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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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Blog posts June 2014

Hidemi’s Rambling No.519

After the incident of table manners, I had closed a business of being a class clown at school. I had stopped making others laugh and hadn’t accommodated their requests for jokes any more. It yielded an immediate effect. I used to be the center of a circle of students but they were dispersed from me …

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Hidemi’s Rambling No.518

I spent my teenage life at a privileged Catholic school. Most students came from wealthy families and some were famous. As a farmer’s daughter, I belonged to the few non-wealthy students. I thought a farming family was regarded as poor and unsophisticated in this school, and tried to hide the fact t…

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Hidemi’s Rambling No.517

There’s an old Japanese custom called ‘Age of Thirteen Visit’. A child who reaches thirteen years old by the traditional system of age reckoning visits a specific local shrine to receive wisdom. The important event has one critical rule. The thirteen-year-old visitor should never look back until the…

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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

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