kenichi kono (en)

My name is kenichi kono.I’m originally from yokohama JAPAN and now living in SHINJUKU.I I’ve never lived in other counties,only been to the states for a couple of times.

drummer/DJ/web magazine director and writter/event organizer

There are so many cool artists and street scene in Tokyo.They’ve got good qualities and strong vibes but not on media that much.

So I decided to show our cultures,music,scene, what ever comes up through this blog and want pepole to know what’s goin on here in Japan in my poor english skills.I will try to post em once a week or more.

TRUST ME.ALL ARTISTS IN THIS BLOG are REAL.I hope they are focused more and if you live in Japan, please change your weekend plan sometime and see new stuff and have new experience.thank you! and


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88 are you doing?

My grand mother turned to be 88yo last year.And we call it “米寿~beijyu~”.I guess in English It could be”88 th birthday”?or something like “celebrate her 88 b-day”?

Hmmm in English It doesn sound like something special tho….

米 means RICE and 寿 means like happiness or best wishes or something like that. But why its 88=米? Look st this kanji 米。米 is made of two kanji “八八=88”
so….as 88th b-day,its called 米寿.

Now I’m gettin confuzing that I could explain in right way but

WE CELEBRATE FOR someone’s  88TH B-DAY in japan

So I went to my grandma’ place with my mom in somewhere Tokyo to take her photos.Like i said she is 88yo now but she is still living by her self.We already  asked her to live together manytimes but she doen’t want to haha…. She can’t live with someone else, and just don’t want to be said something like what to do by someone else. JUST LIKE ME.Thx for this good or bad genetics!that make pepole think I’m unfriendly and anti-social haha….


for this 88th b-day, we wear kinda yellow kimono and hat.Actually I didn’t even know this.But this is the point that I went to see her to take pictures.

This is my grandma

she got very lovely smile

and another beautifull pic


mom and daughter~親子~


When I meet my family, I always think how many times I can see  them more?how many times we can spend time more?especially after 311 big earthquake….. even if we live in the same country I feel unsafe or unsure.
So I have to appreciate more giving me this moment and chance.

Hope all your family are happy where ever they are.

oh and I got order from my mom to take her pic for her funeral in future lol.but mom….you seem like spending your life untill 100yo so you not going to use this pic…..too young for your funeral…..I will use your 88th b-day pic for that.

well Let’s talk bout music next time…