Ayumi Hamasaki PV Database"Feel the love" (December 2013)

This PV was shot in LA and remains a disaster.

(Source: , via cleopatrasdownwardspiral)

Ayumi Hamasaki PV Database"Merry-go-round" (December 2013)

Ayumi Hamasaki PV Database"Melody" (February 2013)

The “Melody” PV was originally announced for the LOVE mini-album before it was replaced by “Missing.” The song eventually got its own PV for LOVE again.

浜崎あゆみ, URAAYU, 2002

(Source: snakedisorder)

sucundun:

ayuvogue:

sucundun:

ayuvogue:

sucundun

#geisha



It’s funny how some people are so fast to speak their mind and criticize bc they’re ‘wow so wise’, but then they remain so quiet when they are asked to give explanations…


I feel like I missed something while I was out. Somebody catch me up!
In the absence of a play-by-play, I’m going to interpret this as a round-about request to explain the meaning of “geisha” (the knowledge of which doesn’t make one “wow so wise,” unfortunately. I’d really like to put that on my business card tho). The quick and dirty explanation is that to be a “geisha” is to take on a profession and lifestyle that caters to an insular, elite culture; it’s a profession that requires education in specific, complicated instruments, dances, and other traditional modes of performance. Granted, the fact that the profession is so exclusive leads to a lot of misunderstandings in mass media (as we’ve covered before), but we can all agree that “geisha” means more than “pretty Asian lady in a kimono,” right?
For more information, I’d recommend reading Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki (one of the women interviewed by Arthur Golden for his hugely influential and grossly misleading novel Memoirs of a Geisha) or Kelly Foreman’s p cool chapter from Bad Girls of Japan, “Bad Girls Confined: Okuni, Geisha, and the Negotiation of Female Performance Space.”

Mmmm I’m kind of confused now. I was angry before because i sent you a message explaining to you why i put ‘geisha’ as a tag in this gif and you didn’t reply back. I thought it was a not very polite attitude and that’s why i got mad.
Now I come to think that you perhaps didn’t receive my message, thing which is odd but it can happen from time to time i guess…
I know what a geisha is but thank you for recommend me those books anyway, it’s always interesting to read more about it!
XOXO

Definitely didn’t get any messages; I checked my tumblr messages, disqus comments, and e-mail before my last post, so unless it was sent via some other method I didn’t think of, I think it was sucked into an internet black hole. Glad it was just a misunderstanding and I really, sincerely hope you enjoy the books if you get to them. Bad Girls of Japan is especially great.

sucundun:

ayuvogue:

sucundun:

ayuvogue:

i don't think it means what you think it means.

It’s funny how some people are so fast to speak their mind and criticize bc they’re ‘wow so wise’, but then they remain so quiet when they are asked to give explanations…

image

I feel like I missed something while I was out. Somebody catch me up!

In the absence of a play-by-play, I’m going to interpret this as a round-about request to explain the meaning of “geisha” (the knowledge of which doesn’t make one “wow so wise,” unfortunately. I’d really like to put that on my business card tho). The quick and dirty explanation is that to be a “geisha” is to take on a profession and lifestyle that caters to an insular, elite culture; it’s a profession that requires education in specific, complicated instruments, dances, and other traditional modes of performance. Granted, the fact that the profession is so exclusive leads to a lot of misunderstandings in mass media (as we’ve covered before), but we can all agree that “geisha” means more than “pretty Asian lady in a kimono,” right?

For more information, I’d recommend reading Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki (one of the women interviewed by Arthur Golden for his hugely influential and grossly misleading novel Memoirs of a Geisha) or Kelly Foreman’s p cool chapter from Bad Girls of Japan, “Bad Girls Confined: Okuni, Geisha, and the Negotiation of Female Performance Space.”

Mmmm I’m kind of confused now. I was angry before because i sent you a message explaining to you why i put ‘geisha’ as a tag in this gif and you didn’t reply back. I thought it was a not very polite attitude and that’s why i got mad.

Now I come to think that you perhaps didn’t receive my message, thing which is odd but it can happen from time to time i guess…

I know what a geisha is but thank you for recommend me those books anyway, it’s always interesting to read more about it!

XOXO

Definitely didn’t get any messages; I checked my tumblr messages, disqus comments, and e-mail before my last post, so unless it was sent via some other method I didn’t think of, I think it was sucked into an internet black hole. Glad it was just a misunderstanding and I really, sincerely hope you enjoy the books if you get to them. Bad Girls of Japan is especially great.

Ayumi Hamasaki PV Database"Sweet scar" (December 2012)

"Sweet scar" is Ayu”s third video to be shot in a single take without cuts. The others are "Daybreak" (2002) and "Curtain call" (2009)

Longer preview of Ayu’s new song, “Hello new me” from the drama, “Zoku Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi.” The song will be included on her upcoming album due in July. (via AyuAngel)

sucundun:

ayuvogue:

sucundun

#geisha



It’s funny how some people are so fast to speak their mind and criticize bc they’re ‘wow so wise’, but then they remain so quiet when they are asked to give explanations…


I feel like I missed something while I was out. Somebody catch me up!
In the absence of a play-by-play, I’m going to interpret this as a round-about request to explain the meaning of “geisha” (the knowledge of which doesn’t make one “wow so wise,” unfortunately. I’d really like to put that on my business card tho). The quick and dirty explanation is that to be a “geisha” is to take on a profession and lifestyle that caters to an insular, elite culture; it’s a profession that requires education in specific, complicated instruments, dances, and other traditional modes of performance. Granted, the fact that the profession is so exclusive leads to a lot of misunderstandings in mass media (as we’ve covered before), but we can all agree that “geisha” means more than “pretty Asian lady in a kimono,” right?
For more information, I’d recommend reading Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki (one of the women interviewed by Arthur Golden for his hugely influential and grossly misleading novel Memoirs of a Geisha) or Kelly Foreman’s p cool chapter from Bad Girls of Japan, “Bad Girls Confined: Okuni, Geisha, and the Negotiation of Female Performance Space.”

sucundun:

ayuvogue:

i don't think it means what you think it means.

It’s funny how some people are so fast to speak their mind and criticize bc they’re ‘wow so wise’, but then they remain so quiet when they are asked to give explanations…

image

I feel like I missed something while I was out. Somebody catch me up!

In the absence of a play-by-play, I’m going to interpret this as a round-about request to explain the meaning of “geisha” (the knowledge of which doesn’t make one “wow so wise,” unfortunately. I’d really like to put that on my business card tho). The quick and dirty explanation is that to be a “geisha” is to take on a profession and lifestyle that caters to an insular, elite culture; it’s a profession that requires education in specific, complicated instruments, dances, and other traditional modes of performance. Granted, the fact that the profession is so exclusive leads to a lot of misunderstandings in mass media (as we’ve covered before), but we can all agree that “geisha” means more than “pretty Asian lady in a kimono,” right?

For more information, I’d recommend reading Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki (one of the women interviewed by Arthur Golden for his hugely influential and grossly misleading novel Memoirs of a Geisha) or Kelly Foreman’s p cool chapter from Bad Girls of Japan, “Bad Girls Confined: Okuni, Geisha, and the Negotiation of Female Performance Space.”

track M (Acoustic Orchestra Ver.)
artist 浜崎あゆみ
album ayu-mi-x 4 + selection Acoustic Orchestra Ver.

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浜崎あゆみ | M (Acoustic Orchestra Ver.) | ayu-mi-x 4 

Song of the day #08