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Yamapi‘s new TV show has started on Nihon TV in
January 3,2012.
the Program title is
YAMASHITA TOMOHISA ROUTE 66, all alone in America
He travels on Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles by car,
alone, a cameraman and a few staffs aside.

First of all he went to a used car dealership in Chicago
to find his partner of the trip. and met an old red truck
there.

Yamapi “How old is this car?”
shopman “It’s 1985 ”
Yamapi “Oh, same age as me…”
shopman  ”Realy? this will work perfectly.”


Yamapi test-drived the car


shopman  ”Do you like it?”
Yamapi   ”Yes,I like it…I’ll take it!”

after this kind of talk Yamapi bought this rickety vehicle.
I guess the reason why he picked out the car is
“the same age” maybe 😀
Yamapi gave a name to his new car as “Akkun
He looks kind of happy, feeling relaxed than usual in a
strange place where nobody knows him.
By the way, it is also in 1985(the year of Yamapi’s birth)that
Route 66 was decommissioned, something mysterious connection ♪
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at a used car dealership in Chicago

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finally he got this car of the same age as him

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buying a sleeping bag, foods and magazines for travelling,
talking friendly with the store staff

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going to restaurant for breakfast

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He ordered an omelette as the old kindly waitress recommended it

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the restaurant is famous because most of the route 66
travelers are first to visit
He was saying “I was looking forward to coming to this restaurant”

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”delicious!” with a pleased look

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drinking beer in the bar, his beautiful profile like an actress!

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JIN and Ayase haruka

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Since the drama “JIN“, we haven’t really seen Ayase Haruka much on TV lately. It makes me feel a little bit sad. She did good job in JIN, especially in the first part of it.
“Jin” is a fantasy drama broadcast in 2010 and 2011 by TBS TV of Japan. The main character Minakata Jin, a doctor of the university hospital, timeslipped into the past “Edo period“,the time of the Samurai warriors. Ayase played a role of a samurai family’s daughter Saki and supports Jin‘s medical work with enthusiasm, They save the people who get infected with cholera or work hard to help a syphilitic oiran (a kind of a hetaera at that time) by producing penicillin by themselves. Saki is falling in love with Jin gradually, but they keep passing each other for some reason… In the end Jin suddenly returns to the present time and they don’t end up getting together. He spends days suffering from grief. One day he happens to meet Saki’s granddaughter and receives a letter which is from Saki in the past to Jin of the current day…I could not see it without tears.

Although people don’t watch  TV dramas very much recently in Japan, the drama became a big hit in years. Ayase Haruka looked very good in samurai-age figures, and was  able to make the role pure and attractive.

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.pictures above from televised shots of the variety show ”Arashi ni shiyagare”

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from here, JIN Gallery

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Matsumoto Jun ,a member of Arashi, and Hollywood star Heyden Christensen look somewhat alike, dont they? they are distinctive-looking handsome guys.

  

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Johnny’s Yamapi and Kaka, a star soccer player. their features are noble, but little bit feminine .

  

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.What a beautiful tender smile both they have! I love them.

  

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A Soccer superstar David Beckham and Takizawa Hideaki ,Johnny’s star. Both are very good-looking guys. They are similar especialy in their eyes and mouths.

 

 

 

.Ninomiya Kzunari, an Arashi member, and Matsuyama kenichi,a Japanese actor.  They are exactly alike but height. People who look them first would almost impossible to tell them apart  😀

Matsu-ken                                   Nino

  

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Needless to say,Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Hartnett. It seems just like father and son. Someday I want to see them as father and son in the screen.

    

    
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The Hollywood popular actress Drew Barrymore and a Japanese comedienne Naomi Matsushima. She is one of the comedy duo ” Othello” The name come from black and white stones of Othello game, Matsushima has white skin, in contrast her partner has a dark complexion. I think Matsushima more looked like Barrymore of her days when she was still less sophisticated.

Drew Barrymore            Naomi Matsushima
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Take Pictures

As I’v got a digital single-lens reflex camera, I’m taking pictures of anything at random. The model is Pnasonic LUMIX DMC-GF1. This is succeeded by GF2 which Ayase Haruka (Japanese actress) and Sato Takeru (Japanese actor) promote on TV.  The camera is small for a SLRI, easy-to-use. Now it’s still too cold to go away for taking picutres , so only in my own back yard.

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Ayase is so cute and beautiful, Takeru is a little bit short but kakkoii!

.           .              .                Ayase and Sato

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.   Chibi just turned19 years old. How long she lives! I like her face sleeping in peace..

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.    She stands by the window in the morning light. somehow melancholy?.

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.  Wild ducks living in the nearby river. A person of the neighborhood feed them at about   the same time each day.
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.The pigeons always com and get a tiny share of the ducks’meal..

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.                      .                .  This is my new camera

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.The Hitomi Kaido Street which runs from Suginami Ward to Fuchu city, lined with thick keyaki trees which seem to be handreds of years old. I was surprised that the trees  were so hard like concrete when I touched them. In the time of Samurai,  Hikyaku(express messenger at that time)or Kago (a palanquin) must have come and went here.

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.My yard, a camellia tree, bleakness in winter..

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Here are Two songs by  Oda Kazumasa , who is a Japanese singer and also known as the leader of the folk band Off Course. Off Course was active from 1969 to 1989. They produced many hit songs. I  love Oda’s  beatiful high tone.  Somehow I tend to prefer  high note of male voice.

