself…

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      • Now that you mentioned it, the audio does seem unbalanced at times, whereas the one from st.taketo or voldnuit video is steady for the entire duration. I guess it’s just my personal experience then, somehow the combination of the high notes, base sound and the unbalance created the sensation of “realistic” for my ear.
        Arigatou Dennis-san 🙂

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    • Toto
      There is no one reason why you enjoy this audio track over others. It could be, and probably is a multitude of reasons and answers to you question. The best way to think about it is…..the better the equipment that’s being used, the better the end product. On your part….make the investment and get the best pair of headphones you can afford. I have Bose Noise-cancelling headphones….plus I keep the audio settings on my computer in a neutral position, hopefully YouTube does the same… not too much base or treble. My advice would be to compliment the videographer, let them know your thoughts, and follow their work.

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      • Arigatou Paul-san,
        Yes I guess it’s just my personal experience, Dennis-san and DET-san also gave some good opinion on the matter. I am now interested in the noise-cancelling headphone you mentioned earlier. Guess I now know what to ask Santa for Christmas! Oh and I’ve added compliments to the videographer, hopefully they understand English or the google translate doesn’t screw up.

        Tachibana tension!

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  7. national gold award 2015 with English sub titles. Someone had said ” I wish I knew what they were saying” so here it is after popping up in my feed. Its great to see all the faces of the OG/Obs and how hard they worked for the prize.

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    • Thank you for this video. And to listen to here what they was saying in English. Also how much dm is so caring they do so much for them make sure they are not nervous and put them at ease

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        • Rich Neumann-san… This video was recorded August 2017. It appears to be very hot, because everyone was sweating and using hand towels. I am happy to see this video again, because it has a lot of our very familiar members. If you watch the 2018 Rose Parade,you can recognize all of these faces. The flute player(Hitomi), the DM, Chippi, the two male trumpet players, etc. Tanaka-sensei retired(?)march 31, 2018. a tomodachi.

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          • Regarding the question of Tippi vs Chippi, I just wanted to point out (in case anyone is interested) that the original Japanese spelling uses Katakana-letters as folllows: チッピ. The first letter translates to ‘Chi’ the last letter translates to ‘Pi’ and the middle letter serves to indicate that the p is a double consonant. Hence the litteral translation is “Chippi”.

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          • Lars-san…. arigatou. Thank you for the Katakana characters for the Japanese translation of “Tippi”. I had always used these letters, until someone told me the correct Japanese translation was “Chippi”. To change the subject,
            do you know that there is a Starbucks Coffee Shop at the Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan line. The Keihan line must have a lot of riders, especially at Gion Shijo Station. hahaha

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          • Radu Petrache
            Actually…her nick is Chippi. It’s a long convoluted story, about a printers error, and getting names transposed. While most of us refer to her as Tippi, the given “nick name” is Chippi.

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          • Hi Paul/Radu…… I quess both names are correct. We went years calling her Tippi, then learnt that her nick was Chippi. Anyway, I was reviewing some old video of a TV interview with some KT Wind Club members on their way to the train station. I noticed that the train station was the Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. Is this station in Kyoto, or Osaka? I tried Google Map but was unable to find it. Although this is not that important, it’s just a curiosity.
            tachibana tension

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          • Paul/Radu….. Paul is correct, but I guess both names are used. I was reviewing a TV interview with KT Wind Club, and I noticed that they were headed to a train station., The name of the station was “Hankyu Kawaramachi. Just for my curiosity, is this station in Osaka, or Kyoto? I think it is Kyoto. tachibana tension

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          • It,s in Kyoto , smack dab in the center.Actually it is called Shijo-Kawaramachi .It is on the Hankyo- Kyoto line an I have seen KT students changing trains ar this station. They are coming on the Keihan line from Momoyama to Gion and then they cross the Kamo river to take the Hankyo line to Shijo-Kawaramachi. I have seen them a few times usually arround 7 pm.

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          • Hi Radu…..Thank you for your reply. There are so many train lines in Kyoto. The Keihan line must run in front or close to Tachibana SHS. I did not think Kyoto was as big as it was until I brought it up on google map. I will try google map again and trace the Keihan line to find the Kawaramachi station. Thanks again.

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          • Keihan line is not quite close to KT. And there is no Kawaramachi station on Keihan line .The station coresponding to Kawaramachi ( on Hankyo) is Gion Shijo. The closest line to KT is JR Nara line .I asume there are quite a number of KT students using it .The end station is at Kyoto Station.Actually JR Nara line is passing by KT and
            you can see them in the school yard.

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          • Kyoto is about1.5 Million inhabitants but tourists ca easily double even triple the number.No joke ! few years ago Kyoto has known a record number of visitors in one year : 56 Million.No! no mistake.

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          • Radu Petrache
            56 million is a lot, and I complain about 2500 people in my home town. I did find Hankyu Kawaramachi on the Keihan line, and it is a long way from KT SHS. With all the train lines, how do one knows which one to get on, without getting lost or on the wrong train. It would be my luck, to get on the wrong train, and after 20 years still going around and around unable to get off. Thanks for your information.

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          • Trust me , you would have no problems to use the public transport in Japan ,wether is subway, bus , train etc. It is all exceptionally organised and you do not need to know any japanese to figure it out .You only need to know in advance what you want and where you need to go. I want to give just an example : I bought Shinkansen tickets online in advance and they just send them to my hotel where I needed them wether it was Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka.

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          • Anonymous & DET
            Hankyu Kyoto-kawaramachi Station is located in central Kyoto at the intersection of Shijo-dori and Kawaramachi-dori. Tourists can visit the famous sightseeing …Heian Jingu Shrine. Address: Okazaki Nishitenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City. Hours: Visit to the premises 6:00 to 18:00 (varies by season)
            I was also under the impression, certainly nothing I can personally verify…..that there is or was, a train station just south of the campus, I’ve seen still photo’s of students walking up the hill, in school uniform, with back packs, after debarking the train. It “might be” cuz, I really don’t know…. a private line or local shuttle.

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          • Hi Paul. The closest station is Momoyama- Minamiguchi Station. Lies along the Keihan-uji line. The Nara line is the one that passes just outside the school grounds, but it has no station near the school. But you get a nice view of the school when you pass. I went by there two years ago. 😊

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          • Hi Peter….. I just found the Nara Line on google map, and it runs close to the school. Momoyama station seem to be the closest station to the school.

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          • Hi Paul. my tomodachi…. I did find Hankyu Kawaramachi on the Keihan line.. From the TV interview this was the train station. The Nara line goes in front of the school. There might be a closer station, but I could not find it on Google Map. I did not realize how many train lines there were in Kyoto. tachibana tension or my 5 wooden nickles

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