Original YT playout date: 3 February 2010
上を向いて歩こう has never been so extraordinarily renditionated. Kyu Sakamoto was a brilliant and soulful performer of this piece, but that won’t stop anyone else getting their hands on it and making vastly inferior versions, like this one here by Lucjan O’ Poworocki. If you think this is sacriledge, you should just look at what Taste of Honey did to it!
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Original YT playout date: 5 July 2009
Just because I don’t know anything about a subject doesn’t mean I can’t teach a lesson in it. After all, it never bothers quite a few people on YouTube!
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Original YT playout date: 11 March 2009
Takahiro-san not only gave me a wonderful present of a fantastic set of classical writing implements from Japan, but also gave me the chance to learn and share with you the way to do Japanese calligraphy the traditional way.
I hope you enjoy this unique film in which this ancient and subtle art form is fully demonstrated.
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Original YT playout date: 24 February 2009
Here is a day spent in the company of Takahiro Kajiura, an intelligent and cultured gentleman from the land of the flowering cherry.
I used for the background the song Ue o muite arukō, also known as Sukiyaki, by Kyu Sakamoto. This is a song I remembered from earliest childhood, which Takahiro-san helped me to identify.
Ue o muite arukō
I shall walk looking up
namida ga kobore nai yō ni
So that my tears won’t fall
Omoidasu haru no hi
Remembering Spring days
Hitori bocchi no yoru
On this lonely night.
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Original playout date: 23 March 2008
Here we start a new “Huliganov’s Experience” series, this time in Barcelona, Spain. This is just the outward travel leg, you don’t see Spain at all in this first chapter.
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