On 24 February 2020 my journey to record a new album with my Japanese band had started. After the drop off at Schiphol airport by my management (my dad) I checked in all my stuff at customs. The trip was going to take 10 hours and 15 minutes so my plan as always, watch 5 movies to pass this time fast.
Arriving at Narita airport is always a joy, it’s nice and calm and after my passport control my friend and sax player Yuichiro Tokuda was already waiting for me at arrival hall 1. We were going to have some sushi to celebrate my safe arrival in Japan. A surprise was to see a fan of mine, and I got an invitation to go to a hot spring (Onsen) just outside from Narita airport. I agreed to meet later so I could have my first sushi together with Yuichiro. Along the way I picked up a pocket Wi-Fi, an easy way to stay connected. After some great sushi and talk with Yuichiro I took a mini bus to the Onsen, it took about 15 minutes. I would see Yuichiro on the first recording day in Nagoya.