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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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An Old Tree in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods : On Sale!

An_Old_Tree_in_Kyoto_Cover_for_KindleMy parents live in my hometown, Kyoto, which is located in the western part of Japan. A long time ago, when Japan had the feudal system, my family was a landlord of the area. It has come to a complete downfall over the years, but my family still clings to its past glory. For them, to succeed the family is critical. I'm firstborn and have no brother which meant that I was a successor and destined to spend the whole life in my hometown. But music changed everything. To pursue a career in music, my hometown was too rural and I had to move out. Back then I was a college student and moving to a city meant dropping out of school. My parents fiercely opposed but as usual, they left the matter to my grandfather who controlled the family. Considering his way to keep a tight rein, everybody including myself thought he might kill me. I could have run away, but I wanted to tell him for once what I want to do for my life.

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Flew to Niigata that I'd never been, and had #lunch at the bar inside the supermarket. #hamburgersteak Flew to Niigata that I'd never been, and had #lunch at the bar inside the supermarket. #hamburgersteak
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#Cakes my father brought back when I visited him. #dessert #sweets #Cakes my father brought back when I visited him. #dessert #sweets
#Chinese take-out at my parents' apartment. #Chinese take-out at my parents' apartment.