My friend Ray,photographer, take place a Japanese Goth Club Event “Heave Pop” Each 2 moths.
Next Event will take place on 6/23(SUN) at Sangenjyaya Hells Bar (Next to the Shibuya on a train)
appearance of of late Heavy POP
ASK(About HEAVE POP and so on)
Hello. I’m kaosu.
Today I’ll show you my lifetime work “KONTON project”
I took piano lessons when I was 3 years old.
At first, I took lessons from my mothers friend.
I started from Beyer Piano Manual.
But I was disregard of Beyer Manual, and I began to play the piano freely without music theory or score.
KONTON project started when I was 3 years old
Hear you can see my music world.
KONTON means CHAOS – kaosu
I’m on recuperation.
2012, I was broken down.
So 2013, I will restore.
I’m enjoying talking with Russian,French,Singaporean and American.
Art talks. There lies no words.
next , I’ll write about Japanese Goth,Lolita and Fairy Club Event “Heavy Pop”
and there is a lot of Japanese V-rock artist I want to introduce you.
see you later !
Fashion creator Kamiyama has a keen sense on the trends of Japanese youths, and his new designs incorporate a look that is being used in more and more video games, TV shows, and movies.
Lucy Pop is the name of his brand, and he now collaborates with many corporations and famous individuals like Danny Choo who’s Mirai chan figure has come to life with an outfit and anyone can wear.
In this episode, we’ll take a closer look at Kamiyama’s Lucy Pop fashions and learn more about why high school girls are interested in this kind of style.
The first stage of the reconstruction project of Nagoya Castle “Honmaru palace”(/本丸御殿, honmaru-goten, the main palace) being completed , opened to public on the 29th. (http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/) and (http://www.hommaru-palace.city.nagoya.jp/)
The castle was originally built in 1615 as the residence and palace of the feudal lords of the Owari Tokugawa family which was the top lineage of the three highest relative family-clans of the Tokugawa shogun family. The Honmaru palace was actually the residence for the lords and later on it came to be used exclusively for the guest house for shoguns when they visited the castle.
The palace’s pre-openning show was hosted to the press and a grand opening ceremony was hosted by the city with Nagoya Mayor, Takashi Kawamura, who confidently made a remark where he told the press that this reconstruction was quite accurate and faithful according to the original design’s blueprint, Shoichiro Toyota, honorary chairperson of Toyota, and other about 250 guests. Nagoya Omotenashi Busho-tai (/名古屋おもてなし武将隊, Nagoya hospitality warlords group), which is a dance performer’s group of six whose members wear special costumes of warlords in warring state age joined and conducted a performance show there. The six warlords of Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Ieyasu Tokugawa, Toshiie Maeda, Kiyomasa Kato, and Keiji, whose parts are performed by the Busho-tai members were all from Nagoya, closer areas,or related to those areas and still popular in those areas or even nationwide as historical figures. (http://www.hommaru-palace.city.nagoya.jp/)
Nagoya Castle Park is open 9:00am – 16:30pm(entrance to the Keep or Honmaru palace is up to 16:00pm) but 9:00am – 18:30pm(entrance up to 17:00pm) between May 29th – Sep. 1st in 2013. The addmission fee is ￥500 for an adult and ￥100 for an elderly citizen of Nagoya City, and free of charge for a junior high school student and younger, and discounts are available for certain types of a group.
Aoi Festival(/葵祭, Aoi-matsuri, Hollyhock Festival) ,which is one of the three great festivals of Kyoto was held in that city on May 15th. (http://www.kyokanko.or.jp/aoi/)
The festival is for two shrines of Kamikamo shrine and Shimokamo Shrine both of which are in Kyoto. The main part of the festival is a parade of more than 500 people clad in period costumes of traditional Japanese priests and nobles. The symbolic figure of the parade is Saio-dai(/斎王代, acting head priestess of the two shrines) and this time a 20- year-old female collage student was appointed as the 58th Saio-dai and showed up in the decorated float-sedan in the parade.
Other sacred events followed the parade and tea ceremonies were held for the visitors in the shrines.
