712 Day Party 2021 東京から大阪移動日 7月12日(月)

712 Day Party 2021 Travel Day from Tokyo to Osaka

Monday 12th July



12th July is 712 Day! (= Shonen Knife Day)

July is the the 7th month of the year.

7 = Nana   1= Ichi   2 = Ni, Futatsu,  NAIFU = Knife

Anyway, it’s a travel day. looking Tokyo Tower, our car is off to Osaka. The government upgraded the announcement from  “Preventive Measures” to “State of Emergency” in Tokyo area from today!

工事すごいなぁ。Wow, huge construction cranes.


We took a rest at ,may be, Ayusawa driver’s cafe. They displayed  corn dog character “American Dokkun”, focusing on the sales of it, may be.


Knitted doll of “American Dokkun” were on sale, too.


After that, we drove more and took a rest for lunch at somewhere. I had Hiyashi Chuka from Yoshinoya. I love this cold Ramen noodles with bit sweet Ponzu vinegar served in Summer season.


I tried Sumikko Gurashi dolls claw machine game there. I could get nothing. Ah, I had better not to try it.


Driving through hard rain area.

視界が悪い。The view wasn’t clear. Hard to see.


We got through the hard rain area and could see Nagashima Spa Land amusement park.


And I bought Green Tea Ice Cream for myself as a prize of working hard.


I ate it with Atsuko and Risa. So delicious!



After eating ice cream, there was a Sumikko Gurashi claw game machine again and Risa tried it. I didn’t see the result but anyway she is good at claw game.

We arrived at Osaka in the evening. Everybody did a good job! Thanks a lot!


712 Day Party 2021 東京・新代田「フィーバー」7月11日(日)

712 Day Party Japan Tour 2021, “FEVER” Tokyo

Sunday 11th July


Breakfast at a hotel room in Shizuoka. Unagi-pastry, vegetable juice and soy milk from a supermarket in the neighbors where we went last night.

一路、東京へ。Driving to Tokyo.


There were not so many cars on the highway and we arrived at Tokyo safely. Atsuko, Risa, our manager and I went to a diner to have lunch. I ate spaghetti bolognese. I always, anywhere and anytime,  love it.


Arrived at the venue FEVER. We play here several times.


What a cool sanitizer stand! It was at the entrance.


Inside of the venue. Marked on the floor at “social distance” points.


After sound check, plastic stools were set at “social distance” points. They seems like upside down buckets and stackable. So smart. It reminds me of hats of DEVO. The view looks like an art work.


Preparing for the show and the show time came very quickly because by “Preventive measures”, the start time was 17:00. Tickets were sold out. Thank you very much!

あーーーー、オーイェーイ! WOWOWOWOWO!

じゃかじゃかじゃーん。OH, YEAH!

Live photos by Atsushi Shibata



Audience had to wear masks and it must be uncomfortable to breath but I could see smiles from them. They seemed enjoy our beat. Thank you for coming to the show. I got happy to see the audience.


Ramones Fan Club Japanの会長にして、写真家のユキさんから、GABBA GABBA HEY ロールケーキを頂いた!

This tour is 40th anniversary. Many fans and friends gave us congrats and gifts. I’m honored very much. Thanks a lot!

Yuki, a representative of Ramones Fan Club Japan and a photographer, gave us “GABBA GABBA HEY” rolled cake!


How nice!!! We shared it and ate at the dressing room. It was so yummy. I actually didn’t want to eat and cut the cake of beautiful drawing.

ユキさん撮影の写真ギャラリー (ここから4枚)

These 4 photos are taken by Yuki Kuroyanagi.


“Ready to ROCK!” I got nervous, though.


「ロケットにのって~!」Riding on the Rocket!

「みんな、ありがとう!」Thanks everyone!

These 4 photographs are taken by Yuki




みずきくんとけいじくんは、「虎の子屋」としてこのWEB SITEを作成管理して頂いています。少年ナイフの東京支部のごとくいろいろいつもお世話になっています。ありがとう!

A band papalion congrats us. Left to right, Mizuki, Akane and Keiji.

Mizuki and Keiji are managing “Toranokoya” and administrate our official WEB SITE. They support us as a Tokyo Branch. Thanks always!


Merch table. The re-make Heart T-shirt has a good reaction. Towel and Tote, too.


My handmade “Candy Strap”, pin badge, picks and sweat band there.

片付け終わってpapalionチームと記念撮影。左から2人目はPop Tuneのアルバムジャケットや、ツイッターのアイコンを描いていただいたイラストレーターの斉藤マミさん。ハートTシャツの着こなしがすてき。そのほか、各方面のお世話になっている重鎮のみなさまにも来ていただきました。

After the show finished and packed the merch, we took a photo with papalion team with Mami. She drew the illustration for our album “Pop Tune” and twitter icon. She is wearing our Heart T-shirt fashionably! Some other friends who support us came to see us. I’m honored.


By “Preventive Measures”, restaurants were closing at 8pm. I expected that we had to buy something for dinner at a convenience store but we got gorgeous bento boxes. I was so happy for delicious dinner and went to bed.

712 Day Party 2021 名古屋「アポロベイス」7月10日(土)

712 Day Party Japan Tour 2021, “Apollo Base” Nagoya

Saturday 10th July


Crossing the Yodo River, Osaka, we drove to Nagoya.


We took a rest at Ninja’s hometown “Konan” driver’s cafe.


There were cute chicks in a claw machine, “UFO Catcher”. I didn’t try because I can tell that it’s impossible to get.


