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  • (Cardboard Scraping)

  • You know, I've made like a dozen of these boxes so far so you think I'd be used to this but

  • Yeah

  • There we go, and

  • no, it's not a joke. I am moving and

  • it's a good thing

  • Good morning guys

  • We have a lot to talk about today. So this is gonna be an update and

  • announcements video

  • so

  • Regular viewers will know that I'm Norm and I have lived in the area of Asakusa in Tokyo for the better part of almost 10

  • years. In fact I've been in this very house for almost the last

  • Seven of it and the time has come

  • For me to leave but we'll cover that in more detail because there's a lot of stuff to talk about today.

  • So one the first announcements that I want to make that I promised to share with you guys if it ever came up is

  • I actually have a shamisen performance coming up that if you're in Tokyo.

  • Regular viewers will know that I just got a new shamisen and it has become both my joy

  • and the bane of my existence because I cannot stop playing it

  • I actually spend all day and all night hanging out in that room right there like this

  • (Shamisen music)

  • Playing and playing and playing. I can't stop .. Let me...

  • I seriously cannot stop and actually one of the really common questions that I get is doesn't it bother your neighbors and

  • This particular house is actually soundproof. It's one of the reasons that I chose

  • to live here. Unfortunately

  • The new place isn't but I'm working on that will. We'll get that all sorted.

  • Now as for the shamisen performance itself, it's going to be on Saturday April 6th.

  • It'll be a really brief performance and it's not just gonna be me. I'm gonna be one of many performers.

  • It's gonna be in the evening.

  • Not all the details are finalized yet

  • So what I'm going to do is, I'm going to keep the description box of this video

  • Updated with the information that you need in case you want to come out and watch and say hello

  • Also, it's completely free. So feel free to come out. I might even be there.

  • All right, we are just getting started but if I don't leave soon I'm gonna be late for a pretty important appointment.

  • So I'm just gonna bring you guys along for the whole day.

  • Also before I forget since I got into like must share information mode if you're able to come out to that shamisen

  • performance and you want to come out I would absolutely love to have you there.

  • All right, so just a little bit of an update as to what's going on right now,

  • I'm actually going in to visit a furniture maker who might be making me a new desk for my office

  • when I get into the new place, I'm

  • kind of excited about it. But as I do this, I'm gonna try and share one or two other updates with you

  • That's a nice little cafe space there. Earlier this year, I did a video where I went up to Asahikawa

  • and Sapporo and all that and while I was up there I had the chance to meet some amazing

  • Furniture designers and makers and one of them is the gentleman I'm gonna go see today.

  • And before I head into the shop, there's one more update I wanted to share with you guys and it's about the Tokyo lens

  • podcast. it's recently come to my attention that a lot of people don't even know that it exists.

  • I don't I don't really advertise it. I do update it about two to three times a week

  • Sometimes it's behind-the-scenes content on videos

  • But more often than not it's actually completely unique podcast content.

  • So if you're interested in that that is also linked in the description box below or you can just search for tokyo lens

  • podcasts on pretty much any platform. I think it's available everywhere.

  • And the shop is right here.

  • I ...kind of want a desk that's something like

  • this.

  • Let me change how I'm sitting.

  • But in the same way that I

  • documented the process of my shamisen being made if I'm gonna have like a desk made for me

  • It's the type of thing that I'd actually like to document the process and share with you guys

  • So if you're interested in seeing how that's made

  • Let me know in the comments down below and I'll see what I can swing with them and I just realized these table centerpieces

  • Actually come out. Look at this

  • arigatou gozaimasu

  • Whoo, that's bright and

  • They were really really nice.

  • I really enjoyed that time. While I was having that meeting

  • I got a message from Tokyo creative who was like hey

  • Somebody sent you a package if you want to come and pick it up, so

  • We're gonna head there and pick up the package and I'll keep sharing updates along the way I guess

  • Finally made it to Tokyo creative pick up my package

  • Yo, is that my package yeah, alright, let me

  • Check out this package

  • It just says

  • See package, then it says camera gear so I'm pretty excited about that

  • It's from Craig. Craig Stewart. Thank You Man

  • Hey guys, See you later (See ya)

  • Cheers man (Bye bye) See you guys later!

  • All right, that was a pretty productive 30 minutes Craig, thank you again for the package

  • I can't wait to get home and open it up

  • Additionally Tokyo creative has just launched something called TC learn and they've got like Sharla & Chris & a bunch of people teaching

  • Really awesome skills on there. They've asked me to be a part of it

  • So I guess that's also something to toss in to the updates and something to look forward to

  • Now I got to get home and officially give you guys an update on this move

  • Also, I feel like there are a lot more updates crammed into this video than I was originally

  • anticipating. So if it's information overload, I am sorry,

  • but this is what happens when I fall behind on videos. On the plus side, though

  • I am enjoying spending the day with you guys. So it's gotta count for something, right?

