Interview with Strange Fruit from Australia/ Impressed by Sunsets over Setouchi/ Seeing from 6 meter Pole/ Friendly People, Delicious Food/ "Visit Takamatsu, Kagawa Whoever's Going to Japan"/ | 四国新聞社
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Interview with Strange Fruit from Australia/
Impressed by Sunsets over Setouchi/ Seeing from 6 meter Pole/
Friendly People, Delicious Food/
"Visit Takamatsu, Kagawa Whoever's Going to Japan"/

2018/08/01

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Impressive ― beautiful sunsets and smiling audience! We interviewed a wonderful performing arts company in the Setouchi Summer Night Festival 2018 (until August 5), Strange Fruit ― presenting attractive performances mixing with music and lights. The members from Australia, Veronica Waite, Daniel Newell, Scott MacBurnie and Emily Ryan talked about their impressions about the city of Takamatsu and their stay.

The members of the Strange Fruitーfrom left, Emily Ryan, Veronica Waite, Daniel Newell, Scott MacBurnie.
The members of the Strange Fruitーfrom left, Emily Ryan, Veronica Waite, Daniel Newell, Scott MacBurnie.

Q. What kind of impression do you have of Takamatsu?

Waite: I like it. It's cute. After being in Osaka and Tokyo, it's nice while it's small. We also went to Karaoke and jazz bar at nights…and we liked sake.

Newell: Stunning sunset. It was amazing.

MacBurnie: People also. And the foods. It's very calm and peaceful.

Q. We've heard that you'd gotton to the top of Mt. Yashima. How was it?

Waite: I love the view. It's very beautiful.

MacBurnie: The view was absolutely stunning. It was a different perspective of Takamatsu. I was looking down, and you can get an idea about where the sea is…

Newell: Beautiful birds fly and sing… That was good.

Strange Fruit enjoying the view of the Setouchi from the top of Mt. Yashima.
Strange Fruit enjoying the view of the Setouchi from the top of Mt. Yashima.
Strange Fruit enjoying the view of the Setouchi from the top of Mt. Yashima.
Strange Fruit enjoying the view of the Setouchi from the top of Mt. Yashima.

Q. Do you like foods in Takamatsu? What did you have for meals?

MacBurnie: We like fish. We enjoyed raw fish because it's very fresh.

Waite: Sashimi, Udon, Shabushabu… and Katsuo no Tataki (seared tuna), it's my favor. It was very delicious.

Newell: Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki

Members are relaxing during dinner with the festival staff.
Members are relaxing during dinner with the festival staff.

Q. Where's your most favorite place in Takamatsu?

Ryan: I was just riding my bike alone around Sunport, it was very comfortable.

Newell: Here. The sunset, the mountain… it's very beautiful. Imagine standing at six meters pole, and see directly the sunset. And looking down, beautiful people are smiling and clapping hands. It's a pretty magical place.

The performance of the Strange Fruit with darkening the Seto Inland Sea as its background.
The performance of the Strange Fruit with darkening the Seto Inland Sea as its background.
The performance of the Strange Fruit with darkening the Seto Inland Sea as its background.

Q. How do you describe people in Takamatsu? Did you communicate with them?

Newell: Yes, they're very friendly.

Ryan: And helpful. If we can't do something, they help this and this. It's good.

Q. Do you think the people in Australia will like Takamatsu?

Ryan: Yes, everyone they come to Japan, they come to Takamatsu.

MacBurnie: I think the Australian's sense of humor and personality is getting very well with those in Takamatsu. So I think they're getting along very well.

Waite: Yes, I want to introduce this city to my friends when I get back to Australia.

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