Raccoon dogs from “Shigaraki Yaki Pottery”  were sold there. Their faces are cute.


What did I eat for lunch? Might be Kishimen noodles? I don’t remember. Arrived at Nagoya.


We arrived at the venue “Apollo Base”. They are closing down in March 2022 caused by deterioration of the building. I hope they start somewhere again.



We loaded in, did sound check and prepared the merch table.


Chandelier on the sealing was retro and cool.


After sound check, Atsuko and Risa went to a retro style cafe close to the venue.  This brick building is the cafe. Nice! I took a nap at the dressing room. Just 10 minutes nap, though.


It’s SHOW TIME! One-man show today.

Oh, yeah!

La, la, la…


I got full of power after a nap and finished the show excitingly. Thank you for coming and thank you for your cooperation to wear masks, no loud voices.


After show, we drove to Shizuoka.



Under the “Priority measures to prevent the spread” alert, all restaurants were closed when we finished the show. But we got Tebasaki and Unagi Bento for dinner. We could have a gorgeous dinner at hotel rooms. Thank you very much! I had red wine, too. It was so yummy.


Unagi Bento. Very tasty! I got full and good night.

712 Day Party 2021 岡山「ペパーランド」7月4日(日)

712 Day Party Japan Tour 2021, “Pepperland” Okayama

Sunday 4th July


We checked out the hotel in Kochi and drove to Okayama.

途中霧が出てた。It was foggy on the road.

瀬戸大橋を渡ったよ。We crossed Seto-ohashi bridge which is between Shikoku and Honshu.


I ate Karaage chicken set for lunch at a restaurant close to the venue. I got full.


We arrived at the venue “Pepperland”. It was the first time after 4 years. I was happy to come back here.



We sound checked as usual and prepare for the show. Today’s opening act was Ms. Keiko Nose who is the owner of the venue. Her performance was interesting like poetry reading with beautiful voice.

その後、strike three!が登場。ノリノリのパワーポップ!

Then “strike three!” played the next. They are a cool power pop band.

今日は、お客さん全員ペパーランドオリジナルのフェイスシールドを着用。DEVOかDaft Punkか?!

Everyone there had to wear the “Pepperland original face shield”. It looks like DEVO or Daft Punk.


We went up to the stage wearing the face shields.

We took off them and started the show. The view from the stage, it was just  like a science fiction world because their face shields seemed space suits’ helmets.


ノリノリだぜ。Yay! Groovy!



Everyone did YEAH!

Banana Chips Oh, yeah!


Head banging!



Thank you for the call  of “one more time!”

ライブは無事終了。見に来てくださった方々、暑い中、きっちりフェイスシールドとマスクを着けていてくださってありがとうございました!能勢さんを囲んで、さわやかなお顔のstrike three!のみんなと記念撮影。ナイフTシャツを着て頂き、ありがとうございました!

Our show went well. Thank you for wearing face shields and masks during the show. We took a photo with Ms. Keiko Nose and the “strike three!”. They wore Shonen Knife T-shirts. Thanks a lot!




After show, we drove back to Osaka. We bought something to eat at a convenience store. I forgot which I bought. Because I ate food in the dark in car. Around 0:00 am, we arrived at Osaka.

The next day, I ate delicious tomato and tasty beer from Okayama with Macaroni Gratin. Thanks so much!

712 Day Party 2021 高知 「カオティックノイズ」7月3日(土)

712 Day Party Japan Tour 2021, “Chaotic Noise” Kochi,

Saturday 3rd, July


Atsuko and I left Osaka in the morning by our manager’s drive and went to Kochi. Passing through Maiko Tunnel and corssed the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

明石海峡大橋。Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.



We got through Awaji Island, crossed Oonaruto Bridge, enter into Shikoku Island  and arrived at Kochi.

Yokozuna Dog on the sidewalk.


Onagadori, long tale cock,  statue on the road.


We go to Hirome Market every time when we come to Kochi. We took a lunch here. It was our first time to come here after 4 years. I was excited.


I ate Katsuo no Tataki, lightly roasted bonito, set at the food court restaurant “Myojin Maru”. Bonito was so tasty and I got happy. There is a chain restaurant called “Ryujin Maru” in Osaka and I sometimes go there. I think the concept of the restaurant is coming from Myojin Maru.


We went to the venue after lunch. I found whale tiles on the sidewalk.

鰹のタイル。Bonito tiles, too.


Here is a famous street where is held Sunday market.


A few minutes away from the street, there is our today’s venue Chaotic Noise.


We loaded in and did sound check. We got used to the load in because it’s the second week of the tour.



Then we sat up our merch table.


My hand made “Candy Strap” with my hand drawing. It’s the only one on earth.


Our re-make heart t shirt is popular to the audience.

一旦ホテルに入り、身支度をして再び会場へ。本日のサポートは73 ファンシーホラー。これまで何度かサポートしてもらったバンド「不良外人」のハンダ君のバンドです。

We went to the hotel first and got ready for the show. Then we came back to the venue. Today’s support is “73 Fancy Horror” which is Mr. Handa’s band from “Fryo Gaijin” who have supported us several times in Kochi.


Our show time had came.

Live pictures by Atsushi Shibata


The audience in Kochi is very energetic. We got power from them and got heated. The floor after show was very wet as if someone spread water.


We went to “Akatanuki” restaurant for dinner as last time after packed our equipment.


I ate delicious local food like lightly roasted Moray eel and went to bed.


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