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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

■ Making a new album and writing a new book Present

 

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My second #book 'Surviving in Japan' has been published! #Japan My second #book 'Surviving in Japan' has been published! #Japan
And I like the interior of the #cafe area in the Italian restaurant. #Japan And I like the interior of the #cafe area in the Italian restaurant. #Japan
The Italian restaurant's menu of special #cakes for this winter. #panda #Japan The Italian restaurant's menu of special #cakes for this winter. #panda #Japan
Happy Valentine's Day! The decoration I saw at the hotel lobby during my latest trip. #valentines #Japan #teddybear Happy Valentine's Day! The decoration I saw at the hotel lobby during my latest trip. #valentines #Japan #teddybear
#Strawberry #crepes at the Italian #restaurant in my town, $6. The crepes have chocolate in the dough. #Strawberry #crepes at the Italian #restaurant in my town, $6. The crepes have chocolate in the dough.
Had a #Japanese popular snack 'Okonomi-yaki' as #lunch. From the frozen food shelf at a convenience store, at $2. Had a #Japanese popular snack 'Okonomi-yaki' as #lunch. From the frozen food shelf at a convenience store, at $2.
Enjoyed the happy hour at my favorite #bar inside the supermarket. A glass of #sparklingwine, an #appetizer plate and #baguette, $5 altogether. #ham #Japan Enjoyed the happy hour at my favorite #bar inside the supermarket. A glass of #sparklingwine, an #appetizer plate and #baguette, $5 altogether. #ham #Japan
My favorite limited-time-only dish at a #Japanese family #restaurant. An #urchin and #cuttlefish bowl. My favorite limited-time-only dish at a #Japanese family #restaurant. An #urchin and #cuttlefish bowl.
A #pork bowl with salty sauce. The #lunch special of a beer bar. $8 with salad. #restaurant #Japan A #pork bowl with salty sauce. The #lunch special of a beer bar. $8 with salad. #restaurant #Japan
Walking to the grocery store near my home. A view over the bridge. #river #snow #mountains #Japan Walking to the grocery store near my home. A view over the bridge. #river #snow #mountains #Japan