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2015 Winter Tour to Japan

The AABC is touring Japan from December 15 to 23!

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Departure Day

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Hanging out at the airport.

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First Concert РFukui.  Over 1,000 in attendance!

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Meeting the audience after the concert.

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Outreach concert for local elementary school students.

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Quick change to the soldier outfits!

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All set.

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We took a quick group shot with the kids.

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Presenting the school director with our souvenir photo.

Sightseeing in Kyoto

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The famous Golden Pavilion

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Meeting the appreciative audience after the concert in Kyoto.

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The beautiful concert hall in Hiroshima.

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The toy soldiers!

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“Silent Night” sung with a guest childrens’ choir of 100.

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Autograph time.

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Time to head off to dinner!

Visit to the Peace Memorial and Park in Hiroshima.

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Traditional Japanese Lunch!

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Ah, at last some shopping!

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On to Kobe where we’ll have dinner and then check into our hotel.

Osaka Castle!

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Ready to “storm the castle!”

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Warrior helmets!

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At the top!

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Ahh . . . another gift shop!

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Off to the concert hall!

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The hats in the air are always a surprise for the audience!

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Opening ACT 2 with the Hawaiian shirts.

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Introductions by the boys, translated by Kana.

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Posing for photos following the concert.

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Autographs and photos of autographs!  They love the AABC in Japan.

Goodbye to Osaka and hello to the bullet train.

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Zipping along at about 180mph.

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Our concert in Tokyo is being videotaped by NHK, the Japanese national TV network!

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Looking good on the TV monitor in the control room.

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Audience participation is always fun.

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kickin’ back at intermission

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Dean’s intro on the tv monitor

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Another capacity audience that loves the AABC.

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Final concert and last day in Japan!

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There’s a guest children’s choir, so a short meeting and rehearsal before the concert.

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A brief presentation and some “mugging” for the camera.

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The procession to “Gesu Bambino”

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O Holy Night

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Toy soldiers are always the hit of the concert.

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“Believe”

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“Silent Night” with the guest choir.

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A bouquet for the boys and one for the “maestro”

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Getting towards the end of the show!

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Final introduction and thank you!

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In the lobby with the fans one last time.

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Can I try on your hat?

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Sayonara Japan!

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Thank you Kana for your hard work on the tour!