I have started free streaming distribution.

It’s been a while. It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve headed to this blog, and I’m afraid I might forget how to write, but I found myself with some free time this Sunday afternoon and ended up here. Haha.

As I pondered what to write, there was only one topic that came to mind: since the end of last year, I’ve decided to make all the original songs I’ve created available for free streaming on the internet.

Yes, completely free.

I’ve always been vehemently against free streaming on the internet, but I’ve finally succumbed to the changing times. To be honest, I didn’t really have a choice. I need to explain why I decided to take this action.

Until now, I’ve only offered my guitar and piano solo pieces for free streaming, while keeping the fully produced band versions available only as paid downloads. However, I’ve now made all the fully produced band versions available for free streaming as well.

The main reason is that hardly anyone downloads them. Haha. While the cost of streaming isn’t significant, there are still some expenses involved. Looking at the total income over the past three years, I realized that streaming generates more revenue than downloads. So, I thought, why not make all the other pieces that were previously only available for download also available for free streaming? However, I knew this would happen from the beginning, and yet, I chose not to offer the fully produced band pieces for free streaming until now. But this time, I decided to go ahead and make everything free.

It’s not just about the financial aspect; there has also been a change in my mindset. I’ve always felt that my music doesn’t quite fit into this world, and I don’t think I have much time left in my life. So, rather than spend the rest of my life feeling alienated from the world, I decided to change my approach.

It’s not that my music doesn’t fit into this world; it’s just that this world doesn’t seem to need my music. There’s no deeper meaning to it. It’s time to stop fantasizing. When I die, my music will disappear with me, so whether it’s paid or free doesn’t matter. I just want as many people as possible to listen to it, so I’ve made it free for everyone to listen to online.

Please give it a listen if you can.

Thank you.

“I’m translating with ChatGPT.”

“ON MY WAY BACK HOME AFTER WORK” Piano Accompaniment with Vocals

Original song available for download. Ample preview options! Why not give it a listen? If you enjoy it, you can purchase it via PayPal.

  • YUKIO Fifteen songs with guitar accompaniment and vocals
  • YUKIO PIANO Thirteen piano accompaniment with vocals songs
  • COCOLO Thirteen band-formatted songs
  • SUN Thirteen band-formatted songs 
  • MOON Ten band-formatted songs
  • AOMORI Mini album of 5 songs
  • STORY Thirteen band-formatted songs

I’m distributing my music on various platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Line Music, and Amazon Music. I recommend listening to my work through these platforms. CDs are also available for purchase

typical Japanese

Hello, this is Hisashibiri. Today is December 31st, which is New Year’s Eve 2023. I’m Japanese, but there are some Japanese customs that I just can’t get used to. One of them was that at the end of the year, all Japanese people do a lot of cleaning. They cleaned the inside of their house to make it shine without a single speck of dust. lol

When I was a child, my parents used to clean the house from top to bottom in preparation for the New Year, even though they had a lot of fights. Even though it’s this cold winter season, they don’t even turn on the stove and are raging the hallways and rooms. As a child, I had no choice but to do what they told me. LOL There is no such absurdity in the world! That’s what I thought as a child.

I wish we could stop this custom! I still think about this even now as an adult. So I asked Chat GPT if the custom of year-end cleaning exists in other countries and regions other than Japan, and I was told that it seems to be the case in China, South Korea, and Iran, and that it also exists in Jewish tradition. I was somewhat convinced that it wasn’t something only found in Japan.

However, year-end cleaning is still a pain for me and I don’t want to do it. It’s just that my family looks at me with disdain. LOL When I went out without cleaning or wrote a pointless blog like this, I would get some snarky comments like, “It’s the end of the year, so make sure to clean your room!” I won’t give in to this kind of peer pressure unique to Japan! I find myself rebelling against my family every year.

Just because it’s the end of the year, why do I have to do a big cleaning? Where did the individual freedom of not having to clean go? Is there any point in cleaning even if you fight and ruin your mood? I’ll do as much cleaning as I want after New Year’s! I always make a promise in my heart every year, but in the end, on New Year’s Eve, I will take the initiative to grab a vacuum cleaner and clean every corner of the house.

I am a typical Japanese person. very loud laugh

Happy New Year everyone!

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it. 

I also distribute music on other sites.

French and Japanese cuisine

Hello, everyone. Long time no see! Is anyone still reading this blog? LOL. Now, what should I write about? By the way, the other day, I was tasked with creating sheet music by transposing the key for about six French chansons. I quickly worked on them, and lately, I’ve been receiving similar requests quite often. The more I delve into analyzing chansons, the more I’m impressed by how intricately they are crafted.

