Lorenzo Pirisino

Sunday 30th October 2005 – Old friends and new trends

Posted on 2005/10/30 13:51:26 (October 2005).

Today it was quite a gloomy day, I woke up around 8 because I wanted to meet John who was leaving for Seattle to do his 3 weeks induction course for his new company.

It was great to see him again, even if it was for a short spell, it seemed like we had so much to talk about, time literally flew and off he went for the US.
We had a coffee near Shinjuku station and then he took the train to Narita.It's a shame I couldn't go to see him off at the platform, but I had to meet up with Carmine back at the hotel to go to Mejii Jingu, the biggest shrine in Tokyo, to show him some aspects of Japanese culture and to pray a little as I always do when I come to Japan.

Yes even if I do not believe in God, I believe that there is something, for me it doesn't have a name but this shrine seems one of the best places to get in touch with him/her/it. I am a bit of a strange person when it comes to beliefs, certainly I despise anything that has to do with religions as an institution, though I like and accepts many of the things that several religions want to convey.
I think of it of a more personal relationship with God, that cannot be channelled through fixed rituals, it has to be spontaneous...
After the visit we then moved to the fair hall, where we joined with the agent Kutsunigi san and Keiko. It is great to see them they are really great people and very goo friends before being marvellous business partners.
We then went back to the hotel, me and Carmine decided to have a look around the major shops so that Carmine could do a bit of research on his line of products, it was very interesting to see things under a designer point of view.
In the evening we ate one of the best kushiage I have ever had (kushiage being a series of morsels of different edibles, raging from vegetables to cheese, fish and meat, put on a stick and deep fried).
All in all a good day, getting ready for the fair, which is not going to be easy as the collection had a very nasty reaction from our clients and it'll be hard to convince people to take a look at it again (not to speak about ordering something!!!)...

Comment 1

In bocca luppo per la mostra. Almeno non sei da solo. Puoi sempre piangere sulla spalla di Carmine se i clienti vi sputano in faccia. (Yes yes, I shouldn't write in Italian. It flatters my ego, you see). Say hello to your colleague.

Posted by Sheri at 2005/10/30 17:53:12.

Comment 2

Sheri: Pride has been a matter of discussion in the evening when my agent joined us... BAD SHERI, BAD SHERI!! :)

Posted by Lox at 2005/10/30 22:32:59.

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