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February 28, The Corner, Melbourne

2月28日(水)メルボルン、The Corner


We had already arrived in Melbourne yesterday, I was staying in a hotel room until the departure time to the venue and writing blog all day. The another reason I was staying in a hotel room was I had a bit stomachache in the morning.

We left the hotel at 4pm to the venue. This is the venue which we played several times from 90’s.


Our name on the wall for 28 Feb’s line up.


After soundcheck, I ordered risotto for dinner at the upstairs bar. I ate it in our dressing room. It was very tasty.



We drove back to the hotel with our soundman Greg and drew pictures on drumhead. After we changed into costumes, we drov back to the venue and show time!


Wow! What a cute T-shirt! Thanks a lot!


I got this pin from the venue. This is character of a pillar in the venue. Cool!


I had Guinness after I came back to the hotel. It was so tasty after a long time.

February 27, Travel day from Hobart to Melbourne


A big van of MONA FOMA came to the hotel to pick us up at 8:30 and went to Hobart airport. We took flight to Melbourne. I was sleeping all through the flight.


We got rent-a-car at Melbourne airport and drove to a hotel. We dropped our bags in a room and Atsuko and I went to eat lunch to a Vietnamese restaurant. I had vegetable vermicelli. It was so yummy. Atsuko ordered grilled chicken. Risa went to eat Japanese food.






Came back to the hotel, washed my clothes and wrote blog. Then three of us went to a supermarket. Risa bought beef for her dinner. Atsuko and I went to a Japanese restaurant and bought Salmon Bento.

There was a Pokémon corner at the supermarket.


At the car parking of the supermarket, our poster was displayed.


There are many Vietnamese restaurants around here. I bought Vietnamese coffee at another place.




RIsa tried to stir the beef and turned on the switch of the gas oven. But it was broken. She put beef into an oven and bake it and put BBQ sauce. She ate everything.



Then I continued to write blog and the time to sleep came. Good night.

February 26, A day off in Hobart, Tasmania



We three always stay at a family room. It has 2 bed rooms with 3 beds, kitchen and living room. Risa use a room which has 1 big bed and Atsuko and I share one room which has 2 beds. The hotel rooms in Hobert was single bed room each for us. After show, we went to our own room. I had Atsuko’s cosmetics in my suitcase and I wanted to give them to Atsuko after arriving to the hotel. I make a contact through internet to Atsuko but there was no answer. I was worrying if she got heart attack or something. I went to her room and knocked the door. But no answer. I got sleepy and I decided to go to bed for my health. In the morning, I made a phone call to her and she answered. She said that she fell asleep quickly after she arrived her room. Hmmm… Okay.


And we went to a Malaysian restaurant in the neighbors and had Meegoreng. It was yummy. Risa went to eat Japanese food.


After lunch, Atsuko and I walked toward to Salamanca market. On the way, a strange man screamed beside me, in my ear. And he entered into a game arcade shop. Scary! Scary! We walked a bit more and bought pastries at a Chinese bakery. Then came back to the hotel.






We were invited to Mr. Brian Riche’s BBQ party at night and had very tasty food. Thank you so much!


Went back to the hotel and slept.

February 25, MONA FOMA, Hobart

朝8時ホテル発。シドニー空港まで車で5分。便利、近い!荷物をチェックインしてVirgin Airのラウンジに連れてもらいました。

Left the hotel at 8am. 5 minutes drive to the airport. Easy! Checked in the luggage and went to Virgin air’s lounge.


I was sleeping during the mostly 2 hours flight. Arrived at Hobart, Tasmania. Tasmanian Devil welcomed us.



We were waiting our luggage at the baggage claim. Everything but my guitar came. Oh, no! My guitar was left at Sydney. It can’t come to Hobart until night. I can’t use my guitar at MONA FOMA show! I was thinking I had to use my sub tiny guitar but Paul and Greg arranged to rent a humbucker guitar. This is it. Blue TEISCO guitar. Their friend Ben let me use. Thanks a lot!


We drove directly to the venue from the airport and did soundcheck. The dressing room was a gorgeous cottage. Catering were so fancy!


MONA FOMAは、タスマニア島で最も大きなミュージックフェスて年2回行われ歌そうです。会場は、野外で芝生。とても平和な雰囲気で素敵です。

MONA FOMA is a big music event in Tasmania and held 2 times a year. The venue was outside of green grass. The atmosphere was so peaceful.




I chose tomato penne for dinner. Coleslaw salad was so tasty and I ate so much. Then show time! It got dark outside.


Gorgeous screen behind the stage! Paul’s friend Ken did the screen art. There was a sign language interpreter was on the side. I sent my lyrics before hand and I translated some Japanese words in my lyrics.







そして、キュレーターのブライアン・リッチーさん(アメリカのバンド、バイオレントフェムズのベーシスト)と記念撮影。呼んでくださってありがとうございました!タスマニアの代表的音楽イベントのMONA FOMAに出してもらって光栄です!

I had very good time to play outside in a peaceful atmosphere. So many people came to our show. Thanks so much!

We took a photo with Brian Richie who is a curator of this event. Brian is a bassist of an American band Violent Femmes. Thank you for inviting us! I’m very happy to join the famous music event MONA FOMA!

MONA FOMAグッズのトートなどいただきました!おしゃれ!

We got MONA FOMA good. They are cool!


After show, Paul, Greg and we had fancy wine from MONA winery and went to the hotel. Good night!

February 24, Crowbar, Sydney

2月24日(土)シドニー Crowbar

朝起きて牛乳とクッキーで朝ごはん。その後、11時にキャンベラのホテルを出て車で4時間ぐらいかけてキャンベラからシドニーへ。この日に有名歌手やバンドの大規模コンサートがシドニーであるとやらで、ホテルはどこも超満員らしく、私たちはキッチン付きではなく、空港近くの普通のホテルに入りました。一旦チェックインして30分後にラジオ局へ。「Fruit Loop Dreamsを1曲アコースティックギターで生セッションおよびインタビューを受けたのち会場へ。

Got up in the morning and had milk and cookies for breakfast. Then left the hotel in Canberra at 11am. We drove to Sydney. It took about 4 hours. I’ve heard that a famous singer and a famous band have concerts at a very big venue today. Most of all hotels were packed. We stayed a regular hotel which doesn’t have kitchen and laundry. After check in, we went to FBi radio. We played Fruit Loop Dreams with an acoustic guitar and had interview.




We went to the venue and after soundcheck, we had dinner at the bar of the venue. I had pulled pork sandwich. It was so yummy. Then we went back to the hotel. I bought a pair of leg supporters at a convenience store near by. I bought them because I assumed that I lost them. The new supporters were best size for me coincidently. These are effective for flights.




Went back to the venue and had a show. The show was very packed and the audience were exciting. I was happy about that. Thank you for coming!





This person helped us our merch as last time. He was wearing a cool vest. Thanks a lot!



After show, we took a photo with Glycereens who support Shonen Knife for Australian shows. Everybody did a great job!


I had the venue’s original wine and went to bed.