Featuring the talented designer: Yuka

At a few live gigs over the past years PSW has seen musicians with some amazing costume designs.
Now at HeavensDust Live we took the opportunity to chat a little with the designer of these costumes – Yuka
Yuka has made stage costumes for bands like
CrowxClass, Wagakki band and HeavensDust.
She also owns the brand Shiki which currently makes corsets.
Below are a few photos with stunningly beautiful Kouちゃん wearing a gorgeous outfit designed by the talented  Yuka !
Kouちゃん was guest performing, playing 箏(Koto),  at the HeavensDust show at 目黒LiveStation November 30, 2014
Pink Spider Web is planning some collaborations with these girls, so stay tuned!
and Please give talented Yuka your support!

Links:

Yuka’s Homepage
http://www.yuka-ouka.com
Shiki 
http://www.jp-shiki.com 
Yuka on twitter
https://twitter.com/Yuka_fcm

Wagakki band:
http://wagakkiband.jp
on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/WagakkiBand

HeavensDust:
http://www.heavensdust.net
on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/HeavensDust

CrowxClass ~黒鴉組~
http://www.crowclass.jp
on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/crowclass

Koto 箏 on WIkipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_%28instrument%29

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The trio hanafugetsu

Now something totally different…
The trio hanafugetsu

http://hanafugetsu.com/ 

Because of my interest in a Japanese Rock band “HeavensDust” I am following a few of their members on twitter. And this is how it goes…
HeavensDust is an amazing band in that they incorporate traditional instruments in their otherwise very contemporary music.
http://www.heavensdust.net/
Taiko drums (Ajo) and the Shakuhachi (Daisuke)

Two of the members in HeavensDust play in the trio called hanafugetsu but here in the trio
衣袋聖志  Kiyoshi Ibukuro (who plays Bass in HeavensDust) plays the 箏 Koto

Koto is a traditional Japanese string instrument and you can read more about it here
or google it …
http://www.kotonokoto.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_(musical_instrument)
and of course watch the video in this blog

and Daisuke plays the Shakuhachi in both groups.
Here is a resourceful site about the shakuhachi
http://komuso.com/top/index.pl

Isn’t this just DIVINE Music??

I am soooo grateful to all things that I get to experience here in Japan, and to the people who go with me and help me.
This time special gratitude goes to Kubota Nao who works at Sakura House here in Tokyo. She is very customer service oriented person, and does an excellent job at Sakura House. If you ever come to Tokyo and need a place to stay, she and the Sakura House staff is highly recommended by me!

Kubota-san and I are now friends, and she was kind to come along and help translating the Shakuhachi presentation held by Daisuke Kaminaga, as well as having fun trying to make sounds in this very difficult instrument. It was an awesome evening indeed!