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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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About

 

Hidemi Woods was born and raised in Kyoto, which is located in the western part of Japan.

Singer, songwriter and author.

 

EDUCATION:
KURIBAYASHI PIANO SCHOOL 1968 – 1979
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S COLLEGE March 1983

 
WORK EXPERIENCE:

Freelance
■ Regularly played at local halls in Kyoto, JAPAN 1983 – 1986
■ Guest-appeared on local radio programs 1983 – 1986
■ Played regularly at a bar and halls in Tokyo 1986 – 1988
■ Made music for Japanese major labels 1986 – 1989
■ Start a label, The Marketplace 1989

The Marketplace
■ Signed and produced several artists 1989 – 1995
■ Produced and released over 30 compilation albums 1989 – 1995
■ Became a pioneer of Japan’s compilation album boom of 90s. 1989
■ Released an album ‘Not enough. / 88TH’ 1992
■ Made a promotion video 1993
■ Appeared on TV 1993

Music Marketplace
■ Moved to California, USA 1994
■ Started a label, Music Marketplace 1994
■ Influenced and provoked the carry-bag boom and Japanese teens’ boom of Western boots
1995 – 1996
■ Made albums in Quebec, CANADA 1997 – 2001

88th Planet Project

■ Renamed my label to 88th Planet Project 2008

■ Write columns 2009 – Present

■ Published ‘Hidemi’s Rambling / Hidemi Woods’ 2010

■ Published ‘Hidemi’s Rambling Volume 2 / Hidemi Woods’ 2010

■ Released ‘Sunrise / Hidemi Woods’ 2010

■ Published ‘Hidemi’s Rambling Volume 3 / Hidemi Woods’ 2011

■ Published ‘Hidemi’s Rambling Volume 4 / Hidemi Woods’ 2012

■ Published ‘An Old Tree in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods’ 2014

■ Released ‘Lousy Neighbor / Hidemi Woods’ 2018

■ Released an album ‘Hidemi / Hidemi Woods’ 2018

■ Published ‘Surviving in Japan / Hidemi Woods’ 2019

■ Making a new album and writing a new book Present

 

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My all-time best #movie, #JOKER, didn't win the Best Picture. Somehow that relieved me. I didn't think #Academy really understood what the #film tells about, and I was right. #Oscar My all-time best #movie, #JOKER, didn't win the Best Picture. Somehow that relieved me. I didn't think #Academy really understood what the #film tells about, and I was right. #Oscar
#Mackerel broiled with #miso from the  #deli foods shelves at a grocery store. $3 for 3 pieces. #Japan #fish #Mackerel broiled with #miso from the #deli foods shelves at a grocery store. $3 for 3 pieces. #Japan #fish
How about some appetizers? Sprat #fritters at the conveyor belt sushi #restaurant, $1. #Japan #fish How about some appetizers? Sprat #fritters at the conveyor belt sushi #restaurant, $1. #Japan #fish
Looks like rice, but it's #cauliflower at the  #cafe/#bar. #Japan Looks like rice, but it's #cauliflower at the #cafe/#bar. #Japan
It's #Setsubun in #Japan today. For good luck, eating a #sushi roll without cutting is a popular custom. A #salmon and #avocado roll from a grocery store, $4. It's #Setsubun in #Japan today. For good luck, eating a #sushi roll without cutting is a popular custom. A #salmon and #avocado roll from a grocery store, $4.