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Hidemi Woods 

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

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 Lousy Neighbor / Hidemi Woods  AmazonMP3  Google Play Store   LISTEN TO FULL TRACK

Hidemi’s Rambling

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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Sushi and Beef Bowl Restaurants hr613

I happened to come across information on the Internet about a sushi restaurant that is close enough to get on foot from the bus station. Since I don’t have a car, the access by public transportation or on foot is essential for me wherever I go. Combined with the rural area I live in that has sparse …

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Jackpot hr612

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 Inside, it had the outdated concert hall where gaudy revues and magic shows used to be abundant.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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Lousy Neighbor / Hidemi Woods - The Walking Teddy Bear5

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Sunrise / Hidemi Woods - The Walking Teddy Bear 2

     Sunrise / Hidemi Woods       AmazonMP3    Google Play Store

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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Album Notes

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 Woods's Japanese songs. LISTEN TO FULL TRACKS

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Having #lunch at #KFC. A sandwich, fried potato and coffee, $5. Having #lunch at #KFC. A sandwich, fried potato and coffee, $5.
#Tempura, vegetables and #noodles are boiled in a clay pot at the table. A popular winter dish in #Japan. Comes with an #urchin and cuttlefish bowl at a family #restaurant at $10. #Tempura, vegetables and #noodles are boiled in a clay pot at the table. A popular winter dish in #Japan. Comes with an #urchin and cuttlefish bowl at a family #restaurant at $10.
The #train is running late and slowly because of #fog. #Japan The #train is running late and slowly because of #fog. #Japan
A #lunch special at the beer #restaurant. #Pork ginger, rice, and salad at $8. #Beer, $3. #Japan A #lunch special at the beer #restaurant. #Pork ginger, rice, and salad at $8. #Beer, $3. #Japan
Had a four-kinds #cheese #pizza at home. From the frozen food shelves at the grocery store, $2.50. #Japan #frozenfood Had a four-kinds #cheese #pizza at home. From the frozen food shelves at the grocery store, $2.50. #Japan #frozenfood
Spotted an interestingly painted #train. #Japan Spotted an interestingly painted #train. #Japan
Even #tempura turns into #sushi at the conveyor belt sushi #restaurant. #Cuttlefish Tempura sushi at $1. #Japan Even #tempura turns into #sushi at the conveyor belt sushi #restaurant. #Cuttlefish Tempura sushi at $1. #Japan
A neighborhood view at #dusk. #Japan #mountains #sky #snow A neighborhood view at #dusk. #Japan #mountains #sky #snow
As my TV's #speaker had deteriorated, I got a #soundbar speaker at #Amazon's New Year sale. As my TV's #speaker had deteriorated, I got a #soundbar speaker at #Amazon's New Year sale.
#Chestnut #crapes at the Italian restaurant. Only $6 for generous pieces of expensive chestnuts. #dessert #sweets #Japan #Chestnut #crapes at the Italian restaurant. Only $6 for generous pieces of expensive chestnuts. #dessert #sweets #Japan