During my meeting with Atsumi, I received some upsetting news from Satoshi through a messenger message. He informed me about the Corona virus situation at Nagoya University, where we had previously booked a studio for recording. Unfortunately, the campus was on lockdown, making the studio unavailable. However, Satoshi had already spent a whole day finding a new studio in Nagoya so we could still proceed with the recording as planned. Despite this, I was still quite rattled by the situation and my jetlag was not making it any easier.
Despite all of this, Atsumi and I had a great night together and althoughthere is a language barrier, we were able to communicate effectively and talk about saxophone music, life, and everything in between.
After our enjoyable evening, we said our goodbyes and I took the train back to Ueno station. When I arrived, I found that all public transport had stopped for the night, so I had to walk back to my hotel in Asakusa. The next day was my final free day for some time, so I went straight to bed after reaching my hotel.