I played the guitar at the event produced by the famous voice and stage actress, Chiaki Omigawa

For a while I upload only live event report and Sakura pictures. Very sorry.

I uploaded more pictures on Instagram so you can visit there just to see pictures.

Signboard for evening performance

On Nov 12th, 2017, I went to play the guitar for the live event called ‘Omigawa Chiaki’s Oyugi-Kai 2nd!’. The members are as same as before, 3 performers. Ms. Chiaki Omigawa (vocal and recitation), Ms. Aruhi (Ms. Ayaka Hara, piano) and me (acoustic guitar). The place is also as same as before, Crossing at Shin-Daida, Tokyo. The event consists of recitation, tea break, and singing part. In tea break, audience can order their drink to Chiaki directly and they say ‘Kami-Taio’ (means great service) about this very personal and special service by Chiaki. I joined just to the singing part and played the acoustic guitar as usual. This time the event was hold twice in a day, in the afternoon and in the evening. So live performance was done twice.



Chiaki Omigawa. This time she wore the cloth to perform ‘Chieko’ in the recitation as ‘cosplay’.

The lady holding mic on the picture is Ms. Aruhi. This time she appeared with short-hair different from the last time.

I don’t join to the recitation part but recitation was more excellent than the last time and it seemed not just a recitation but more like Chiaki’s solo theatrical recitation performance. And she brought out her ability fully enough as her origin was theatrical actress. Yes, average voice actors cannot perform like this such as using her body to express the story. Excellent, Chiaki. I expected audience must have had fulfilling time for her performance.

During the recitation


Voice actress? No, she’s just the actress.

The story was based on ‘Chieko-Syo’ by Kotaro Takamura but Chiaki didn’t direct it with sweet story but wrote very dry transcript by herself. It revealed how Kotaro was a no-good husband and how Chieko was eccentric. So I enjoyed her recitation performance as one of audience and the performance was what adults can enjoy as a theatrical performance.





And after her high-quality finished recitation performance, under the name of ‘tea break’, she started ‘Kami-Taio’ only available on this event. Every time I’m impressed with this ‘tea break’ service by Chiaki. This satisfies both of shop and customers very much. Usually voice actresses give just greetings before and after the show. (Chiaki gave her greeting after finishing the event. I’m blown away.)

Sangria was sold out immediately. It’s secret that Aruhi cried ‘I want to drink it!’.

And finally I went to the stage. As Chiaki’s blog wrote, this time 5 songs I performed with Chiaki and Aruhi.

Full view of the venue

Every time this event makes me crazy because I have not been playing in live for very long time and on this event I need to play the acoustic guitar which is relatively difficult for me without click. And the performance is a duo style with piano. Solo accompaniment is much easier than duo because even if I make some mistakes, still playing confidently, almost people is not aware of my mistake. But if I make some mistakes on duo accompaniment all people can be aware. Especially like Oyugi-Kai event, when almost songs are quiet, much easier to be aware. So I need to confirm all chords, sequence, direction and so on with another player and need to avoid to play wrong chords.

I’m tracking scores seriously…



This may be natural for you to play like this, right? But usually I play just my songs with music instruments so it’s difficult to memorize songs written by other persons. Also I need to track scores (Actually score involves just chord score and Tutti and break part). On my photos on this event always I’m watching scores so seriously and this is the reason.

In addition, as Aruhi changes her play such as tempo, dynamics and play style according to the change of atmosphere at the venue or to the change of Chiaki’s song style (As a live musician this is absolutely correct), I try to align with this. This causes a positive sense of tension and it’s the fun of live performance. I would like to say ‘Yeah, live performance should be like this. I like it.’


Martin D-35

Well, here I would like to mention about music instruments used in the event. For Satomi Arai’s event, I used Guild D-35 as an acoustic guitar but for Chiaki’s event, I continue to use Martin D-35. I comprehensively chose this acoustic guitar based on the analysis of Chiaki’s voice quality, tune of songs and because this is the duo accompaniment. In live performance, acoustic guitar has volume issue, I use hybrid mic called Rare Earth made by Fishiman and the signal is outputted to the live monitor speakers.


On the other hand, Stage piano at the venue connected with my MacBook Pro 2016 via RME Fireface UCX and the piano sound came from MacBook Pro. The piano virtual instrument is very popular, Synthogy IvoryII with German Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand. Aruhi tried several pianos on IvoryII and she chose this for the event as the best. The sound of general stage piano is designed for popular music and the sound is too hard for classic music style performance like this event. So we replaced the piano sound.

So I may seem carelessly but I played 5 songs so seriously and finally the event was ended. This time I got relief from not so many MC like before. Thanks to all of performers, audience, PIC. Shall we have 3rd times???

See you again, Chiaki!

