e-zuka’s 52nd birthday is coming up on 2/22 (soon!). If you are a member of the mobile fan club, please use the BaraRaji radio message form to send him a birthday message!
This November e-ZUKA will be doing a special talk and demonstration of his new ESP guitar model, ZUKAPPER. There’s room for 40 people, with winners being chosen from an email lottery.
Submit the form on this page before 11/9/2018 to enter the ticket lottery. Winners will be notified on 11/12/2018 and must pay in advance via bank transfer or at the ESP Museum.
Event: ZUKAPPER Talk & Demonstration
Venue: Shibuya ESP Museum
Time: Doors open @ 14:30 / Start @ 15:00
Cost: 2,000 yen
This coming weekend (September 14-16) will see e-zuka and Takita playing together Friday night, and Takita on Saturday night.
Friday night, e-zuka and Takita will be joining Kyosokarma — vocalist Taka, shamisen player KIJI — in Shinjuku. Unfortunately, tickets for this apparently went on sale in July, and it’s sold out.
Tickets might still be available for Takita’s Saturday live at the Osaka Jack Lion, where he’ll be joining guitarist Yonekawa Hideyuki, drummer Kawaguchi Chisato and keyboardist Yabuki Taku.
You can submit a request for tickets here. Be sure to include your name, your mobile phone number and number of tickets needed. Tickets are 4,000 yen in advance.
e-zuka and Takita will again be playing at Hey Joe in Yokohama this July.
In advance: 4,000 yen
Day of: 4,500 yen
Tickets can be reserved via email using the form at the bottom of the Hey Joe web site starting 6/23/2018 at 17:00. You can reserve up to 2 tickets.
FYI, the tickets sold out VERY quickly for the last show, so be sure to apply as soon as possible.
Event: 「Punchline Experiment」
Venue: Hey Joe Yokohama
Time: Doors Open — 18:00 / Show Starts — 19:00
e-zuka will be joining vocalist Yuka.i and pianist Kawakatsu Yoichi and others for a live house show in Kichijoji this September.
In advance 4,000 yen + drink
Day of: 4,500 yen + drink
For advance tickets, email reception will start at 12:00 PM on 7/1/2018. Requests should go to email@example.com. Be sure to put 9/1ライブ予約 in the subject line and include your name (nickname okay) and number of guests (include guest names).
For more info, check out e-zuka’s blog entry.
Event: Yuka.i friends one man LIVE
Time: 18: 00 open / 19: 00 start
Venue: Kichijoji MANDA-LA 2
e-zuka has apparently known Kinohachi for many years (he shares some older blog entries from 14 years ago where the two of them were together in Tokamachi).
Eagle-eyed fans may also recognize – KIJI – as the fox-masked shamisen player from the Y.W.F. live at Fuji Q back in 2012.
Kinohachi’s website lists a tour option from Japan to Beijing. Details can be seen here.
Performers: KinoHachi (shakuhachi), – KIJI – (shamisen), Takeuchi Jun (violin), Iizuka Masaaki (guitar), Takita Isamu (bass), Takayama June (keyboard) & Yoshihisa
Date: June 16, 2018
Time: Doors Open @ 18:30 / Show Starts @ 19:30 (CST)
Venue: Chinese National Library Center for the Arts (No. 33 South Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing, China)
The event organizers say there were > 830 boxes of curry left (over 1,100 were sold!) and they’d really like to sell the rest.
Sale and delivery is only in Japan, but if you’re outside Japan, and interested, feel free to contact me and we can work something out.
If you’re inside Japan, it’s cash on delivery, except in the case of Okinawa and other “remote” islands. Each box is 1,000 yen, and there will be a cash on delivery charge based on the number of boxes purchased. Delivery will be within one week of ordering.
To order, email the following info to firstname.lastname@example.org:
# of boxes