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Live @ Fu-chi-Ku-chi

Posted on 01.31.17 under Dustin Wong, Dustin Wong, fu-chi-ku-chi, Takako Minekawa

Live in Shimokitazawa: Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa, and opening for them, Otake Kohan.



Julian and Victoire enjoyed the show and Georges (still in vitro) danced the night away!


Otake Kohan




Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa’s 3rd album, “Are Euphoria,” will be out in Japan on April 5. It’s their first album in 3 years and the very first from 7e.p. Check out the first cut from the album at

Keiichi Suzuki celebrates 45 years

Posted on 12.20.15 under Dustin Wong, Dustin Wong, Keiichi Suzuki

Keiichi Suzuki has been performing professionally since 1970. He played at the Melpark Tokyo with 30 musicians he’s played with over his career — and Dustin Wong — for his new songs. It was a great honor and Dustin played great!

bs flowers

The show will be televised on BS Fuji sometime in 2016. For some reason, BS Asahi sent flowers.


Dustin visited us (Junko, Takako, and me) during intermission.

guest pass


Didn’t take a photo of Dustin playing — we had guest passes and I didn’t want to be a bad guest. However, Keiichi did say at this moment, it was okay to take photos.

Saturday Night in Tokyo

Posted on 11.29.15 under Dustin Wong, Junko Wong, Mamoru Sato, Nakano, Takako Minekawa, Tokyo, Uncategorized

It started in Nakano, a place known for Nakano Broadway, a mecca (wait, is that still a positive description?) for Otaku with its vinyl figures, manga, anime cells, maid bars, maid costumes, and all that good stuff.

sun plaza_lite

Nakano Sun Plaza reminds me of the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner.

tyrell corporation

Not nearly as majestic, though — and where are the flying cars? It’s almost 2019…

fureai road


We had dinner with Jessie, the daughter of my mentor, Mamoru Sato, a sculptor professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa that advised me to become an art major. This was one of the biggest turning points of my life. We babysat Jessie and Dustin together — they were born just a couple of months apart.

I worked on Mo’s commissions throughout the years I was a student at UH.

mal grinding_lite


m fill stones2_lite


Mo and Kathleen Sato — perhaps before they married.
(B&W photos ©Peter T. Brown estate)

ptb hoop3*_lite
Peter Brown (1955-1981) did jump through hoops, but not the usual hoops… I took this photo with his camera, turning the tables.



bar rookie

bar rookie_2




Signage in “ura” Nakano. The “ura” parts of the major centers (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, etc) can be some of the most interesting.

Then I drove Jessica to her hotel in Shibuya and Dustin and Takako back to Wakabayashi, Setagaya.


seibu mae

I think they used this intersection in “Fast & Furious — Tokyo Drift.” Obviously, not going to race in this part of town. There would be more than a few traffic fatalities.



Hachiko intersection. Very interesting on weekends.

party bus

This party bus was empty. Kinda sad on a Saturday night!

Dustin’s birthday

Posted on 10.09.15 under Dustin Wong

October 9. Is the same birthday as John and Sean Lennon, Jackson Browne, Guillermo del Toro, John Entwistle, P.J Harvey and even Sharon Osbourne.

Dustin scats

dustin,takako china sched

Dustin is touring China now with Takako Minekawa and is off to Europe on Oct 22 to do his solo act with Beach House.

Dustin and Takako @ MoonRomantic, Aoyama

Posted on 05.01.15 under Dustin Wong, Dustin Wong, Moonromantic, Takako Minekawa

Jamming with Open Reel Ensemble

With Milo

To buy Dustin and Takako’s albums, click here.

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