This festival is for Kanda-myojin Shrine in Chiyoda-ward Tokyo, which is more than 1,300 years old. The festival itself has been held for more than hundreds of year as well. And it is one of the three great festivals in Tokyo and also one of the three great ones of Japan as a whole. The festival has been held every other year but the plan was suspended in 2011 due to the East Japan Earthquake, so this time it was held for the first time in the past four years.
The festival consists of several events and the climax are Shinko-sai(/神幸祭, gods parade festival) and Mikoshi-miyairi(/神輿宮入, moving shrines entering in the shrine’s place ), and the first is a parade of about 300 people clad in period costumes walking about 30 km in the shrines area of Kanda,Otemachi, Nihonbashi,marunouchi,and Akihabara. The latter one is peopel carry about 80 moving shrines to walk down in the town and latter on all one them come back to Kanda-myojin Shrine one after another.
Actually, I myself visited the shrine on the 12th when Mikoshi-miyairi was held and watched the great situations of huge passions and excitements of so many people there. Japanese traditional festivals are really splendid and even young people love and happily support them well.
ICOMOS resolved to recommend Mr.Fuji, the highest mountain of Japan and a popular tourists’ destination which is thought to be one of Japan’s symbol, and its related areas as a World Cultural Heritage Site on May 1st. (http://www.icomos.org/fr/)
ICOMOS has authority to recommend candidates of a World Heritage Site to UNESCO(http://www.unesco.org/new/en/), and as once such a candidate is recommended, it is highly probable that candidate is to be designated as such a Site.
Therefore, Mt. Fuji is highly supposed to be designated at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee which is to be held from June 16th and on in Cambodia. So many people, the Japanese government, municipal governments, and tourism related industries, and others are all excited and a huge expectation.
ICOMOS excluded one area of Miho-no-Matsubara from the object of recommendation, as the area is remote and apart from Mt. Fuji itself.Still the Council for Cultural Affairs which is the advisory committee for the Commissioner of Agency for Cultural Affairs retains that area as a part of the candidate and expects the perfect designation.
Hibiki members are volunteers authorized by the Meiji Shrine. We offer a tea ceremony to people from overseas as a part of the international cultural exchange program.
Thanks to the Meiji Shrine and the International Nodate Association, the tea ceremony is held in a traditional Japanese house which is not usually open to the public. The Meiji Emperor partly designed the Japanese garden and built the house for the Empress.
During the ceremony, a tea host or hostess is accompanied by an English translator and serves a cup of powdered green tea with Japanese confectionary. The ceremony takes about 60 minutes. It costs 1,000 Yen per person. (including tea, confectionary, English translation service by professional interpreter–guides, and admission to Gyoen Japanese Garden). Thousands of irises start flowering.
The tea ceremony sessions start at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm, so please come to Harajuku gate by 10:00 am or 1:30pm . We will take you to the teahouse (about 8 minutes’ walk). Upon request we also offer a free-guided tour to the main shrine before (or after) the ceremony.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
Date: June 2, 2013
Time: morning session at 10:00 am
afternoon session at 1:30 pm
Meet: Harajuku Torii Gate of Meiji Shrine
Place: Kakuuntei house in Gyoen Japanese Garden
New cafe opens in Roppongi Hills until June 16th.
The theme of the cafe is “Hatsune Miku with LOVE.” Around 30 tables are installed in the space which displays illustrations by Yuichi Murakami and ixima. A 158 cm tall figure of Hatsune Miku in her actual size will also be displayed on stage.
The menu consists of 10 types of food menus such as the “39 (Miku) Curry” (1,000 yen) and “Miku Pita Sandwich” (780 yen), and 8 types of drinks such as “Miku Hopper” (700 yen) and “levan Polkka” (700 yen).
I made costumes for the vocalist”Yuuko Suzuhana” and Wadaiko drummer”Kurona”(from Crow×Class～黒鴉組～https://www.facebook.com/) in this music video.
These designs are between Kimono and western clothes.
Especially, I used real Kimono and Obi to make the vocalist’s costume.
