From Oct 19 to Nov 16 this year, Tibet2Timbuk2’s Tenzin Choegyal and Shen Flindell toured Japan with our good friend, brilliant bansuri player Taro Terahara.  Taro and Tenzin have just released a beautiful new album “Tibet: Awakened Heart”, also titled “Snow Lion” in Japan.  The tour had 12 concerts in Tokyo, Gifu, Kyoto, Osaka, Kamakura, Niigata and Saitama, plus some beautiful walks to temples, through forests and over mountains, and some nice hot spring baths.

Tabla player Shen has posted some photos and stories of the tour on his blog in 6 parts: Tokyo, Fuji, Sangeet Mela, Kyoto/Osaka, Tokyo again, Niigata, Saitama.  You can also see all the photos on Shen’s facebook album.  Here are a few samples…