Big Scary News!!

There's something really big I've been wanting to share for several weeks, and I finally got the go-ahead, so here goes...

TWO weeks today, I will be flying to Japan to film a CBC documentary in which we will try to find my closest friend from the year I lived in Nagano prefecture as a child.  This friend, Fukue was not from a family of means, and I stopped hearing from her abruptly a few years after I returned to Vancouver - the question of what happened to her has never left my thoughts.  (The song "Lost Friends" on The JSFew's last album The Passage is about Fukue, written years before there was an inkling of actually being able to go on this trip)

Film company Loud Roar Productions caught wind of this story totally by chance, became intrigued by it, and pitched it to CBC, for which I am beyond grateful.  I am also extremely excited to be music director of the film, and create new pieces as scoring and write songs to punctuate whatever the results of our mission may be.

Fukue & I up to something crafty or homeworky at my family's apartment in Saku City (note my mom's koto against the wall in the background!)

 

AND that, my friends, is the news.  I will likely perform while I'm in Tokyo (details TBD!), and do a performance and workshop at a junior high school in Saku City, and will keep you guys posted.  These will be solo performances.

Thanks for reading my news, and feel free to leave comments below - I am incredibly overwhelmed by the possible outcomes of this trip, and you will see it all by the fall when the documentary goes live on CBC.
xoxox
jessica

12 comments

  • Aviva Chernick
    Aviva Chernick Toronto
    An Amazing story Jessica. I look forward to watching.

    An Amazing story Jessica. I look forward to watching.

  • Sundar Viswanathan
    Sundar Viswanathan Brampton
    How cool, Jessica!

    How cool, Jessica!

  • Jordana Talsky
    Jordana Talsky Toronto
    That’s super cool and exciting! Enjoy the journey!

    That’s super cool and exciting! Enjoy the journey!

  • Nicholas Cooper
    Nicholas Cooper Mississauga / Guelph
    This is truly fantastic news, on all accounts of this endeavor! I hope for the best in your search for your friend in Japan. I am sure you will keep us updated whenever you can. Good Luck!

    This is truly fantastic news, on all accounts of this endeavor! I hope for the best in your search for your friend in Japan. I am sure you will keep us updated whenever you can. Good Luck!

  • Daniel Simmons
    Daniel Simmons Toronto
    Oh wow! I hope you find her. I tracked down a childhood friend from when I lived in Peru after having no contact for 15 years. Even though that time had passed, he had a daughter, and life had taken all the twists and turns, it was as though not a day had passed. It felt so comfortable. I wish you luck!!

    Oh wow! I hope you find her. I tracked down a childhood friend from when I lived in Peru after having no contact for 15 years. Even though that time had passed, he had a daughter, and life had taken all the twists and turns, it was as though not a day had passed. It felt so comfortable. I wish you luck!!

  • JESSA
    JESSA
    Thank you so much, everyone for your comments and support and sharing your experiences! This will be a trip I will not forget. xo

    Thank you so much, everyone for your comments and support and sharing your experiences! This will be a trip I will not forget. xo

  • Craig
    Craig Sydney
    Wow this is amazing. I am looking forward to hearing the outcome

    Wow this is amazing. I am looking forward to hearing the outcome

  • Denielle
    Denielle Toronto
    Wow. JESSICA. This is amazing news. I'm excited to see the outcome. I hope you find your answers. Also congrats on the huge opportunity. Safe travels!

    Wow. JESSICA. This is amazing news. I'm excited to see the outcome. I hope you find your answers. Also congrats on the huge opportunity. Safe travels!

  • Carl
    Carl Toronto
    Jessica. Amazing news. Congratulations and good luck!!!

    Jessica. Amazing news. Congratulations and good luck!!!

  • Clela
    Clela Toronto
    That's great news Jessica! Fantastic! The world is turning toward you.

    That's great news Jessica! Fantastic! The world is turning toward you.

  • Ava Barany
    Ava Barany
    Amazing! Sandbox friend!! I hope you have an incredible journey.

    Amazing! Sandbox friend!! I hope you have an incredible journey.

  • Richard
    Richard Saltair
    You’ve been flashing the peace sign for a long time. Always be you. ❤️

    You’ve been flashing the peace sign for a long time.
    Always be you. ❤️

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