This song’s name is 「六兆年と一夜物語」(Rokutyounen to ichiyamonogatari) .
Original song is Vocaloid song by IA(one of Vocaloid).
It’s interesting to listen both and compare the covered version and the original version’s peculiarities.
Model, Fashion creator
Actors Shun Oguri (小栗旬) and Haruma Miura (三浦春馬) will star in Toei’s Captain Harlock computer-graphics film.
Oguri will play Captain Harlock and Miura, in his first voice acting role, will play a new character created for the film named Yama. Yama is a young man who infiltrates the Arcadia in an attempt to assassinate Captain Harlock.
Writer Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC novels, live-action Bōkoku no Aegis) reconstructed the story to reflect the themes of modern society, and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) is directing with the latest filmmaking technology in the style of a Hollywood production. This film has Toei Animation’s highest production budget ever at the equivalent of over 30 million U.S. dollars.
Toei Animation has also released a new trailer to announce the release date in Japan of September 7. The first 30 seconds of the below video are new.
Funimation is now offering three printable and three digital Mother’s Day cards featuring the characters from Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children anime film. The movie follows the story of a single mother, Hana, and her two children, who are part wolf. The cards celebrate “fierce, protective, and loving” mothers like Hana.
Funimation licensed the film last October and is currently screening it in the United States with plans to also release it on home video this year. The film originally opened in Japan last July.
Mother’s Day in the United States is this Sunday, May 12.
Hakone Yuryo, a new hot spring facility opened in Hakone Yumoto, the basic station area of Hakone resort area on March 27th. (http://www.hakoneyuryo.jp/ or http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.488238681231944.1073741826.442578639131282&type=3)
Hakone Yuryo(/箱根湯寮, a hot spring facility in Hakone) is established for visitors who would like to enjoy hot spring baths and related services of relaxation in one-day tours.
Hakone Yuryo is located in the vicinity of Hakone Yumoto station and free shuttle buses can take you there taking just 3 minutes. The facility is equipped with big public bath, 19 private open-air baths, some other types of bath items, a restaurant, souvenir shop, a massage parlor ,and stuff. The basic fee of an adult visitor(13 years or older ) is 1300 yen (≒＄13 )and of a child is 650 yen, and additional services require surcharges respectively.
Owakudani aerial railway station’s new building opened after a long term of remodeling construction in Hakone on April 24th.
Hakone as a whole is a quite famous and popular tourist destination among both Japanese and foreign tourists, and Owakudani is one of the most popular part in the hot spring resort area of Hakone. (http://www.owakudani.com/index-e.html)
Odakyu that owns the facilities there spent 10 billion yen on the construction, as the old building built in 1959 had become very old and also some functions were not good enough. And now, visitors there are able to see the columns of smoke from the Owakudani valley the prominent eye-catcher of the area, Suruga Bay, Tokyo SkyTree, and Mt, Fuji from inside the restaurant inf the new building, all of which were not seen from the old one.
Zenkoji Ekoin, an annex temple of Zenkoji, a famous and popular Buddhist temple in Nagano pref. , in Ryogoku Tokyo hosts a special series of ceremonies April 27-May 19.(http://ekoin.or.jp/event201301/#eventdetail)
As I wrote in my last post, Ryogoku is a “home town” of sumo culture and Ekoin is in that area. In the Edo Period (1603-1868), sumo matches were primarily held at that temple and Nezumi-kozou, a popular “good thief”‘s grave site is there as well. In that period the temple hosted special ceremonies for consolation of souls of the victims of fires, accidents, and other calamities often. So, this time the temple hosts special ceremonies for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Such ceremonies are held for the first time in the postwar days.
The basic ceremony is called “Degaicho”, a disclosure ceremony, in which enshrined Buddha images usually hidden and other special treasures usually hidden are disclosed to the public for promoting offerings for donations and contributions for the victims and rebuilding projects.
During the ceremony term, some events are also held, such as music conserts, comic story telling, kabuki, noh, parades of monks, sumo wrestlers, and , temple infants, and others.