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Harajuku in spring

Posted on 04.23.17 under Aurora Gran, Uncategorized

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The view from the platform of Harajuku Station.


The Meiji Jingu Mae Kosaten, or as they say in English, intersection.


Pro-shopping marchers flood Harajuku — it’s just as dense as the trains during morning rush hour(s).


Dustin, Isaac, Takako. We were on a birthday gift buying mission for Junko at Aurora Gran.


With Mao and Ikuyo Kawaguchi, Aurora Gran owners, old friends from the mid-80s when they participated in the Japan-Hawaii Crossings exhibition.


Always keep your stock of good things in clearly marked boxes.





Are Euphoria

Posted on 04.20.17 under are euphoria, Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa, Uncategorized

Takako Minekawa and Dustin Wong’s 3rd album, “Are Euphoria,” drops in April 2017 via 7 e.p. in Japan and from Thrill Jockey in the States in June 2017.

“Recorded and mixed by Wong, “Are Euphoria” is a refined version of what the duo has become known for. Exploring loops, samples and layers, the album paints a quirky otherworldliness. Minekawa’s vocals, which possess a serene transparency alongside Wong’s intricately constructed and ever-fluid sonic support, together present an album that is interested in creating atmosphere rather than any sort of conventional verse-chorus-verse structure.” — Ryotaro Aoki




It has been three years since Dustin and Takako have released an album and this article in the Japan Times touches on some of the reasons why. Dustin was born at the Kapiolani Children’s Hospital (same as Barak Obama), brought up in Japan and started his music career in America. His return to Japan five years ago meant yet another culture shock.

Beauty in Pain

Posted on 04.15.17 under Beauty in Pain, Cloud Hands Project

New tune by Cloud Hand Project, Beauty in Pain


Aniani Ku’i ‘ai in action!

Posted on 04.06.17 under aniani ku'i 'ai, glass, glass poi pounders

Darvin Kaleolani Kaneaiakala Jr. pounds pa’i ‘ai with one of Malcolm Wong’s glass poi pounders. It’s a big, heavy one (7 lbs) for a strong kanaka maoli!pinkanianiku'i'ai


Something Red, Something Blue

Posted on 04.04.17 under Cloud Hands Project, something red something blue

We’re all looking for change… Something Red, Something Blue

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