It’s day 1 of Beat Journey 2: ‘The Inland Sea’ and I’m in Kobe.
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Today was a busy day. Actually, I forgot how much there is to do on a beat journey so I was a little slow getting things posted.
Getting to Kobe happened a lot faster than it did last time. That’s partially because I have less stuff with me this time and partially because I’m used to the bike already. For the last beat journey, I got a bike about 2 days beforehand, and it was my first time having a bike in several years. I’ve had a couple of months with this one, so no surprises this time.
I spent a good amount of time in Nishinomiya today. The first hour or so was spent working on beats. Then I wondered around for a while.
Last week, the owner of galerie6c (we’ll call him Mr. T) visited Ponte M so I wanted to stop by to see their gallery in Kurakuenguchi. Their exhibition at the moment is ‘Hammocks and Books’, which is a pretty awesome exhibition to experience in the middle of a bike journey. You can actually lay in the hammocks so I tried it out.
Mr. T kindly gave me a ticket to the Otani Memorial Art Museum down the road so I also got to see the Guerrino Tramonti exhibit from Italy.
After getting in to Kobe, I worked on today’s beat in front of Nada Station, then stopped by the only hot spring that I know of in town, where today you could bathe in green tea. A nice way to end the first bike ride.
Friends in Kobe are very kindly letting me stay at their place once again. After dinner, it’s back to working on beats and getting this update out.
I’m not sure exactly where I’ll be heading tomorrow yet. There’s a fork in the road to get to Naoshima and I could go either way. I’ll find out tomorrow.
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