There is such a feeling of anticipation on New Year's Eve in Japan. Something is coming. The minutes seem to be counting down from the middle of the afternoon, the seconds begin somewhere in mid-evening. It's coming. And it came. Towards the end of a perfectly timed concert of arias from all the past years of HPAC, after a song featuring Sado-san playing pianoca, the New Year fell upon us with shiny streamers and balloons which threatened to attack us during Pomp and Circumstance. We concluded with Radetzky March with the Tiger's theme song in the middle of it. And now it's 2015.
Happy New Year's from Japan!