During our travel in May 2014, we encountered many friendly Japanese which made our journey warm and memorable. At the HTS Guest House in Onomichi, we met a young musician Miss Ayaka Kutsuna. Ayaka graduated from the University of Arts in Kyoto last year. She was invited to Onomichi to perform at the Onomichi Music Festival during the weekend that we were there. She is now teaching music and performs chamber music by invitation to save some money for her future travel. Ayaka hopes she can save enough to travel overseas for a Working Holiday.
As we were strolling in the Onomichi Shopping Arcade, we saw Ayaka and her fellow musicians performing chamber music inside the arcade for the public to enjoy. Their music professional, and the young musicians were very serious about their performance. During a break in their performance, we took the chance to chat with another team member. Tomo is a Osaka International Chamber Music Master student. Each week, he enjoys his 3 days of class, and busking on the street for a couple days. Tomo expressed his passion to travel abroad to do the same in the future.
We were very happy to see the young musicians pursue their dream of a colorful and musical life. We look forward to hearing more successful stories of these future Working Holiday musicians.