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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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Blog posts October 2016

A Korean Friend hr580

The neighborhood I grew up in wasn’t so good and low-income families were everywhere. While a small hamlet that my house stood consisted of well-off families of farmers, it was surrounded by poor areas where many Korean-Japanese lived. The income difference produced chronic tension. Naturally, the t…

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Phone-Phobia hr579

When I was a teenager, a smartphone era was still years away to come. I came from a large family that had one phone in the house, which meant a scramble for a phone call. It was usually a three-way battle: between my grandfather, my mother and me. My grandfather used to be the chairman of a local se…

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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