12月24日(日) Space Adventure 2022 Tokyo



December 23, Travel day from Osaka to Tokyo

We had just a bit of snow in Osaka. It was a chill day but we mostly never have pilled snow in Osaka. We drove to Tokyo by car. I saw piles snow on the top of mountains on the way.


I had Miso-Katsu pork cutlet with miso sauce at a driver’s cafe around Nagoya. Yum!


Naru played the bass for this tour. Left to right, Naoko, Naru, Risa. It was so cold.


I could see beautiful Mt. Fuji from the car window.

無事東京に到着し、いつも東京でお手伝いいただいている、虎の子屋 papalionチームと夕食を食べました。

Arriving at Tokyo safely and we had dinner with “papalion/Toranokoya” team who always help us in Tokyo.

Yum, yum.

With “papalion”.


12月24日(日) Space Adventure 2022 Tokyo 秋葉原クラブグッドマン

December 24, live at Club Goodman, Akihabara, Tokyo

ホテルで朝食。I had breakfast at hotel.


Our hotel was around Ryogoku area. It is famous area of Sumo gymnasium, Ryogoku Kokugikann. I had Chanko-Nabe at sumo restaurant for lunch.



After eating all, I put steamed rice and eggs in the pot and made Zousui. Iwas very good!

相撲の銅像があります。Statues of Sumo wrestlers on the street.


I went to Hanabi Hakubutsukan, firework museum after lunch.


We loaded in the venue Club Goodman, Akihabara in the afternoon.


Finished soundcheck and I ate cat footprint pastry and show time.


写真は、大阪、東京とサポートしてくれた“Junkie 58%” の皆さんと。元気でかわいい演奏ありがとうございました。

The show was so excited and I had very good time. Thank you for coming to our show! (I don’t have any photos?!) Took a pic with the support band who played at Osaka and Tokyo shows “Junkie 58%”. Thank you for cute cheerful shows.


We went back to the hotel and went to eat dinner to a Chinese restaurant. It is convenient for us that they open until late.


12月25日(月)移動日 東京から大阪へ。

December 25, Travel day from Tokyo to Osaka



Beautiful Mt. Fuji again on the way back.

絵になる富士山。Mt. Fuji like a drawing.


Ramen Rock! We ate Ramen at a drivers cafe. Yum!



We arrived at Osaka safely.  We could finished our all shows of 2022. I thank to our audience.

2023 will start from Europe and UK tour in Spring.


Drawing from our fan. Thanx!

12月18日(日) Space Adventure 2022 Namba Mele, Osaka

Sunday, December 18th


I made egg muffin for breakfast.


We drove to the venue Namba Mele.


It is close to Namba station, Osaka.



Down the yellow steps, there is an entrance of Namba Mele.

A Christmas tree was decorated.


We did soundcheck and made merch table. Then I ate a rice ball from a convenience store.


Then show time! Photos by Tomoko Ota




Thank you very much for coming to our show! It was busy season, though.


It’s a beautiful cookie day!


Thank you for giving me various special gifts for my Birthday!


2022年11月22日(火)Stella McCartneyイベント出演

11月22日、「奈良美智xステラ マッカートニー」2023年春夏シェアードカプセルコレクションのイベント出演の為、東京の表参道の会場でライブしました。
22nd November 2022, we played at a venue in Omotesando, Tokyo for Yoshitomo Nara and Stella McCartney collaboration collection’s event.

Live photos are on this site.


We usually use our car when we play in Tokyo but we used Shinkansen Express for this time. It’s very fast and easy.

I ate grilled fish for lunch. This kind of menu made me relaxed.

会場に着いて、まずはメイクをしてもらいました。青緑の付け毛。楽しい。そして、超おしゃれな奈良さんとStella McCartneyさんコラボ服を着せてもらいました。
Arrived at the venue and we got hair and make. I put blue-green hair piece. I was got dressed cool Yoshitomo Nara and Stella McCartney collaboration clothes.

Yoshitomo Nara came to see the show. I was happy to see him after a long time.

papalion のみなさんにセッティングなどお手伝いしてもらいました。いつもありがとう!
Members of papalion helped us for stage setting. Thank you always.

We stayed in Tokyo at the night and went back to Osaka next day after checking out the hotel. It was in a blink of an eye but it became my good experience. Thank you all!

October 24th, Travel Day from Tokyo to Osaka

10月24日(月)東京から大阪へ 移動日


We stayed the same hotel for 2 nights. Dressing and one piece of bread are bit different from yesterday’s. This was good.


We checked out at 10am and drove to Osaka. Photo is canelé which I got and ate yesterday. Yum!


We drove through a bit of traffic jam and arrived at Nagashinoshitaragahara Parking Area drive’s cafe.


We had lunch here. I ate “katsu curry” pork cutlet curry and rice. I also ate miso katsu when I go to Tokyo the day before yesterday and today, katsu curry. I don’t know why but I just wanted to eat “katsu”. Anyway, I always like “katsu”, though.


I walk up to observatory at the driver’s stop.


I saw Naru and Risa are talking.


