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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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A #bar time at the #cafe with #Caesar #salad, uncured #ham and #prosciutto. #Japan A #bar time at the #cafe with #Caesar #salad, uncured #ham and #prosciutto. #Japan
A view of the #skiing slope in summer from my apartment window. #Japan #ski A view of the #skiing slope in summer from my apartment window. #Japan #ski
A #lunch special of the day was #tempura, #beef bowl and cold #soba #noodles at the #Japanese family #restaurant. I added cold #sake! A #lunch special of the day was #tempura, #beef bowl and cold #soba #noodles at the #Japanese family #restaurant. I added cold #sake!
Got a cute #plate for free at a convenience store with the stamps I had collected. #Japan Got a cute #plate for free at a convenience store with the stamps I had collected. #Japan
My favorite chopped #salad at the Italian #restaurant. Goes well with white #wine. #Japan My favorite chopped #salad at the Italian #restaurant. Goes well with white #wine. #Japan
Albacore #tuna  sushi with #onion and citrus sauce. 2 pieces for $1 at the conveyor belt #sushi restaurant. Albacore #tuna sushi with #onion and citrus sauce. 2 pieces for $1 at the conveyor belt #sushi restaurant.
Got chilled at the #cafe with #icedcoffee, #icecream and cheese #pie. The best #cheese pie I've ever had. #Japan #dessert #sweets Got chilled at the #cafe with #icedcoffee, #icecream and cheese #pie. The best #cheese pie I've ever had. #Japan #dessert #sweets
Fixed a #party platter at home for a #Japanese #Bon holiday that came to an end. Used #deli foods from a grocery store like #friedchicken, #friedfish and #frenchfries. #fish Fixed a #party platter at home for a #Japanese #Bon holiday that came to an end. Used #deli foods from a grocery store like #friedchicken, #friedfish and #frenchfries. #fish

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