Sunday, January 29, 2012

Interview with Hawai`i Hochi Newspaper

Me standing with Noriyoshi
and Jean Kanaizumi from the
Hawaii Hochi
"The Hawaii Hochi is a Japanese and English language, six-day-a-week, newspaper published and sold in Hawaii, United States. The newspaper was founded in 1912 to serve the Japanese immigrant community in Hawaii. At its peak in the early 1990s, the newspaper had a circulation of 9,000. The number has since dwindled to around 3,000. The newspaper is delivered by mail. The newspaper's publishing company also operates a commercial printing business." - That Definition is from W

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nikkei Fujinkai 2012

Minna-Sama! Shinen Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!
Happy 2012 everyone! The year of the dragon~!
Well on Sunday, January 22 I got the honor of performing for the Nikkei Fujinkai, which is the Japanese, American Women's Society. They're a very big Society! I am so honored that I got to perform for them.
It was at Natsunoya Tea House. I got to sing 3 songs.
1. Manju Shaka originally recorded by Yamaguchi Momoe. I had fun. I usually don't sing rock songs like that, but it was fun to step out of my shell fora while >.<
2. Kanazawa no Ame originally by Kawanaka Miyuki, I sang this song with Amy Katsumoto (Utagawa Akemi)
We got to rock our Kasa (umbrellas) I was so surprised that we came out so in sync with each other~
3. Okeri ga Omamori originally by Sakamoto Fuyumi. I sang this song for my family, mostly to my brother and grandma. Okaeri ga Omamori means "returning home is my treasure" It wasn't really an Enka song, but Kayokyoku. I got to meet so many interesting and very important people. Like I said, I'm very happy. To see the videos' from the event you can click on this URL to go to them, http://tinyurl.com/7jdnhkh

Please enjoy!