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 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)
e-zuka will be joining Takita Isamu for the last two dates of his Rising Moon Crescent tour which will be at The Live Station in Tokyo.
Tickets are still available for both shows via eplus. For more details and the ticket links, check out Takita’s blog.
Takita has teamed up with BLUE ROSE to produce four pendants and five rings featuring a cross designed by Takita himself. Here’s an example of one pendant and one ring:
The pendants range in price from 12,960~22,680 yen, while the rings run from 12,960~17,280 yen. The pendants are silver while the rings are silver or silver with gold plating. All feature cubic zirconia stones. Ring sizes range from 5~23.
All items are available for online purchase on BLUE ROSE’s website (scroll down to Takita’s section).
Takita’s blog announced details for this year’s tour.
Venue: MUJICA (Nagoya)
OPEN: 18: 00 / START: 18: 30
Ticket Fee: Advance — 4,500 / At the Door — 5,000 (plus a drink charge)
Ticket Reservation: 4/7/2018 starting at 14:00, reservations ill be accepted by phone only. Details TBA.
Venue: BIG JACK (Osaka)
OPEN: 17: 30 / START: 18: 00
Ticket Fee: Advance — 4,500 / At the door — 5,000 (plus a drink charge)
Ticket Reservation: 4/7/2018 from 12:00, reservations will be taken at a private ticketing site. Details TBA.
Dates: 6/9/2018 & 6/10/2018
Venue: THE LIVE STATION (Tokyo)
Time: 6/9 — OPEN 17: 00 / START 18: 00 / 6/10 — OPEN 16 : 30 / START 17: 30
Ticket Fee: Advance — 5,500 / At the door: 6,000 (plus a drink charge)
Ticket Purchase: eplus, 4/7/2018 @ 10:00. Details TBA