From Naoko

Sun. January 27 Fandango, Osaka


Red Sneakersのレコ発ライブ!

We played as a guest for Red Sneakers’ show.


We played at Juso Fandango, Osaka. First time after December 8th.


Members of Red Sneakers who are organizer of this show prepared sweets for catering for us. How cute these sweets are! Thanks a lot.


After sound check, we went to eat dinner to Soba noodle restaurant as usual. I ate Tendon, Tempura bowl.


I love deep fried dishes.


The first act was Missia and Ninjin.


The second act was Rinda & Marya. The third act was us, Shonen Knife. There were many audience and everybody seemed having fun. After our show, I drunk Guineas at our merch table. Ah, I’m contented.


I saw Red Sneakers. They played well.


Took a pic with Red Sneakers. They are cute boys.


Then we took a pic with Ronda & Marya, Mr. Kato from Juso Fandango, too. All of them are cute.


One more picture. All bands tonight were so cool. I had very good time.

I thank to our audience.

Sun. January 20 Travel Day from Tokyo to Osaka



We left Tokyo in the morning and drove along Tomei Highway and had a rest at a truck stop. We call truck stop or rest area is “Service Area” in Japan.

There was a food court. Everyone ate different food which they like to eat. I love noodles.


We drove safely to Osaka. It’s getting dark.


After came back home, I went to Yakitori-restaurant for dinner. Teriyaki chicken sticks and “Chita Whisky” and soda.



Secondly, I had non-brand Whisky and soda. This mug is big!

Cheers for our audience!

Sat. January 19, 2019 Roppongi VARIT



We can see Tokyo Tower from Roppongi.


Today’s venue. VARIT, Roppongi.



We had 2 shows in one day. I said that two shows in one day was just like shows at “Billboard Live” which is a music club in Tokyo and Osaka. Naru said it was just like “Yoshimoto-Shinkigeki” which is a comedy theater in Osaka. Anyway, the tickets are sold out. I’m happy.

Naru plays the bass at the first stage in daytime and Atsuko will be at the night stage. We prepared totally different set llists.


Today’s front act Mowmowlulugyaban did sound check. They started sound check from around 8 am. Their music is funky that is rare for Japanese. Cool!


After young girl’s “idol” groups, Mowmowlulugyaban played. The drummer took off his shirt.


Then we Shonen Knife played. We had Naru as a bassist for the first show. She made a set list. I usually take 4, 5 days to make a set list but she replied very quickly after I asked her to make it. Good!


Atsuko joined as a vocalist at the enocre. We had very good time with cheerful audience and took a picture with Mowmowlulugyaban. Everybody did great job! Risa and I have one more show and have to keep concentration.


Convenience store’s foods are so useful. I ate an boiled egg, a tuna flavor rice ball, or a bowl of salad on fried noodles. We had rest and went back to the venue.


Car dealer in the neighbors of the venue. Roppongi-ish.


Getting dark and Tokyo Tower was lighten up.





The second stage started and the audience were so excited. Atsuko made the set list. It is totally different from the first stage but a cool set. Pretty good. Naru joined at the encore and played “air-guitar” which is pretend like playing the guitar.

Neat Beats played before us. Wearing suits and played well with funny talk. We took a picture together.

Two shows in one day was so stressful for me but I was very happy because the audience enjoyed so much.

I ate something from our friends and foods from convenience store for dinner and went to bed quickly.

Fri. January 18, 2019 Travel Day

2019年1月18日(金)移動日 大阪から東京へ。

Travel Day from Osaka to Tokyo


We rehearsed at a studio in Osaka from 11am to 14pm on the deaprture day. Atsuko, Risa and I rehearsed at the first half and Atsuko and Naru swiched for the last half. Because we will have 2 shows in one day tomorrow. Naru play the bass for the first one and Atsuko plays for the last one. After the rehearsa, we drove to Tokyo.


This is Okazaki Service Area which is a rest area in Aichi prefecture along Shin-Tomei highway. I remember that we often take a rest here when we go to Tokyo. It’s a nice one. They sell delicious local foods like  Uirou, Nagoya-style confectionary, or Tebasaki, Nagoya-style chicken wing.


Becoming dusk…


Aoi Crest of Tokugawa!


Then we took a rest around Shizuoka prefecture and ate dinner. I orderd Yamakake-soba, ground yam on soba noodles. In Kansai area where I live, it usually served as Zaru-soba style which is soba noodles and a little amount of thick sauce and ground yam. But in Kanto area, it is served in full bowl of soup. It’s hard to eat all of yam because ground yam is melting in soup. If I would like to eat all of yam , I have to drink all of soup and get thirsty. Anyway, we arrived at Tokyo and went to bed.

January 6, , Kobe VARIT, Japan

2019年1月6日(日)神戸、三宮 VARIT.

KOBE Goodies Collection 15th year R&R special!!!


ZIGGY / SODA! / THE NEATBEATS / ザ50回転ズ / Kxxg Broxxxxs / KiNGONS / THE TOMBOYS / The Songbards / Lucie,Too / Slimcat / 片山ブレイカーズ&ザ★ロケンローパーティ / がらくたロボット / はいからはくち / climbgrow / イナズマクラブ

This is Kobe VARIT.’s 15th year anniversary event. Co-hosted with a venue at Sannomiya, Kobe Checken George. People  can see both venue’s shows in one ticket.


Our first show on 2019 was held at Kobe city.  I like Kobe city because the town is fashonable. There are many patisseries which sells delicious sweets and restaurants from all over the world.


The entrance of today’s venue VARIT.


DJ played between shows.



Album jackets of the Beatles, VOX amp or stuffed dogs were decorated.


There were the Beatle guitars on the wall.


A Beatle poster was on the wall behind our merch table. Wow they love the Beatles.



The venue has balcony and it is easy for the audience to see the stage. This picture is a band called Lucie, Too. They played before us. They are 3 cute girl’s band.

We played after them.


Our show time! We played enthusiastically for 30 minutes set. These live pictures were taken by Tomoko Ota who is our super live photographer.


Pics by Tomoko Ota


Thank you for coming to our show from not only around Kobe but from all over the world. It became a very good show for the start of 2019!


We took a picture with Lucie, Too.


I went to my favorite city Kobe but there was no time to see around. I was at the venue all the time and went back to Osaka right after show. On the way to Osaka, I could enjoy the beatuful night view from the highway. I would like to play in Kobe again. I want to go to Kobe and eat delicious sweets and food there next time.