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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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Blog posts August 2014

Hidemi's Rambling No.524

In the middle of August every year, Japan has the Bon Festival. It’s believed that spirits of ancestors return to each family during the festival. If I had stayed in my hometown of Kyoto and gotten married there, I would have been the 63rd successor of the family. I suppose my ancestor had acquired …

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Hidemi’s Rambling No.523

When my great-great-grandfather passed away, the family sought any possible way to sustain a line of the family succession. He had four sons. His firstborn, who had been supposed to succeed the family, was perverted possibly because his father had drunk up the family fortune. He had tattoos all over…

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Hidemi’s Rambling No.522

The oldest episode of my ancestors that I heard from my grandfather is about my great-great-grandfather and I hereby write it down for the record. According to my grandfather, his grandfather was quite a prodigal. He didn’t work and just squandered the family money. Our family was a powerful landown…

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This is the main dish of the hotel's #lunch buffet. Sauteed #pork fillets. #restaurant #Japan This is the main dish of the hotel's #lunch buffet. Sauteed #pork fillets. #restaurant #Japan
The all-you-can-eat #lunch at a hotel in the city. A once-a-year treat, at $24. #smokedsalmon #fish #ham #Japan #restaurant #hotel The all-you-can-eat #lunch at a hotel in the city. A once-a-year treat, at $24. #smokedsalmon #fish #ham #Japan #restaurant #hotel
They are beautifully lined at the highlands of my town. I learned they're called Kochia. #mountains #flowers #Japan They are beautifully lined at the highlands of my town. I learned they're called Kochia. #mountains #flowers #Japan
Found a treat at half price at the supermarket! Delicious hors doeuvre #cheese, at $3. #Japan Found a treat at half price at the supermarket! Delicious hors doeuvre #cheese, at $3. #Japan
A view from my table at the outside #cafe of the highlands in my town. #mountains #Japan A view from my table at the outside #cafe of the highlands in my town. #mountains #Japan
#Lunch special of the day was hot #soba #noodles, #shrimp #tempura and #beef bowl at the #Japanese family #restaurant, $7.50. #Lunch special of the day was hot #soba #noodles, #shrimp #tempura and #beef bowl at the #Japanese family #restaurant, $7.50.
Had beer, #Japanese tea and a sweet rice #dampling at the #cafe next to the ropeway station of the highlands in my town. #mountain #beer Had beer, #Japanese tea and a sweet rice #dampling at the #cafe next to the ropeway station of the highlands in my town. #mountain #beer
Pacific saury #sushi at the conveyor belt sushi restaurant. $1 for 2. #Japan #fish Pacific saury #sushi at the conveyor belt sushi restaurant. $1 for 2. #Japan #fish

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