Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Nokonoshima and noconico cafe, 30.04.12



I've been really excited about returning to nokonoshima for ages and it's boyish, but a large amount of my excitement was about going on the ferry and getting to ride on the back of shibata-san's pickup truck again...

Noconico cafe is a great little outdoor cafe next to nokonoshima's ferry landing, selling delicious drinks like vodka with blood orange and banana rum smoothies. They've got a kind of souvenir shop which sells music by friends of the owners and people who've played in the cafe, postcards by local artists and a few quirky nokonoshima souvenirs like flatpack cardboard ferry boats...

Naoto's great at coming up with unusual or innovative ideas for live performance and the concept this time was based on there being a market outside the cafe on this day...thinking of a market in a traditional sense - as not just a place to buy and sell but a place to meet people and exchange ideas.

So people sold their goods and we played our music in a relaxed fashion, stopping to chat when people were inquisitive and attracting passers-by on their way to and from the ferry...

Photos from the day below...

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