眠れぬ夜 Nemurenu yoru

たとえ君が目のまえで ひざまづいてすべてを わすれてほしいと 涙ながしても

ぼくはきみのところへ 二度とはかえらない あれが愛の日々なら もういらない

愛にしばられて うごけなくなる なにげない言葉が 傷つけていく

愛のないまいにちは 自由なまいにち 誰もぼくを責めたり できはしないさ

それでもいま君が あの扉をあけて はいってきたら 僕にはわからない

君の横を通りぬけ とびだしてゆけるか くらいくらいくらい 闇のなかへ

ねむれない夜と雨の日には 忘れかけてた 愛がよみがえる

A Sleepless night

If you kneel before me and  beg “fogive everything I’v done “with tears, I would never accept you again. If those days were “Love” I don’t want them anymore.  Love binded me, and I became to get stuck in the mud. Even simple words became to hurt each other’s feelings. Now what easy days without love!  Nobody can blame me
Even so, if you come in through that door now, I’m not sure that I fall out of the room and go into the lonely lonely darkness again.
A sleepless night or a rainy day triggers the memory of love that has almost pass from our mind.

(sorry if mistranslation)

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愛をとめないで Ai wo tomenaide

やさしくしないで 君はあれから あたらしい別れをおそれている

僕が君の心の とびらをたたいてる 君のこころが そっと そっと ゆれはじめてる

愛をとめないでそこから逃げないで あまい夜はひとりで見ないで

君の人生が二つにわかれてる そのひとつがまっすぐに 僕のほうへ

なだらかなあしたへの 坂道をかけのぼって いきなり君をだきしめよう

愛をとめないで そこから逃げないで 眠れぬ夜はいらない もういらない

愛をとめないで そこから逃げないで 素直に涙をながせばいいから

ここへおいで くじけた夢を すべてその手に かかえたままで

僕の人生が二つにわかれてる そのひとつがまっすぐに…

Don’t Stop Loving

Don’t be kind. Since then, you’ve been afraid of another breaking up. I’m knocking the door of your heart. You heart gradually gradually moving. Don’t stop loving, don’t run away from it. Don’t be alone at sweet night.

Here are 2 paths of your life. One towards to me. Run up a hill of tomorrow. Hold you, just because. Don’t stop loving. Don’t run away from it. no more sleepless night Don’t stop loving. Don’t run away from it. Let tears flow. come here with lost dreams, holding everything in your arms. Here are 2 paths of my life. One towards …

These songs became a big hit in Japan in the 1970s. Every song has harmonious melody, touched all of our hearts. I think they are so beautiful , but it sounds a little sad. Although the tempo of  the songs  seems a lot slower by todays sense,  I  feel comforted. So I like them very much.

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”The white coral reef” by Machida Yoshito

(the lyrics in Japanese)

”白い珊瑚礁” shiro sangosho

青い海原 むれとぶかもめ 心ひかれた 白いサンゴ礁

いつか 愛する人ができたら きっと二人でおとずれるだろう

南のはての 海のかなたに ひそかにねむる 白いサンゴ礁

まことの愛を見つけたときに きっと二人でおとずれるだろう…

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”White color is lover’s ” by Betsy &Chris

Betsy and Chris is a girl duo singer who came from Hawaii to Japan in the 1970s. They sang  really good Japanese. Soon their beautiful voice  fascinated the Japanese audiendes. The songs are well-worth listenning  even now.

” Betsy and Chris” produced their first golden hit “Shiroi Iro Wa Koi Bito No Iro (White color is lover’s)”, written by Kazuhiko Kato, in 1970, and they spent the next five years recording, touring, and promoting in Japan as major recording stars. During that time they appeared and performed on TV, radio and stage.

”白い色は恋人の色” shiroi iro ha koibito no iro

花びらの白い色は 初恋の色   なつかしい白ゆりは 恋人の色

ふるさとのあの人の あの人の足もとに咲く 白ゆりの

花びらの白い色は 恋人の色

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”A white swing” by  Billy Ban Ban

Billy Ban Ban is a Japanese brother duo singer. They were very popular  among young people for  their charming voice and harmony.

“白いブランコ” shiroi buranko

君はおぼえているかしら あの白いブランコ

風にふかれて ふたりでゆれた あの白いブランコ

日ぐれはいつも さびしいと ちいさな肩を ふるわせた

きみに口づけしたときに やさしくゆれた 白い白い ブランコ…

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”For saying  goodbye to sadness” by  Billy Ban Ban

This  was the theme song for a popular TV drama at that time.

“さよならをするために” sayonara wo surutameni

すぎた日のほほえみを みんな君にあげる 夕べ枯れてた花が いまは咲いているよ

すぎた日の悲しみも みんな君にあげる あの日知らない人が いまはそばに眠る

あたたかな昼さがり とおりすぎる雨に ぬれることを 夢にみるよ 風にふかれて

胸にのこる思い出と さよならをするために…

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”while he was  gone…” by   Simons

Hmm.. I cna’t express the  title in English well. This is a song of unrequited love. A gilr who has just fallen out of love goes to somewhere with a bunch of flowers in her hands rather cheerfully! Then where will she go? She goes to the sea that hold memories for their relationship and throws the flowers to the sea to shut the door on the past.

Simons also a girl duo singer with beautiful high notes.

”恋人もいないのに…” koibito mo inainoni

恋人もいないのに バラの花たば抱いて いそいそ出かけて いきました

空はいつになく 青く澄んで 思わず泣きたくなるのです

恋人もいないのに バラの花たば抱いて これからいったい どこへいくの

風はいつになく いじわるそうに つらい質問するのです

バラの花たば 胸にいっぱい いそいそ出かける 思い出の海…


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my pet’s accident

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On a cold morning.she jumped across gas burner in the kitchen and this happened! But she didn’t seem to feel pain at all as it was just in a moment

anyway looks like budding, haha

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poor Chibi XD

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and what is more
bad-mannered old lady 😀

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