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<English Below>
今日は中川奈美さん歌う「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」の演奏者についてお話しようと思います





Hi there,
Today I’d like to talk ‘bout a player on Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’

Although I played and programmed almost basic tracks, the solo violin which can be heard from a bit left of Nami’s vocal is played as ad-lib by Yuri Endo, really active violinist
She is genuine and plays on the string quartet concert and so on. Before COVID-19, I was invited to her concert and her play was really amazing

She was born in Uwajima as same as Nami and that’s the reason why she joined to the project

Her violin tone has gentle and great sound. I feel her violin contributed to the quality up of the song

Before recording her violin, I prepared another strings track for this song, but after the recording, I muted the strings track and stop on using ‘cause I don’t want to disturb her violin with another strings sound

This track is improvisation so I didn’t direct her at all. Nami and Yuri Endo’s ability is excellent so just recording and then it’s oK. It was an easy recording session for me.

I did something for all the other tracks so I will talk ‘bout this later.
Have fun!

You can access with your favorite streaming service from the URL below.
<English Below>

中川奈美さんが歌う「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」ですが、Spotifyにて曲をスマホで再生すると短い動画が出てくるCANVASに対応しました!



Hi there,
I have an update for Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’. 
This song now supports Spotify CANVAS, which is the short video for Spotify. 
It appears when the song is played on Spotify of your smartphone!

And I added Nami’s detailed information to her Artist Page on Spotify as well!
Have fun, Spotify users!
<English Below>







Hi guys! 
Today I’m gonna talking ‘bout Nami Nakagawa’s vocal!

She’s professional and has been working for backyard jobs and backing vocals and have many careers so her vocal is always stable.
No need direction.

I have no experience to direct her vocal.
This time she sings softly and gently but on the very famous animation, Demon Slayer, she sings with very characteristic style like ‘Asian Bulgarian Voice???’

In Japan very few singers can do it. 
The reason why Nami can do it is she has background of Minnyo, Japanese traditional folk song.

Yes, she’s a Japanese traditional folk singer.

Actually she sings one Uwajima folk song in her produced CD called ‘West Japan Torrential Rain Charity CD 'AI’’

When I accompanied her the guitar at her live event, she was too great and I was very impressed.

I’m lucky. Nami and many excellent singers I worked with.

I appreciate all of them.
<English Below>
中川奈美「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」のMVが公開されました!





Music Video of Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’

I played the guitar aside her.

Everyone can watch it!

And now URL link works but just for 4 streaming services.

But these are available now.


This is just the announcement of music video and URL likes available.

Have fun!
<English Below>
中川奈美さん「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)リリース日です!


Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/jp/album/%E3%81%A1%E3%81%8D%E3%82%85%E3%81%86%E3%81%AE%E3%81%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%82/1646274807?i=1646274817

iTunes Store (ダウンロード販売) - 上記リンクから画面右丸3つのアイコンをクリックしてメニューを開き、「iTunes Storeで表示」を選択すると購入できます。

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/4TwkxzE0LiaAEkFw11iV8q?si=483f406756b141b8

YouTube Music - https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr-rYgJUcn4&feature=share

現在なぜかAmazon Musicで配信されてません。上記リンクからお楽しみ下さい。

Today is the release day of Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’!

But trouble happens on URL Link called Artist Hub. Now URL for each shop doesn’t appear on the web page.
So please jump from the links below.
Sorry for inconvenience. Once solving this problem, I will announce.

Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/jp/album/%E3%81%A1%E3%81%8D%E3%82%85%E3%81%86%E3%81%AE%E3%81%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%82/1646274807?i=1646274817

iTunes Store (purchase) - From Apple Music link above, click 3 dots icon in the right side of the window and open the menu and choose ‘show in the iTunes Store’ then you can purchase this song.

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/4TwkxzE0LiaAEkFw11iV8q?si=483f406756b141b8

YouTube Music - https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr-rYgJUcn4&feature=share
<English Below>
明日22.10.07はいよいよ中川奈美「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」のリリース日です!
アレンジについては、奈美さんの頭の中で漠然と超有名チャリティソング「We’re the World」のイメージがあったそうなので、オリジナル版はThe 80’sという感じのアレンジでした。今回奈美さんのソロ作品として配信するにあたって、もっとパーソナルな印象になるよう楽器を差し替えたり、ミックスを変えたりしました。アレンジの話はまた後日もっとディープな話をしようかと思います。



Tomorrow, on Oct 7th, 2022, Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’ will be released! Hurrah!
So I will talk about the details that I wrote this song though some are mentioned in the interview video with Nami. (Interview video is here: https://youtu.be/NakSE5vYKgE)
The original ‘Children of the Earth’ was one of two songs which I wrote for her produced ‘West Japan Torrential Rain Charity CD 'AI (Love)’. Nami requested this song to be the center which expresses the purpose of the CD and according to the request, I wrote this song. The song is assumed to be sung by various artists and to be charity song so I didn’t add too technical elements and intended to be the melody repeatedly, which anyone can remember easily, once listening to. And chord progression is very classic style, standard vocal song as well.
About song arrangement, Nami’s request was the similar style with super famous charity song, ‘We’re the World’, so the original version based on the 80’s style arrangement. This time the song will be delivered as Nami’s solo song, to be more personal, I replaced some instruments and changed mix style (more vintage style!). Later on I will talk more and deeper about arrangement.
Wait till tomorrow’s song release!

You can access with your favorite streaming service from the URL below.