Burning Farm?!

その他の写真。Other photos.




Driving and driving, our car came to Osaka Rock City!



大阪は、12月18日(日)なんば mele

東京は、12月24日(土)秋葉原 Club Goodman

ゲストに今注目のヤングガールズ3ピースバンド、Junky 58%をお迎えして開催いたします。ぜひ、お越しください。



Thanks everyone!

We will have 2 more shows this year.

December 18th at Namba Mele, Osaka

December 24th at Akihabara Club Goodman, Tokyo

Girl’s 3 piece band Junky 58% will support us. Come and rock!

Shonen Knife will go to EU/UK tour 2023 spring. Don’t miss it!



October 23rd POP or DIE at Shimokitazawa Club Que, Tokyo

10月23日(日)POP or DIE 下北沢 Club Que

今日のイベントはこちら。Today’s poster.


I got up in the morning and had breakfast at our hotel. Banana was so delicious.




I had spare time until load in and  took a walk around Shinjuku area. 

I ate spaghetti bolognese for lunch. I think it is always tasty all over the world. Of course this one was delicious.


コーヒーも。I had a cup of coffee, too.


We drove to the venue in Shimokitazawa from Shinjuku. I heard that Shimokitazawa train station of Odakyu line moved to underground from ground-level. Around the station was developed and became modern. The town was crowded by young people. It is Tokyo. Young people all over Japan gather to Tokyo.

こちら、下北沢Club Queです。

Here is the venue Shimokitazawa Club Que.

こちら、下北沢Club Queです。

Here is the venue Shimokitazawa Club Que.

まずはサウンドチェック。今日は私が大好きなJudas PriestのTシャツで。ギターを掴んでいるみたいでおもしろい。

First, soundcheck. I wore my fave Judas Priest’s Rock’n’roll T-shirt. It looks like that a hand is trying to hold my guitar.

サウンドチェックには、Buffalo Daughterのシュガー吉永さんがこられてて、いっしょに写真撮りました。シュガーさんと今日、ロリータ18号でドラムを叩く吉村由加さんはMetalchicksというバンドもしておられますが、テニスもやっているそうで、いつか、私とあつこの少年ナイフチームとテニス対戦やろうということになっています。

Sugar Yoshinaga from Buffalo Daughter came to here and we took a photo with her. Yuka Yoshimura who will play the drums for Lolita No. 18 and she is foming a band called Metalchicks with her. They play tennis like me. I would like to have tennis matches which is Metalchicks vs Shonen Knife of Atsuko and me someday.


Anyway, I sat up the merch table and then all members of Shonen Knife went to eat dinner.


Other than me ate regular dinner but I was not hungry, I ate a piece of cheese case. Yum, yum.

さぁ、ショータイムの始まり。The show begins!

Go-Bang’s 森若香織さん with FOE が最初に演奏。10年以上前かなぁ、森若さんがDJをしておられたNHK-FMの番組にゲストとしてお招きいただいたのが、私と森若さんの最初の出会い。その後、いっしょにライブする機会が一度あって、今回が2回目です。いつもお美しい。

The first band is Kaori Moriwaka’s Go-Bangs with FOE. I first met Kaori more than 10 years ago at NHK-FM radio station. She hosted a radio program and I was invited as a guest. After that, we had chance to play a show together. This is the second time to play with the band. She is always beautiful.

FOEのアイゴンには、私のかかわったCM曲で1999年リリースの「飲茶楼で、めちゃうまかろう」で編曲およびギターを演奏してもらいました。お会いするのはそれ以来かも。全然お変わりなく敬服いたします。FOEのドラム、小松くんは、bloodthirsty butchers のドラマー。butchersと少年ナイフは当時レコード会社のレーベルメイトで、対バンも何度かさせてもらいました。現在、他にもいろんなバンドで活躍中。すばらしい。

Aigon from FOE have ever produced my song “Yamucharou de mecha Umakarou” which is written for a commercial of bottled jasmine tea. The single CD was released 1999. He also played the guitar for the song. It might be the first time to see him since then?! He never get ages. The drummer of FOE is Masahiro Komatsu. His former band bloodthirsty butchers was our label mates. We have ever  played together several times. He is playing at some other bands and plays very well.

2番目に少年ナイフが演奏。The second player was Shonen Knife.


Head banging!


Wow, wow.


Hey, hey!


Thank you everyone!

live photos by Atsushi Shibata


The third band was Lolita No. 18. They supported Shonen Knife when we were invited to an event at Housei University more than 30 years ago. They were a student at the university. Now only Masayo remains as an original member. She continuing punk over 30 years. It is great. She is also beautiful.

アンコールは出演者みんな登場!Encore! Everyone came up on stage.

ロリータ18号は、Hey Ho Let’s Go!ではなくてYes, Punk Rock, call with me!のプラカード。

Lolita No. 18’s  placard is not “Hey Ho Let’s Go” but “Yes, Punk Rock, call with me”.

撮影大会。Say cheese!

Many audience are taking photos.

Thank you so much for coming today!





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