Originally, I thought you could just add a few chords to the basic three chords, right? However, complex chord progressions are incorporated, and it feels like, even if I try to integrate such progressions into my own compositions, I probably can’t. French musicians probably learn about such chord progressions in music school. But for me, a Japanese person, it’s like enjoying sophisticated French cuisine – delightful but somewhat like being in a different world. I can’t help but wonder, do we really need such intricate compositions?

However, nowadays, even Japanese hit songs have become very complex. I think the structure of songs is not so different based on the country or region. Nevertheless, I believe that, in the end, music must convey the essence of the person who created it. In that regard, I feel that many Japanese hit songs are just imitations of the West.

Why does this happen? I think it’s because Japan has a relatively short history of tonal music. While Japan has its unique folk songs and instruments, trying to express them in Western tonal music becomes challenging. For the Japanese, French cuisine is delicious and exquisite, but what really suits us is sushi and fish dishes with flavorful broth.

This time, I got a bit serious. Let’s meet again somewhere. LOL.

This time, I tried using ChatGPT for translation for the first time.

Autumn wind

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it. 

I also distribute music on other sites.

Why don’t we take a walk together at Nakano Broadway?

Today is Sunday in Japan. Now that the corona wreck is coming to an end, the city is finally becoming lively with people. The city is especially full of foreign tourists, and I always go to a facility called Nakano Broadway for a walk on Sundays, and the building is full of foreigners.

This time I would like to talk about Nakano Broadway. Of course, Nakano Broadway does not do musicals like the original Broadway in New York. A long time ago, the Japanese must have stolen only the name. smile

Nakano Broadway is a commercial facility with many shops as tenants. Mandarake is a famous manga buying shop, but recently there are many luxury watch buying shops. The number of figure shops is increasing, and I went there again today, and there were many foreigners shopping there.

As someone who lives in the neighborhood of Nakano Broadway, Nakano Broadway is a pretty interesting building, but let me introduce you to a shop that is not well known to foreigners.

The store is a record store dedicated to Japanese Enka. Enka is a popular song from 50 years ago that is still loved by the elderly in Japan, and the enka singers come to the store for live performances and campaigns. It’s a small shop, so when the singer starts singing, the shop closes the shutter so that the sound doesn’t leak. It is located on the second floor of Nakano Broadway.

There was a time when I thought about negotiating whether I could perform at this enka record store as a singer, but I gave up because I couldn’t invite fans. So, if you are reading this blog, would you like to become a fan of my song? Then I can go to this enka record store with you. I think it would be a good idea to buy your favorite figure at the figure shop on your way home.

But to tell the truth, my original song is not enka. smile

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it. 

I also distribute music on other sites.


Unfortunately, it’s raining in Japan today. It rained yesterday as well as today. I am sorry to say that this is the season when the cherry blossoms( Sakura)are in full bloom in Japan. Japanese people have a custom of admiring cherry blossoms at this time of year. The family goes on a picnic and has a party while drinking sake under the cherry blossoms in full bloom. In the past, foreigners used to look at this Japanese custom with cold eyes, but recently, I often see foreigners drinking together with Japanese people under the cherry blossom trees. smile

That’s why the cherry blossoms were in full bloom yesterday and today, and many Japanese people were supposed to go out to see the cherry blossoms on Saturday and Sunday.

However, to be honest, I don’t really like the cherry blossom viewing customs of Japanese people, and I can’t get used to them. There are some Japanese who cannot get used to such group activities. Foreigners! Not all Japanese people move in groups! smile

I don’t like group activities, but I like watching cherry blossoms in full bloom. In the past, I used to see cherry blossom trees in an unpopular park on weekday mornings while taking a walk. Cherry blossoms blooming in silence are very beautiful. Especially the scene where the cherry blossoms are scattered and the pink petals are piled up on the water surface of the river or pond below is very wonderful.

In addition, in this spring season when cherry blossoms are in bloom, the end of March is the end of the school year in Japan, and the graduation ceremony is held. You may be feeling it.

Would you like to come see the Japanese cherry blossoms( Sakura) someday? I might be holding my guitar and singing under the cherry blossom trees. Lol I’m begging you, please donate even a little money. smile

You can download YUKIO original Japanese songs! Would you like to listen? You can also listen to it.

I also distribute music on other sites.