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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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NEW SONG!! Lousy Neighbor / Hidemi Woods

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Hidemi / Hidemi Woods

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After I released full-length albums of my band in Japan, I moved to U.S. and started this project. It took about 12 years to complete, but I'm entirely satisfied with the fruit. The first solo album as Hidemi Woods. I made the instruments' arrangements, mixed down, did the mastering and sang, all by myself. I hope you enjoy my original songs with my sincere feelings, that are different from what you are used to listening.

 

Hidemi’s Rambling

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That casino was old and forlorn. Inside, it had the outdated concert hall where gaudy revues and magic shows used to be abundant. Since the casino lost its popularity and customers, the hall had been used as a makeshift break area. Those who used up money for gambling and no longer had anything to d…

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A Trip after The Storm hr611

Although I had received “the last letter to me” quoted as written from my mother a few months before in which she wrote she wouldn’t like to see me or hear from me or receive any gifts from me or stay in contact with me any more for the rest of her life, I ignored it completely and made an annual vi…

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A Bloody Smudge hr610

When I was in the shower the other night, a drop of rinsed water from my body sponge spattered right into my right eye. I washed my eye in haste over and over so as no to get germs. It was one of those things that happen all the time in our daily life and I didn’t worry so much. I actually had forgo…

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Sunrise / Hidemi Woods - The Walking Teddy Bear 2

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An Old Tree in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods

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An Old Tree in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods

My 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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The #moon, #mountains and #autumn #trees out of my window. #Japan The #moon, #mountains and #autumn #trees out of my window. #Japan
To celebrate Mickey's birthday, I tried to cook #chicken piccata. Doesn't look neat but tasted good. #cook To celebrate Mickey's birthday, I tried to cook #chicken piccata. Doesn't look neat but tasted good. #cook
Happy 90th Birthday, Mickey! Thank you for being with me always. #Mickey90 #MickeyMouse #Disney Happy 90th Birthday, Mickey! Thank you for being with me always. #Mickey90 #MickeyMouse #Disney
Having #sake and #tempura at a #Japanese family #restaurant. $8 altogether. Having #sake and #tempura at a #Japanese family #restaurant. $8 altogether.
The #mountain in front of the train station from which the bus to the nearest shopping mall from my home departs. #Japan The #mountain in front of the train station from which the bus to the nearest shopping mall from my home departs. #Japan