  • either way, the key information is gonna be in the description box below so

  • Also, Meguro river,

  • this is one of the most beautiful places to see the cherry blossoms, but it also gets

  • insanely crowded before drone laws were as strict as they were there was a guy who like flew his drone

  • up above here you would get in so much trouble for doing that now (whistles)

  • The air of anticipation that surrounds this area right now is probably my favorite part.

  • Mind you that's just one of my favorite things about this season in Japan in general like the atmosphere of excitement.

  • It's a good time for change.

  • All right, first things first, I want to open up this package. All right, here we go

  • There's a note

  • It's got a drawing

  • Items that have suggested themselves to me while watching your videos. That's awesome. Each item has a story

  • Okay, first off popcorn seasoning because popcorn seasoning second a

  • Little stand for my handheld gimbal so I can actually stand it without falling over. Thank you.

  • I know what it says in the note, but

  • but really? really?!

  • You sent me a lens?!

  • Like seriously, (laughs) I'm, I'm in disbelief

  • Wow and this lens goes up to 300 millimeters as well, which means I'll be able to get in real tight

  • Wow

  • Just I don't even have words for the level of kindness and generosity that it takes to give to creator with something like a lens

  • Thank you

  • All right, I'm gonna tidy up for a second and then we're gonna talk about the move

  • All right, so getting into the move

  • I've been working on it for a while now and it kind of finally just all

  • came together and I'm pretty excited about it

  • You see before I left my job back in July in order to focus on creation and supporting artists and musicians

  • and everything that I'm doing now I said that this year was gonna be filled with change.

  • And I think it's pretty fair to say that

  • this is the next big step in that. it's not what I would sacrifice though because I am gonna have to leave Asakusa

  • and the life in the community that I've built here

  • Bbut I'll still be in Tokyo just a little more central and hopefully still spending a lot of time in the Asakusa area

  • So probably not that big of a change in terms of lifestyle.

  • But on the topic of Asakusa

  • I feel like I'm gonna have to do an entirely different piece talking about my life and history here in Asakusa.

  • They're just way too many memories to fit into this video

  • Like nearly a decade spent building a life and integrating into the community joining festivals

  • Making friends in the area of business relationships. You name it?

  • It's it's all right here

  • So if I don't know if learning about that side of life in Japan is something that you're interested in

  • Let me know down below and I'll probably get to work on a piece about it.

  • So I guess without dragging it on too much. Those are the basics. It's a really really

  • Exciting time and it's always cool to be able to move on to a new chapter

  • Especially when it happens right in the season of spring like the season of change

  • So, but before I wrap things up before I forget

  • entirely

  • There is one more thing that I wanted to give you guys a heads up on and see the video that I'm gonna be putting

  • Out on Tuesday. It's gonna have a giveaway embedded in it

  • But I wanted to give you guys a heads up in advance that that way nobody misses the opportunity

  • To be a part of it if that's something that you're interested in being

  • Part of make sure that if you don't have the notifications on that you've got them on

  • Thank you guys always for being a part of this journey

  • I'm just so excited that I can bring you guys along for this and for the next stage and just everything to come for now

  • It's just a lot of fun

  • It's just a lot of fun to be able to document the stages of life and the change in everything more

  • So for myself than anything else

  • I look forward to being able to look back in five years

  • Maybe ten years and see how my life progressed throughout this period and the interaction that we had

  • Alright quick summary just to make sure I got everything so I announced the shamisen performance,

  • Podcast is also linked below. There's like 60 of those or something by the way, so go nuts

  • giveaways coming, I'm moving

  • Did you know what that there was a lot of stuff in this video again if it was information overload

  • I am sorry either way, you know, I'm definitely gonna be hanging out with you guys in the comments section on this one

  • So I will see you down there if you haven't already

  • Don't forget to give this video some love if you're new to the channel

  • And for some reason you have watched this video and follow through all the way to the end all the better to you

  • Nice to meet you, maybe check out one or two other videos consider hitting that subscribe button or something

  • And that's totally up to you

  • But for now, I've got to do a little more shamisen practice and then get to editing this because I'm releasing this one today

  • So, alright guys, I'll see you again

  • real soon

  • Actually Tuesday, I'll see you Tuesday

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