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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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Hidemi’s Rambling

A Breakthrough hr616

The day arrived unexpectedly that the curse by which I had been bound for a long time freed me finally.
   Because my mother had nurtured excessive self-consciousness in me since my childhood, I had cared about how I look, how I behave, and what others think of me more than enough. I would be drenc…

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Bruises hr615

The reason I am excessively self-conscious is apparently because my mother hammered in my childhood how I should look and behave.
   Appearance is the most essential thing in my mother’s life. She always puts face-saving first among other things. That inevitably leads to her daughter’s reputation. …

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A Guest Appearance in The Tonight Show hr614

I am a singer-songwriter but don’t do any gigs before audience any more as I used to do.
   I’m too self-conscious and have an almost morbid complex about my looks. Whenever I give a live performance, I worry too much about the way I look instead of the way I play. Since I duly know my looks are …

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Lousy Neighbor / Hidemi Woods - The Walking Teddy Bear5

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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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NEW ALBUM : Hidemi / Hidemi Woods

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.

 

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Cooked #lasagna at home for #dinner, by using an instant lasagna mix. #pasta Cooked #lasagna at home for #dinner, by using an instant lasagna mix. #pasta
Received delivery of boxes of #wine that I had gotten online. $12 per 3-liter box. #tempranillo #Japan Received delivery of boxes of #wine that I had gotten online. $12 per 3-liter box. #tempranillo #Japan
Inside the #Italian #restaurant in the train station where I had pasta the other day. The best part is not being crowded! #Japan Inside the #Italian #restaurant in the train station where I had pasta the other day. The best part is not being crowded! #Japan
#Pasta at the #Italian #restaurant in the train station of my town. Shrimps and local specialty greens with #anchovy sauce. #Japan #spaghetti #Pasta at the #Italian #restaurant in the train station of my town. Shrimps and local specialty greens with #anchovy sauce. #Japan #spaghetti
#Fish and chips with #Corona #beer at the small #cafe near the train station in my town. #fishandchips #Japan #Fish and chips with #Corona #beer at the small #cafe near the train station in my town. #fishandchips #Japan
The free shuttle is available during the ski season between the train station and the hotel where my favorite lounge is. Inside the #shuttle. #mountains #snow #Japan The free shuttle is available during the ski season between the train station and the hotel where my favorite lounge is. Inside the #shuttle. #mountains #snow #Japan
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March 14th was White Day in #Japan, when a gift is sent in return for what you received on Valentine's Day. I got a cute box of baked #sweets! #cookies #whiteday March 14th was White Day in #Japan, when a gift is sent in return for what you received on Valentine's Day. I got a cute box of baked #sweets! #cookies #whiteday