Monday, 27 September 2010

Visions of the orient

Ryucci & Me!

I grew up being obsessed with Japan the country and all things oriental, particularly Japanese and desparately wanted to visit Japan.  I vowed that one day I would go and I am glad to say that with Anders and Dexter we did 2 years ago in April.  We all want to go back as it is a fantastic place.

Not only was I obsessed with Japan as a country, I also growing up loved Japan (the band) as a teenager and when the film Merry Christmas Mr Lawerence came out I thought Ryucci Sakamoto was seriously stunning and there too cemented my love of Japan again!  If it was Japanese, it was cool and I remember playing "forbidden colours" over and over again.  

Funnily enough Dexter is son now is learning Japanese, his best friend is half Japanese and he too loves everything Japanese so clearly this has rubbed off on him too.  I have since seen Ryucci play twice in the UK, both times with my lovely Anders, but his most recent trip here earlier this year, I met him too (not looking my best I hasten to add, but didn't expect to get my photo taken with him!).



  1. He reminds me of someone, but I can't put my finger on it. I must say his style is quite unique. Thanks for stopping by, and playing along. Hope you do the same next week too! Thanks so much, and pass the word!

  2. I love learning fun things like this about you.

  3. Such hauntingly beautiful music. He reminds me of David Bowie.
    Thanks for playing again this week, we really appreciate all your support! HUGS!