Sonic Japan: Sounds of alcohol

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Lunch at Danshu dojo
Silence is maintained during eating at the alcohol treatment centre to give thanks for the meal. (2018/09/18)
Danshukai celebration
Each year the self-help group Danshukai holds a special anniversary meeting, to celebrate the number of years members have maintained their sobriety. At the beginning of the meeting all those attending the event recite Danshukai's steps for gaining sobriety. (2019-04-30)
Ueno Park nighttime - Sakura season
Ueno park at the height of the sakura blooming season - crowded with parties, families and tourists... (2018/03/24)

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Kyoto Jazz Club

Wed Jul 10 2019 by Carolyn Stevens

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