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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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Another treat I had for the #Bon time - #sushi from the grocery store, $7.  #Japan Another treat I had for the #Bon time - #sushi from the grocery store, $7. #Japan
The #fireworks of the #Bon festival in my town. The #fireworks of the #Bon festival in my town.
It's #Bon time in #Japan that we invite back our ancestors. The #party #platter was on the #deli shelf at the nearby grocery store. It's #Bon time in #Japan that we invite back our ancestors. The #party #platter was on the #deli shelf at the nearby grocery store.
Had a #pork ginger bowl at a #Japanese #restaurant. Had a #pork ginger bowl at a #Japanese #restaurant.
Sitting in the very front part of the local #train. #Japan Sitting in the very front part of the local #train. #Japan