Vol. 134 kumagusu

This is the following of my previous article about Guam trip. I could timely go to a night market in a town where I visited. The night market is held once a week, only on Wednesday. There were a lot of conventional stalls and souvenir stalls at the night market. Especially among those, I found sophisticated woman and her accessory stall in a quietly corner of the night market. She was selling antique style accessories which might be made by herself and she also made ad-lib accessories tailor-made for each customer’s needs there.

I looked around her beautiful accessories, and then I heard that an Asian tourist asked her whether credit card could be used for payment at the her stall. She answered yes to the tourist and then I was really surprised that she used her iPhone as a credit terminal. I thought it was pretty smart and cool and I knew there were a lot of tools like these so that an individual easily do business.
I somehow thought of myself that the concept of working have already been changed as technology advances.

 

前回のグアム旅行記の続きになります。私が訪れた場所では、週に1回、水曜日に夜市が催されていて、今回はタイミング良くその夜市に行くことができました。そこではお祭りの定番とされたような似通った屋台やお土産屋さんが並んでいたのですが、夜市が開かれている場所の片隅でひっそりと構えられている、洗練された雰囲気をお持ちの店主であろう女性の方のアクセサリー扱うをお店がありました。アンティーク調の既成のアイテムと、即興でお客さんにあったアクセサリーを作り、販売している様子。素敵だなーと思いながらしばらくお店を見ていた時、横にいた1人のアジア人の観光客の方が、購入の際、クレジットカードを使えるか聞ていたのですが、店主の方がなんともスマートに店主自身のiPhoneを使ってクレジットカードの決済を行っていたことに衝撃を受けました。筆者が時代遅れなのも然りですが、場所に捉われず、個人で手軽にビジネスを行うツールは世の中にたくさんあって、働き方の概念は時代の流れと共にすでに変わりつつあるのかなぁとか、なんとなくですが思った出来事でした。

 

Today’s artist is “kumagusu“. This band is 4 piece band which was formed by guitar. INOUE Y, guitar. Yamasaki, bass. MOJYA, and drum. SUZUKI. The origin of the name of their band is a Japanese mycologist , Minakata Kumagusu.

 

今日ご紹介するのは”Kumagasu“という、井上Y、山崎、モジャ、鈴木で結成される4ピースバンド。 “Kumagasu”というバンド名は、粘菌学の研究等で有名な南方熊楠が由来となっているそうです。

 

 

I think their music is psychedelic but is also refined style like a NYC band, “tonstarssbandht” who will come to Japan this month. I like their sense of music that is combined conflicting styles and sounds like saggy but barely cool. They are exactly projecting the style they want.

 

今月来日する”tonstarssbandht“のようなサイケデリックなんですが洗練されていて、個人的に、いかにもイケてるってよりは相反するものを組み合わせていたり、ダサいんだかかっこ良いんだか分からないようなのが結構好きだったりするのですが、まさにそんな感じがするバンド。

 


調べていてちょっと面白かったのが、彼らのバンドのインタビューを彼ら自身で行っている記事がバンドのブログに載っていて、曲の解説だったりが詳しく載っててとても面白いので是非読んで見て下さい。


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