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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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NEW SONG!! Lousy Neighbor / Hidemi Woods

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NEW ALBUM : Hidemi / Hidemi Woods

Hidemi / Hidemi Woods

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After I released full-length albums of my band in Japan, I moved to U.S. and started this project. It took about 12 years to complete, but I'm entirely satisfied with the fruit. The first solo album as Hidemi Woods. I made the instruments' arrangements, mixed down, did the mastering and sang, all by myself. I hope you enjoy my original songs with my sincere feelings, that are different from what you are used to listening.

 

Sunrise / Hidemi Woods - The Walking Teddy Bear 2

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An Old Tree in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods

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An Old Tree in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods

My parents live in my hometown, Kyoto, which is located in the western part of Japan. A long time ago, when Japan had the feudal system, my family was a landlord of the area. It has come to a complete downfall over the years, but my family still clings to its past glory. For them, to succeed the family is critical. I’m firstborn and have no brother which meant that I was a successor and destined to spend the whole life in my hometown. But music changed everything. To pursue a career in music, my hometown was too rural and I had to move out. Back then I was a college student and moving to a city meant dropping out of school. My parents fiercely opposed but as usual, they left the matter to my grandfather who controlled the family. Considering his way to keep a tight rein, everybody including myself thought he might kill me. I could have run away, but I wanted to tell him for once what I want to do for my life.

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Hidemi’s Rambling

A Bloody Smudge hr610

When I was in the shower the other night, a drop of rinsed water from my body sponge spattered right into my right eye. I washed my eye in haste over and over so as no to get germs. It was one of those things that happen all the time in our daily life and I didn’t worry so much. I actually had forgo…

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Japanese Millennials hr609

A big open-air rock festival is held annually every summer in the small town where I live that is enclosed by mountains. More than ten times as many people as the town’s population visit during the few days of the festival. People all over the country and even from overseas fill up the train station…

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The Last Letter from My Mother hr608

My parents sold our farms, house, land that had been inherited from generation to generation and lost everything after they had failed their business. They moved out their hometown and started their new life in a small apartment in a strange city. It was a huge blow to them because my father had giv…

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Flew to Niigata that I'd never been, and had #lunch at the bar inside the supermarket. #hamburgersteak Flew to Niigata that I'd never been, and had #lunch at the bar inside the supermarket. #hamburgersteak
Leaving #Osaka. It's a beautiful place near the airport. #ferriswheel Leaving #Osaka. It's a beautiful place near the airport. #ferriswheel
Had a #coffee break at a #cafe over a #muffin and a #scone in the outlet mall in Osaka. Had a #coffee break at a #cafe over a #muffin and a #scone in the outlet mall in Osaka.
#Cakes my father brought back when I visited him. #dessert #sweets #Cakes my father brought back when I visited him. #dessert #sweets
#Chinese take-out at my parents' apartment. #Chinese take-out at my parents' apartment.