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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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My second #book 'Surviving in Japan' has been published! #Japan My second #book 'Surviving in Japan' has been published! #Japan
And I like the interior of the #cafe area in the Italian restaurant. #Japan And I like the interior of the #cafe area in the Italian restaurant. #Japan
The Italian restaurant's menu of special #cakes for this winter. #panda #Japan The Italian restaurant's menu of special #cakes for this winter. #panda #Japan
Happy Valentine's Day! The decoration I saw at the hotel lobby during my latest trip. #valentines #Japan #teddybear Happy Valentine's Day! The decoration I saw at the hotel lobby during my latest trip. #valentines #Japan #teddybear
#Strawberry #crepes at the Italian #restaurant in my town, $6. The crepes have chocolate in the dough. #Strawberry #crepes at the Italian #restaurant in my town, $6. The crepes have chocolate in the dough.
Had a #Japanese popular snack 'Okonomi-yaki' as #lunch. From the frozen food shelf at a convenience store, at $2. Had a #Japanese popular snack 'Okonomi-yaki' as #lunch. From the frozen food shelf at a convenience store, at $2.
Enjoyed the happy hour at my favorite #bar inside the supermarket. A glass of #sparklingwine, an #appetizer plate and #baguette, $5 altogether. #ham #Japan Enjoyed the happy hour at my favorite #bar inside the supermarket. A glass of #sparklingwine, an #appetizer plate and #baguette, $5 altogether. #ham #Japan
My favorite limited-time-only dish at a #Japanese family #restaurant. An #urchin and #cuttlefish bowl. My favorite limited-time-only dish at a #Japanese family #restaurant. An #urchin and #cuttlefish bowl.
A #pork bowl with salty sauce. The #lunch special of a beer bar. $8 with salad. #restaurant #Japan A #pork bowl with salty sauce. The #lunch special of a beer bar. $8 with salad. #restaurant #Japan
Walking to the grocery store near my home. A view over the bridge. #river #snow #mountains #Japan Walking to the grocery store near my home. A view over the bridge. #river #snow #mountains #Japan

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