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Satoshi Ohno to host NHK art show

22:12 JST March 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Ito Jakuchu's art (photo thanks to Mainichi Shimbun Digital)

Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno (30) will host and navigate a show exploring the world of Japanese artist Ito Jakuchu (1716 – 1800) starting in April, it was revealed today, reports Mainichi Shimbun Digital.


It has been reported “Jakuchu Miracle World” will be a four-night series on NHK’s BS Premium channel.  By using the latest technology and high definition visual images, the show will break down and analyse what made Edo-period artist Jakuchu’s work so unique.  As an artist himself, Ohno will venture into this world and navigate around it from his point-of-view.

“I’ve hardly ever done anything like hosting or navigating a show by myself.  I’m usually the one who gets picked on and things go off from there so I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of me comes out in this show,” he said.


Ohno himself has already opened his own exhibition, “FREESTYLE”, in 2008.  The exhibition had toured around five cities in Japan, attracting more than 100,000 visitors.  It has been reported this was one of the reasons he had been chosen as the show’s host.


The Arashi singer had said he had been interested in Jakuchu’s art for the last five years thanks to a friend.

“I really love drawing.  Every inch of Jakuchu’s pictures are complete to the fullest it can be, and you can see how much of him is in everything.”


It has been reported even during breaks Ohno would be seen staring at replicas of Jakuchu’s work, mumbling, “I wonder what kind of person he was”.


“Jakuchu Miracle World” will go on air on NHK from April 25 to 28.

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Kyoko Fukada will play Shingo Katori’s first love in movie

16:28 JST March 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Actress Kyoko Fukada (28) will join the original TV drama cast of “こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 (Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari-koen-mae Hashutsujyo)” in their upcoming movie, it was revealed on March 3, reports Oricon and Cinema Today.

The TV drama series aired in 2009, starring SMAP’s Shingo Katori, and was based on the long-running manga series of the same name.  It follows Kankichi “Kan-san” Ryotsu (Katori), a cop who keeps finding trouble.  Kan-san’s fellow police officers Reiko Catherine Akimoto (Karina) and Keiichi Nakagawa (Mokomichi Hayami) watch over him, and his boss Daijiro Oohara (Masatou Ibu) growls at him.

In the movie, Kan-san finds himself reunited with Momoko (Fukada), a girl he had admired during primary school, and falls in love with her.  Shortly afterwards, the Police Commissioner’s granddaughter is kidnapped.  After finding out Momoko is involved in the incident, Kan-san goes all out to solve the case for her.

It has been reported shooting is still going on, and is expected to finish by mid-March.  The film itself will be released this summer.

The “こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 (Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari-koen-mae Hashutsujyo)” comedy manga series first appeared in weekly manga magazine Shonen Jump in 1976, and currently holds the record for the longest-running manga series in history.

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Yay~! 100,000 hits :D

00:28 JST March 4, 2011 11 comments

Ring present to me for surviving this far (it's at the top of the photo)

Congrats to me 😀

Okay, I admit that was strange, but I’ve been noticing for the past week that the number of hits to my blog have been getting closer and closer to 100,000.  I bought myself a purple stone ring in Harajuku today 🙂


I’m so happy every time someone comes here once, twice, or even regularly (#^-^#)


I’m quite annoyed I haven’t been able to update the blog this week because work is so…hard at the moment.  The end of the financial year in Japan is so hectic!


Recently I remembered something I did years ago…like, almost 10 years ago!

I had an Arashi messageboard group I started a loooooooong time ago.  It was really simple and I was doing what I do now, I just couldn’t write as well and it was only Arashi stuff (>v<)

I think I only did that for a few months before calling it quits, but in my last post I said I wanted to start a proper website some day.  So in a way, I guess starting this blog was a way of keeping that promise?



Anyway, back to work!  No rest for the fan.


Have an awesome day!


Momo xoxo

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