I was recording Yasugawa on March 17, 2013 with an Olympus LS-10 (built-in mics) when a firetruck drove past on a bypass between Japan Route 8 and Route 1.
This is an audio recording of Yasugawa (river) shallow rapids near the foot of Mikamiyama in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The sounds we hear are both above and in the water. http://soundcloud.com/gpjp/yasugawa-medley-20130210-mix Monaural audio was recorded in moderately strong wind with a Sennheiser ME66 shotgun mic covered with a Rycote Softie. I held the […]
Yaki Imo Truck: Stoned-Baked Sweet Potatoes on a Cold Winter Night http://soundcloud.com/gpjp/yaki-imo-truck-20130224 This is a small truck driving very slowly through my neighborhood in Japan on February 24, 2013, a cold winter night. I dashed out with an Olympus LS-10 recorder just before the truck left the neighborhood.
New Year 2013 temple bell in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. http://soundcloud.com/gpjp/new-year-temple-bell-in-japan Celebrating the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, neighborhood people took turns ringing the bell beginning 15 minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve. This recording is available on my Soundcloud page.