INTERVIEW

  • Jun
July 7 (Tue), 8 (Wed), 9 (Thurs), 10 (Fri), 11 (Sat) Dairo Suga 5DAYS

July 7 (Tue), 8 (Wed), 9 (Thurs), 10 (Fri), 11 (Sat)
Dairo Suga 5DAYS 3,000 yen + tax

Dairo Suga 5DAYS 3,000 yen + tax

July 7 (Tue): new little one
Dairo Suga (p), Tokutaro Hosoi (g), Shu Akimoto (ds)

July 8 (Wed): Dairo Suga Trio
Dairo Suga (p), Hiroki Chiba (b), Sohnosuke Imaizumi (ds)

July 9 (Thurs): M&N’s orchestra
Dairo Suga (p), Shinpei Ruike (tp), Kei Matsumaru (as), Yasuyuki Takahashi (tb), Daisuke Fujiwara (ts), Kayoko MIyama (vo), Tokutaro Hosoi (g), Hikaru Toho (b), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (ds)

July 10 (Fri): The Woman-Killer Drum Hell 2
Dairo Suga (p), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (ds), Tamaya Honda (ds), Masahiro Uemura (ds), Yoshihito Eto (ds)

July 11 (Sat): Dairo Suga Solo
Dairo Suga (p)

Have you all received your masks yet? We will do it again this year, our Pit Inn 5DAYS! We got all kinds of music with a great lineup for this troubled world! An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a drum for a drum! If you kill me, I’ll kill you back! A never-ending cycle of life and death, karmic backlash, the days and months are travelers of eternity, the flow of the river is unceasing.

  • Jul
Tamaya Honda 3DAYS

August 13 (Thurs) / July 14 (Fri) / July 15 (Sat)
Open19:00 / Start19:30
13日: 3,000 yen + tax
14日,15日: 3,500 yen + tax
*We will start accepting reservations at the reception counter of Shinjuku Pit Inn, or by phone (03-3354-2024), or via the ticket reservation form of each performance from 11 AM on July 1, Wednesday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

13日 TAMAXILLE
Tamaya Honda (ds), Shinpei Ruike (tp), May Inoue (g), Takashi Sugawa (b)
14日 Tamaya Honda Special Session
Tamaya Honda (ds), Toshinori Kondo (electric-tp), Tsuneo Imahori (g), Mitsuru Nasuno (b)
15日 Takehiro Honda Tribute Band
Tamaya Honda (ds), Kosuke Mine (ts), Miyuki Moriya (as), Satoshi Izumi (g), Fumio Itabashi (p), Yasushi Yoneki (b)

 

What will be the situation in August as of this writing? Are the musicians back to work as usual? Are the stores open for business as usual? This Covid-19 pandemic may affect all of us for more than a year, and we will have to live with it according to our own ways of thinking and positions. The state of emergency was declared on April 7 and was extended to May, although there were hints that it would be mitigated to some extent depending on the situation. However, I was almost crossing the bounds and was even losing my attachment to playing music. It was honestly how I was. An old restaurant in Chofu has been closed due to the pandemic. The owner of the restaurant said, “I couldn’t see the future, and my heart was broken.”

I truly understand how he felt. I feel the same way as he does. Disheartened and unmotivated, “for what and for who” are we enduring this situation? I remember that I read a story about the late writer Hisashi Inoue in a newspaper after the Great East Japan Earthquake. It was the culture column of the Yomiuri Shimbun dated April 28, 2011. “People say, “Hold on, Japan. I believe in the power of Japan.” But Mr. Inoue may not have empathized with such words. Since wielding a cause was what he hated most.” “Mr. Inoue always spoke out what everyone thoughts were right, or what people thought wrong in their hearts but couldn’t speak out loud.” I can’t help but feel the present situation is something like that. What is the purpose of voluntary restraint, and furthermore, the establishment of a new normal of life?

However, people are all different and we all have different strengths and weaknesses, qualities and personalities (I hate the word “sense of values” though). I would like to say this out loud: people don’t live in prison camps, they live in a series of happenings. I’ve been really exhausted while going through this time with the self-restraint depression. We are still living in an unusual situation and there is still a fear of the second wave of coronavirus, but I feel that there is a brighter path back to our normal lives. I myself feel that this 3DAYS event at the Pit Inn is always something special to me, but this year, it will be even more special and I am thrilled to think of it as an important event. I am a musician and all I can do it to prove something with my music rather than words. I would like to thank all the musicians who have agreed to play during this 3DAYS event in spite of the current difficult circumstances. I am grateful for your support and hope to make this 3DAYS my opportunity to convey something important via my music.

– Takaya Honda

Tamaya Honda 3DAYS

August 13 (Thurs) / July 14 (Fri) / July 15 (Sat)
Open19:00 / Start19:30
13日: 3,000 yen + tax
14日,15日: 3,500 yen + tax
*We will start accepting reservations at the reception counter of Shinjuku Pit Inn, or by phone (03-3354-2024), or via the ticket reservation form of each performance from 11 AM on July 1, Wednesday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

13日 TAMAXILLE
Tamaya Honda (ds), Shinpei Ruike (tp), May Inoue (g), Takashi Sugawa (b)
14日 Tamaya Honda Special Session
Tamaya Honda (ds), Toshinori Kondo (electric-tp), Tsuneo Imahori (g), Mitsuru Nasuno (b)
15日 Takehiro Honda Tribute Band
Tamaya Honda (ds), Kosuke Mine (ts), Miyuki Moriya (as), Satoshi Izumi (g), Fumio Itabashi (p), Yasushi Yoneki (b)

 

What will be the situation in August as of this writing? Are the musicians back to work as usual? Are the stores open for business as usual? This Covid-19 pandemic may affect all of us for more than a year, and we will have to live with it according to our own ways of thinking and positions. The state of emergency was declared on April 7 and was extended to May, although there were hints that it would be mitigated to some extent depending on the situation. However, I was almost crossing the bounds and was even losing my attachment to playing music. It was honestly how I was. An old restaurant in Chofu has been closed due to the pandemic. The owner of the restaurant said, “I couldn’t see the future, and my heart was broken.”

I truly understand how he felt. I feel the same way as he does. Disheartened and unmotivated, “for what and for who” are we enduring this situation? I remember that I read a story about the late writer Hisashi Inoue in a newspaper after the Great East Japan Earthquake. It was the culture column of the Yomiuri Shimbun dated April 28, 2011. “People say, “Hold on, Japan. I believe in the power of Japan.” But Mr. Inoue may not have empathized with such words. Since wielding a cause was what he hated most.” “Mr. Inoue always spoke out what everyone thoughts were right, or what people thought wrong in their hearts but couldn’t speak out loud.” I can’t help but feel the present situation is something like that. What is the purpose of voluntary restraint, and furthermore, the establishment of a new normal of life?

However, people are all different and we all have different strengths and weaknesses, qualities and personalities (I hate the word “sense of values” though). I would like to say this out loud: people don’t live in prison camps, they live in a series of happenings. I’ve been really exhausted while going through this time with the self-restraint depression. We are still living in an unusual situation and there is still a fear of the second wave of coronavirus, but I feel that there is a brighter path back to our normal lives. I myself feel that this 3DAYS event at the Pit Inn is always something special to me, but this year, it will be even more special and I am thrilled to think of it as an important event. I am a musician and all I can do it to prove something with my music rather than words. I would like to thank all the musicians who have agreed to play during this 3DAYS event in spite of the current difficult circumstances. I am grateful for your support and hope to make this 3DAYS my opportunity to convey something important via my music.

– Takaya Honda

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