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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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80 minutes on this local #train take me to the mall in the small city. 80 minutes on this local #train take me to the mall in the small city.
Had an all-you-can-eat #lunch at a #restaurant in the mall. Full with my favorite #Japanese snack, #takoyaki! #buffet Had an all-you-can-eat #lunch at a #restaurant in the mall. Full with my favorite #Japanese snack, #takoyaki! #buffet
Found a rare get-together at the mall. #mickeymouse #spongebob #thesimpsons #kermit Found a rare get-together at the mall. #mickeymouse #spongebob #thesimpsons #kermit
Cooled off with #whiskey and soda, and #beer at the #cafe #bar in the mall. By rising coupons, $2.50 each. Cooled off with #whiskey and soda, and #beer at the #cafe #bar in the mall. By rising coupons, $2.50 each.
Going to the city for shopping by #train. #mountains #ricepaddies Going to the city for shopping by #train. #mountains #ricepaddies