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2015年(平成27年)8月15日(土)  週刊NY生活 SHUKAN NEW YORK SEIKATSU [English Edition] (10) NYクール日本 Kyoto Named Top Tourist Destination COOL JAPAN from New Yorkers’ Viewpoints I’ll Dance! Watch Me! Popular on the Theatrical Bus Tour “The Ride” Dressed in kimonos, Kyoto officials the cultural capital of the world, JNTO New York intends to continue to pro- New York-based Japanese dancer Japan, allowing him to visit moreattended Travel+Leisure magazine’s mote Japan not only to American Toshihiko Nakazawa has been entertain- places than he expected. He has alsoWorld's Best City to Visit of 2015 tourists but to tourists around the ing tourists from all over the world on learned that he cannot deliver importantaward ceremony in Manhattan (“see a globe. the tour bus “The Ride” on the street messages soley through dance, particu-related article in our July 18 issue”). At (Ryoichi Miura/Translated by Kenji corners of Manhattan. He performs four lary to individuals who are not familiarthe event held on July 23 in Chelsea the Nakano) days a week and five times a day and his with and do not participate in dance.ancient imperial capital was honored as street performance has gained popularity According to Nakazawa, even if youthe top travel destination for the second as a type ofstreet art that embodies ayear in a row thanks to its blend of sense of New York. Nakazawa hasancient and modern. First Japanese Champion recently returned to New York after a Deputy Mayor Kenichi Ogasawara ledthe Kyoto delegation and was accompa- at US Open of Surfing two-month visit to Japan and is still get- ting back into the rhythm of life in Newnied by Mr. Ken Iwata, the Executive Ohhara Hiroto (18), a certified York. While he was in Japan, he trav- are highly skilled at something or thinkDirector of the New York Office of the Nippon Surfing Association (NSA) Toshihiko Nakazawa elled all over the country to meet as things are going wonderfully, youJapan National Tourism Organization surfer, claimed the title of the 2015 circumstances or age because I’ve been many people as he could and held lec- never know when the moment of(JNTO), and his deputy Akimi Okuda. Vans US Open at Surfing, at there, ”said Nakazawa. What is impor- tures and performances at thirty-two change will appear. Unexpected Mr. Iwata appreciated the fact that Huntington Beach, CA, on August 2. tant is realizing your capacity to locations across seven prefectures. impulses or emotions can sometimesKyoto earned two successive annual US Open of Surfing is the qualifying change. Nakazawa is thrilled to see Nakazawa doesn’t have any plans for changes one’s life. The only personselections by one of the three major series for the World Championship what he can create by being a “zero” the future. Everything began at zero in who can create your future self is thetravel magazines for wealthy Americans Tour (WCT). from now on. As always, he is dancing the beginning for Nakazawa. He started person you are today. Nakazawawho choose only top quality items, indi- Ohhara’s win has added momentum on a street corner in Manhattan today. crowdfunding after he decided to go believes that anything is possible if hecating that Kyoto’s popularity as a trav- to the move to advance surfing as an (Text and Photo by Ryoichi Miura/ back to Japan last February. Nakazawa can keep his spirits high. “I know any-el destination is genuine and not a one- additional event that Tokyo, the host Translated by Mai Moore) created a profile and sent messages to body can change regardless of [their]time fancy. He added that the selection city of the 2020 Olympic Games, canof the ancient capital was tantamount to suggest. NY COOL JAPAN is the English Edition of SHUKAN NY SEIKATSUthe recognition of Japan as a whole as (Miyako Hamazaki/Translated by NEW YORK SEIKATSU PRESS, INC., 71 W 47 St, Suite 307 New York NY 10036 USAan attractive tourist destination for its Hiroko Makabe) Editor in chief: Ryoichi Miura, Associate Editor: Hebah Emara, Editor: Kaoru Komi Advertise Here! Contact 212-213-6069 info@nyseikatsu.comdeep culture and traditions. Located in