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kecak festival


My favorite ethnic music is from Bali.
It's so famous ethnic music and dance performance "Kecak".

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Posted by: ken (July 24, 2011 10:41 PM) | Permalink

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TAIJI was gone...


The legendary musician TAIJI died before yesterday...

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Posted by: ken (July 19, 2011 8:45 PM) | Permalink

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Kyoto


Kyoto is my hometown.

So many guests visit Kyoto or Osaka during them staying.


I guide them for them nice staying.

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Posted by: ken (July 13, 2011 9:29 PM) | Permalink

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Visual kei


I was fan of Visual kei when i was juniour high school and high school.

I think this kind of Japanese rock and Pop music is so special.

Some musicians wear gothic costume.

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Others become like a woman.

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And i was big fan of Kuroyume.

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Lots of bands are already break up the band.
So,I recall that age when i listen...


But!!!

Some of bands reunion again!

Kuroyume!

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Lunasea!

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And,,,X Japan!!!

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They are legend.

They will play at one of the biggest rock festival "Summer sonic" in this summer!

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Posted by: ken (July 4, 2011 10:49 PM) | Permalink

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Power of Music


"Music has a power"

Every legendary musicians say that music is very important for......Something like this.
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Also i believe power of music and i could have special moment to do music.

Japan is a one of the most important place of anti-commercialistic music seane.

For example Avant-garde music have to be independent to create new music.


First, Shonen knife
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They had a tour with Nirvana.
From Osaka!!!


Second Melt-banana.

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They play so loud and powerful hard core music.
They are quite famous in Europe.


Third ,Boredoms.

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They are famous and one of a drummer is my friend!
From Osaka too!!!

Fourth, Afrirampo.

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They are so crazy musician.
They got a invitation from famous movie director and actor etc...Vincent Gallo!!!

Unfortunately,They splited the band last year.
And the drummer is my friend too.
From Osakaaaaaa!!!

And fifth is Ken Okami.

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It's me.

I had a tour in Europe and and and...


Please visit me to ask!!!

It takes a loooong time to write about myself.

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Posted by: ken (June 30, 2011 11:07 PM) | Permalink

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Mt.Takao


What do you imagine to think of Japan?
Some of foreigners imagine about Mt.Fuji,I think.

Because, some of them have a plan to go there.
But,,,there is bit far and quite hard to climb.

So I recommend to go to Mt.Takao.

This mountain is for beginner climber's mountain.
However,you can see nice view and nature in some spot.

For example,,,
So many roots on the ground!!!
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Second is,,,
Beautiful bridge in the deep side of Takao
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Third is,,,
Nice view from middle of Takao.
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Most of people enjoy climbing even old people.

I think you too.

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Posted by: ken (June 29, 2011 10:22 PM) | Permalink

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Women's minds & Weather


In my experience, women's minds are changeable and unstable as the weather.
Hey guys, Don't you agree?

Women could break my heart, but the weather brings a lot of enjoyment to me.

I like to look at the sky because the sky will never be the same and show us a different face every day.

Colors of the sky and shape of the clouds always fascinate me.

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The views from my place ... taken within 2 months



Posted by: hideki (June 27, 2011 2:05 PM) | Permalink

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HARD LIQUOR


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Ken, what have you got in your hands?

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It is a Polish vodka and one of the guests who is from Bangladesh gave Ken.

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Can you see the number 96? It means that the vodka contains 96 percent alcohol.
Unbelievable! Ken, don't even think about drinking it! You would die ...

What kind of hard liquors do you like?


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I like 'Jack Daniel's.'
I used to have a shot glass of Jack Daniel's every night when I could not sleep.


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I am always scared of Tequila ... I lost consciousness when I was in college in Minnesota.

Everybody, drink too much hard liquor!



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Posted by: hideki (June 25, 2011 3:54 PM) | Permalink

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Thee Phantom was coming


We served guest from NY last weekend.
He is a Hip-Hop artist called"Thee Phantom".

He is very nice guy,and we talked about music little bit.
We could have good relationship during his staying.

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He played at Apple store in Ginza.
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At the same day,we serve guests from UK.And they are forming Rock band called"March of the playwrite".
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One of the member is from Osaka.
And we have a same friend!!!!

Sometime we serve musicians from all over the world.

And you???


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Posted by: ken (June 14, 2011 10:04 PM) | Permalink

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