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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

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

I Have Everything I Need hr606

The next morning, I hurried to the restaurant in the hotel to be in time for its breakfast serving time. I like to have breakfast especially at this restaurant. I can get a slight taste of an overseas travel here and a feeling that I were outside of Japan as most guests are from foreign countries. I…

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Around Narita Airport hr605

The bullet train arrived in Ueno and I walked toward the express railroad station steering through a crowd on the nasty, squalid streets between unsightly tall buildings. The express train I transferred to took me to Narita Airport in about 40 minutes. At the airport, I took the bus not the plane, t…

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Self-made Turmoil hr604

I started off on a customary winter trip to take breath out of my town that is enclosed by the mountains and had been buried in snow. The itinerary of this winter trip was three days in the Tokyo metropolitan area by staying for two nights at the hotels near Narita Airport although I didn’t take the…

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A #Japanese popular dish called 'omu rice', an omelet which has #tomato #pilaf inside. Got it at a convenience store, at $4. #rice #dinner A #Japanese popular dish called 'omu rice', an omelet which has #tomato #pilaf inside. Got it at a convenience store, at $4. #rice #dinner
Having #strawberry #crepes at the Italian restaurant near my apartment. #dessert #sweets Having #strawberry #crepes at the Italian restaurant near my apartment. #dessert #sweets
Got fruit #doughnuts at a grocery store at half price and had them at home. #dessert #sweets Got fruit #doughnuts at a grocery store at half price and had them at home. #dessert #sweets
As the deep snow closes it in during the winter, I made the New Year's visit to the nearby #temple now. A 400-years-old #tree stands at the entrance. #Japan As the deep snow closes it in during the winter, I made the New Year's visit to the nearby #temple now. A 400-years-old #tree stands at the entrance. #Japan