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20 January 2010 @ 01:08 am
Does anybody remember how I posted about a hunt for the coolest house ever way back in 2008? (Of course not, lol) And was excited that it was in Kichijoji?

Well, I got to go inside it on Monday!! (Yay!) I interviewed Umezu Kazuo-sensei, aka the grand-master of Japanese horror manga, in his new house, and he has got to be the most genki 70-year old that I've ever known!! The column won't be out for a few months, but when it does come out, I'll let everyone know! He gave me a lot of tips on how to get myself published too! I'm so grateful!

I hope that I am that genki when I turn 70.. and OMG the inside of his house is to die for. I was just floored... and it was so much fun!! Kind of a disappointment when I ran straight from there to Konomi-sensei's studio afterwards (it's nice but not spiffy like that!), to start working on this month's chapter of Tenipuri. ^^;;

But just today, I got to draw trees, several bald eagles, and a flowered bedspread! So I guess you can't say that it's a total loss of a day.. right? ^^;; Currently in my off-hours (aka the time we are alotted to sleep), sitting at my desk and wondering how much of my own stuff I can get done before I succumb to the need for shut-eye....

I really, really wish that this place looked like Kazuo-sensei's house right now, though. I mean, who doesn't want walls made out of red velvet????!

Really, really sleepy. I need to study too, but I don't think that I will be able to make it. Need lots of energy for drawing more non-tennisy things tomorrow for our tennis manga. I did have a really great idea though!! In connection with the prints I have been working on (slowly) forever. OMG I can't wait to finish, now!

But first, bed. *nods off*
Current Location: T.K. Works studio
Current Mood: SLEEPY
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 20th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
There was one wall that was red velvet, yes!
traintotaipei on January 19th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Okay, that's an adorable picture. I don't know, I just love it! xD

I would live in that house. (cough).
never grow olddiscodv8 on January 19th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
i want the waldo shirt.
♔tsundere on January 20th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
oh geez he is adorable
ナルル: Go go!dgm_allenwalker on January 20th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
He's one cute genki 70-year-old mangaka o/////o

Ganbatte!! I'm also on my route to become a mangaka ♥
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 20th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!! ^o^ Your art is amazing, so I'm sure you can do it! ^^
ナルル: England got starred OTLdgm_allenwalker on January 23rd, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! o(>w<o) Btw, I have some personal questions to ask you, so how can I contact you?
~Your Devious Shadow~: Laughing Manmr_endo on January 20th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Ah, to roam the house of an eccentric mangaka... Must be fascinating.
(Anonymous) on January 20th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Good evening.
Got to your blog just by chance. Cute writing I must say, and congrats to your success.

The thing is, I'm currently studying japanese fulltime in Tokyo and live in a appartement in shinjuku. Everything is great except for one thing, I'm having quite some trouble finding work and getting my "tourism" started since I feel too overwhelmed of my surroundings to see things clearly :P

Anyway, without being too demanding. I wonder if you have by any chance tips of some kind for finding for a 20 year old Swedish (not viking) lol.
If you get the time, add Robin Rastenberger Deconihout on facebook. ありがとうね!
孤児: Fragilekoji on January 20th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hey sorry to butt in but I thought I'd also offer to answer questions you might have about life in Japan (as Jamie is usually too swamped with work to even post sometimes, let alone reply to comments). I don't live in Tokyo so things are different for me, but I am in Japan. I also have a Swedish friend (he's 20 too!) that lives here, so if you'd like I can send you his facebook info <3
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 20th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
For tourism, I suggest checking out a guidebook and seeing the things that interest you! ^^ It will help a lot more than I can. =D

As for a job... gomen, I really don't know since I haven't really been in the market for those kinds of jobs for years!
孤児koji on January 20th, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
That's so awesome that you got to meet Kazuo sensei and see his house <3. Another dream come true ^w^!! I have a friend that loves horror manga and would be very jealous to hear you got to meet him, haha.

Anyway, don't let work wear you out too much~ but remember we're all here rooting for ya!!
Muriel Ithilnorfaeriemuriel on January 20th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Is that the guy who wrote...of gosh, what was it? Something fault. Where there were the people-shaped holes in a cliff face and someone tried to go in one that was shaped like him and....I still get shivers thinking about it.

This is the guy who wrote that nightmare-inducing awesomeness?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 20th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I'm not familiar with that plot.. If you can remember the title, that might help!