712 Day Party 2022 Osaka July 9th

7月9日(土)少年ナイフ 結成40周年記念

712 Day Party 2022 大阪 Live at 心斎橋 ANIMA


It was the last day of “712 Day Party 2022”. The show was held in our home town Osaka I made and ate shrimp fried noodles for lunch.


I arrived at the venue ANIMA Shinsaibashi, Osaka.


Setting and soundcheck.


My effect pedals.


I specially used Flanger for this tour.



I set the merch table. I made Osaka version of my handmade button “Yuru Badge”. Naru helped the merch today. Thanks!


The theme this time was Tsutenkakau Tower, Takoyaki, Kushikatsu, Big signs of Doutonbori.


左から あつこ、りさ、なおこ

Show time came quickly. We took a photo at the dressing room.

from L to R, Atsuko, Risa and Naoko

photo by Tomoko Ota


Hello everyone!





Live photo by Tomoko Ota

「ミュージックスクエア」の曲をあつこさんのタンバリンと、りさちゃんの鍵盤ハーモニカで演奏しました。わたしはギター。Played “Music Square” with Atsuko’s tambourine and Risa’s keyboards harmonica. I played the guitar.

photo by Tomoko Ota


We did autograph session after show. Many people came to our show. Thank you very much!!

バンド結成40周年記念 712デーパーティー ジャパンツアー セットリスト
Set List for 40th anniversary of 712 Day Party 2022 Japan Tour
1. Sweet Candy Power
2. Twist Barbie
3. Bear up Bison
4. 悪魔の館 Devil House
5. Jump into the New World
6. A Map Master
7. (Love is like a) Heat Wave
8. Redd Kross
9. Loop di Loop
10. Fruits & Vegetables
11. Herbs
12. Cotton Candy Clouds
13. Fortune Cookie
14. カエル恐怖症のうた Flogphobia
15. Tasmanian Devil
16. Pop Tune
17. Super Group
18. Banana Chips
19. Buttercup
20. Pyramid Power
21. Flu

1. Wind Your Spring
2. Riding on the Rocket
3. Music Square


I picked up old songs and new songs for this special 40th Anniversary “712 Day Party 2022” tour. Some songs are the first time to play in front of audience. I hope you like this set.

Photo by Tomoko Ota


Ritsuko came to our show. I was glad. Thank you!


I came home and went to a supermarket to buy Sushi for dinner.


I also ate “Slime” Kamaboko fish cake. Cute and yum. Thanks!

712 Day Party 2022 July 4th, Drive day from Tokyo to Osaka


I had breakfast in the morning at the hotel and drove to Osaka. This breakfast was nice. The balance of nutrition was perfect. Yum!


We drove through Tokyo Metropolitan Government office in Nishi Shinjuku. Big building.


Driving through Shizuoka Prefecture, we saw Mt. Fuji. The shape of cloud looked interesting.


We drove back to Aichi prefecture. I had Kishimen Noodles and Miso Katsu for lunch at Kariya Highway Oasis. Yum!


There is a Ferris wheel at Kariya Highway Oasis.


The shape of Kishimen Noodles looks like Fettuccine pasta.


I walked around the market in there. I wanted to buy a watermelon but it was too heavy to bring back. One of my dream is eat watermelon as much as I want.

車は走り、ナガシマスパーランドの横を通過。ジェットコースターでかい。ロサンゼルスのシックスフラッグスMagic Mountain思い出すなぁ。80年代の終わりに、Redd Kross のメンバーたちと遊びに行った場所です。

We drove and drove, passing through Nagashima Spa Land. Their roller coasters are very big. It reminds me of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles. I went there with members of Redd Kross in late 80’s.


Driving a bit more and stopped around Otsu, Shiga prefecture. All members of Shonen Knife ate ice cream together. FYI, they were Atsuko’s treat. It was tasty!


We arrived at Osaka. I came home and ate wine and beautiful Kamaboko fish cake. I got relaxed. Thank you everyone!

712 Day Party 2022 Tokyo July 3rd

712 Day Party 2022 東京 新代田FEVER
7月3日(日)Shindaita FEVER, Tokyo

We left the hotel in Shizuoka and drove to Tokyo. I left a package of chocolate. It has melted! I ate it all, though.

We took some rest on the way and had lunch at Kouhoku Driver’s cafe. I ate Katsu Curry. Pork cutlet curry.

It was easy to travel today to Tokyo because we drove to Shizuoka after show last night. We could do that because the show time was early.

Arrived at Shindaita FEVER, Tokyo. I did usual routine… Load in, setting, soundcheck and set merch table.

Thank you for sending beautiful flowers! Got this from “Taku-Taku Documentary Team”.

Team papalion came to help us. They are reassuring friends for Shonen Knife in Tokyo. They made our website, too. An illustrator Mami Saitou came to see us, too. She drew our 40th anniversary logo. I got her collection book.

Show time has come! We ROCKed very much in front of packed audience. Thank you for coming to our show even from far away towns. We did autograph session after show. I was happy to see our fans directly.

After we put things in our van, we took pictures with our friends. Thank you always!
We left our bags to our hotel rooms and went to dinner. Then good night.
Drive day to Osaka, tomorrow.


712 Day Party 2022 Nagoya July 2nd

Knife Day Party 2022 名古屋 池下CLUB UPSET

From Osaka to Nagoya
We left Osaka by car in the morning and took a rest at Shigaraki driver’s cafe. I saw cute raccoon there.


Then we drove a little more and took a lunch at Suzuka driver’s cafe. I had seaweed Udon noodle. Yum!

I bought Cream Dora Yaki at a convenience store in the cafe. I forgot to take a photo of it. When I noticed, I’ve already eaten it in the car.

午後3時前に名古屋、池下CLUB UPSET到着。
We arrived at the venue Ikeshita Club UPSET, Nagoya just before 3pm.

We finished load in and sound check. The sound was good.

I sat up the merch table. I brought my handmade buttons specially for Nagoya show. I drew Nagoya Castle, Tenmusu, Ogura Toast like that. Everything is Nagoya specialty. I enjoy making these buttons.

We went to the dressing room and got ready for the show. There was a cool lantern at the terrace. It was sunny and very hot outside.

さて、ショータイム!今年の712 Day Partyは、少年ナイフが1982年に初めてライブをしてから40周年となる記念のツアー、ということであつこが新しい衣装を作ってくれました!712(ないふ)の数字があしらわれております。
Our show has started! It became the 40th anniversary year since we had our first gig in 1982. Atsuko made the new costumes for this anniversary tour. The numbers 712 is the theme of this design. As you know ‘712’ is secret number of Shonen Knife. In Japanese, 7 — nana — Na, 1 — ichi — i, 2 — futatsu or ni — fu.
na-i-fu — knife


From best hit songs to rare ones, we played 24 songs for our one-man show.

Live pics by Atsushi Shibata

I thank to people who came to our show. Thank you very much!!
Also thanks to the venue, our crew and members.

After load out, we drove to Shizuoka. On the way there, we ate gorgeous Unaju and Tebasaki chicken from our fan at Toyota Kamigo driver’s cafe. Sooo tasty . Of course we ordered something at the cafe, too.

After checking in the hotel in Shizuoka, I took a bath and went to bed. Tokyo tomorrow!