something

Hello English speaking people. I’m Japanese and I can’t speak English. (Laughs) I often hear that Japanese people are not good at speaking English, and I am a typical Japanese person. (Laughs) Japanese and English are so different in structure that it takes time to understand. I can’t speak English, French, or Spanish, so why am I writing this embarrassing blog? It’s all because I want people all over the world to listen to my music. It started.

I think language is closely related to creating music. There are many Japanese people who sing in English without even singing in Japanese. However, if a song is an expression of one’s emotions, wouldn’t it be most natural to sing in the language we speak in our daily lives?

Songs are born from simple everyday life, but I think that simple daily life is universal and has nothing to do with race. Even if you don’t understand the language, you can somehow convey your feelings through gestures. We are the same person!

I don’t know what you are singing, but I can feel something. In the same way, you don’t know what is written in this blog, but I think you can feel something.

Race and language are important, but life seems to be about feeling that “something”. At the moment when I feel glad that I was born, I feel “something”.

I don’t know if my music has that “something” or not, but I just try to do my best to make others feel that “something”. That is why I write this blog.

Race doesn’t matter, career doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter if you can’t speak the language. Feeling like this, I sing a song in my heart every day.

cocolo

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.

seiza song

Well, for the first time in a while, I’m going to write this blog. Not because I was burnt out, but because it took me a long time to build a system to sell downloads of my original songs on this site.


Japan is on a week-long vacation right now, and everyone is off somewhere for a short trip or something. I had planned to stay at home, but my family wanted to clean the house, so I reluctantly went out to Tokyo yesterday. Let me try to tell you about those memories.


I went to a town called Ueno, where I entered a museum in a park. It was not that someone I knew was painting, but it was already summer and hot outside, so I stopped by to cool off. It had been a long time since I had seen a painting, and although there was nothing memorable about it, it made me feel somewhat peaceful.
So I went to a nearby temple to pray for no reason. LOL!

I was tired of walking and decided to take a rest somewhere, so I searched on my phone and found a rakugo theater nearby called “Suzumoto” where I entered and listened to a rakugo performance.


Rakugo is a type of comical storytelling that has been practiced in Japan since the Edo period (1603-1868). A professional storyteller, called a rakugo performer, sits alone on a cushion called a zabuton and tells a rakugo story in front of the audience, making them laugh.
The performer must sit on the zabuton in seiza.


Seiza is the correct way for Japanese people to sit, which has been handed down from the ancient times, with knees bent and buttocks on heels. None of the foreigners sit in seiza, but Japanese people always sit in seiza during Japanese ceremonies and funerals. A Japanese who cannot sit in seiza is not Japanese. Especially at funerals, when monks chant sutras, everyone sits on the cushions and listens to the sutras, but the sutras are so long that at the end, their legs go numb and they can no longer sit on the cushions. Laughing, I realized that Japanese people still love to sit on the floor.

However, professional storytellers of yesterday’s rakugo (traditional Japanese comic storytelling) continue to sit in seiza on a zabuton while they perform their stories. They are professionals! It can’t be that sitting in seiza posture is not painful! LOL!


This is why I want my original songs to be professional as well. Would you like to hear my seiza song? They are available for download. Just sit on a cushion and listen to it in front of the stereo. I won’t be responsible if your knees break…. LOL!

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

COCOLO

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.

Hinomaru and the sun

Hello! Today’s Japan is a holiday. It is the birthday of the current emperor of Japan. I haven’t gone out yet today, but maybe the cityscape is full of Hinomaru.

The Hinomaru is both the national flag of Japan and the symbol of the country of the sun. There is one round red sun in the square white flag. It is very plain compared to the flashy colored flags of other countries. When I was a kid, I hated such a sober Hinomaru, but now that I’m an adult, I don’t think it’s a mess. Somehow, I think this soberness is good. (Lol)

By the way, the round red of the Hinomaru is thought by all Japanese to be the sun, because when we were children, we all drew the sun in red. Yes, the Japanese think that the color of the sun is red.

However, according to the rumor of the wind, the sun is drawn in yellow in foreign countries! I can not believe that! The sun is yellow! I thought so, and when I looked directly at the sun rising in the sky, my eyes became dark. (Lol)

Of course. There is no color on the sun. However, if the color of the sun’s light is yellow, that may be the case … but I thought it wouldn’t look red. I wonder why I draw the sun in red. From the perspective of people around the world, I think this is the reason why Japanese people seem to be different. (Lol)

I don’t know if it’s because of that or not, but the album jacket of my original work “Sun” is a little different from the Japanese Hinomaru, the sun inside is white and the surroundings are yellow. It is set to. For my music, the sun is not colored and the surroundings are yellow. (Lol)

Why don’t you listen to the 13 songs in this album “Sun”? You should see a different color of the sun, neither the yellow sun nor the red, of course, like the Hinomaru. I don’t think the color is decided by me, but by you who listened to it.

With Google Translate

“the sun “

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.

Soba musician YUKIO

In Japan, the state of emergency was finally lifted in October. Everyone seems to be going out somewhere, and my neighbor seems to have gone on a trip. As for me, I’m writing this blog. Today, I’m only going to listen to classical music at a coffee shop for about an hour.

It’s a beautiful day again, and I’m sure the city will be crowded with people. I just hope that the coronavirus won’t spread again.

On days like this, Japanese people love to eat cold soba noodles. Let’s talk about soba this time. Soba is a type of noodle unique to Japan that is not found in Europe or the United States. Soba is made from buckwheat flour, flour(tsunagi), and water, and is served in a soy sauce-based soup that Japanese people love. The most important thing to remember is to suck up the soba with a lot of noise.

Zzzzzz !

and eat it.

This is Tokyo style. (laughs)

The most recommended topping for this soba is tempura. Tempura and soba are the perfect combination, and the taste is out of this world. It is as good as French or Chinese food.

tenpura and soba

That’s why I’m a soba musician. (laughs) I’m a tempura singer. (laughs) Why don’t you listen to my original Japanese songs while eating soba? It has a depth that you won’t find in English songs. (laughs)

Autumn breeze

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I’m YUKIO, a “onigiri” singer.

Hello, this is YUKIO, a “onigiri” singer. What is “onigiri”? It is a soul food that Japanese people love, whose staple food is white rice. After cooking the rice, the rice is rolled by hand. Japanese people go on picnics with the “onigiri” packed in lunch boxes.
Speaking of Japanese food, “sushi” is famous, but “sushi” can also be said to be a small “onigiri” topped with raw fish fillets.

I have listened to English songs, but I grew up eating “onigiri”. So, of course, I sing songs that are different from American and European songs. Why don’t you listen to my “onigiri” song like this! ??

Even if you say “onigiri”, there are various types of “onigiri”, some of which are umeboshi or kelp wrapped in them. Each person has different tastes. The most typical one is “onigiri” wrapped with seaweed. It is delicious.

Please listen to my original song while eating “onigiri”. I’m sure you will see a landscape you have never seen before.

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