Hidemi’s Rambling by Hidemi Woods

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

My first hardcover has been published! “Kyoto: The Last Successor to One Japanese Family / Hidemi Woods”

on January 8, 2022

“The Best Book of Hidemi Woods”

made me free
A long time ago, when Japan had the feudal system, my family was a landlord of the area. It has come to a complete downfall over the years, but my family still clings to its past glory. For them, to succeed the family is critical. I’m firstborn and have no brother which meant that I was a successor and destined to spend the whole life in my hometown.

But music changed everything. To pursue a career in music, my hometown was too rural and I had to move out. Back then I was a college student and moving to a city meant dropping out of school. My parents fiercely opposed but as usual, they left the matter to my grandfather who controlled the family. Considering his way to keep a tight rein, everybody including myself thought he might kill me.

I could have run away, but I wanted to tell him for once what I want to do for my life. He answered right away “You can go.” He added, “You earned it by yourself. I’ve watched you all your life and I know you. That’s why I let you do what you want.” Although I had always looked for a way to get rid of him, it was him who made me free and what I am now…

Kyoto: The Last Successor to One Japanese Family / Hidemi Woods”


11 responses to “My first hardcover has been published! “Kyoto: The Last Successor to One Japanese Family / Hidemi Woods”

  1. We may predict people’s responses, thinking we know them well – but they can surprise us.

  2. (Congratulations on your book, Hidemi!)

  3. Congratulations.

    It sounds like an excellent book.

  4. cat9984 says:

    Congratulations!

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