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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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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.

 

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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Hidemi’s Rambling

The Last Letter from My Mother hr608

My parents sold our farms, house, land that had been inherited from generation to generation and lost everything after they had failed their business. They moved out their hometown and started their new life in a small apartment in a strange city. It was a huge blow to them because my father had giv…

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Justice Is Served hr607

The world has come to where Mr. Trump is the President of the United States of America and a villain smiles with the joy of victory even in the movie ‘Avengers Infinity War’. As for me, I had lived this desperate time while I held onto hope by watching ‘Star Wars The Last Jedi’ repeatedly. In the da…

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I Have Everything I Need hr606

The next morning, I hurried to the restaurant in the hotel to be in time for its breakfast serving time. I like to have breakfast especially at this restaurant. I can get a slight taste of an overseas travel here and a feeling that I were outside of Japan as most guests are from foreign countries. I…

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80 minutes on this local #train take me to the mall in the small city. 80 minutes on this local #train take me to the mall in the small city.
Had an all-you-can-eat #lunch at a #restaurant in the mall. Full with my favorite #Japanese snack, #takoyaki! #buffet Had an all-you-can-eat #lunch at a #restaurant in the mall. Full with my favorite #Japanese snack, #takoyaki! #buffet
Found a rare get-together at the mall. #mickeymouse #spongebob #thesimpsons #kermit Found a rare get-together at the mall. #mickeymouse #spongebob #thesimpsons #kermit
Cooled off with #whiskey and soda, and #beer at the #cafe #bar in the mall. By rising coupons, $2.50 each. Cooled off with #whiskey and soda, and #beer at the #cafe #bar in the mall. By rising coupons, $2.50 each.
Going to the city for shopping by #train. #mountains #ricepaddies Going to the city for shopping by #train. #mountains #ricepaddies