This blogger met Kamijo at an event in Nagoya among other fans and has shared some of the stuff that KAMIJO said and did. It’s interesting reading.
KAMIJO’s event at HMV Sakae on Aug 30th
After a while KAMIJO appeared. He was in black suit of GRAZIOSO and wearing sunglasses. He took a seat and held a microphone.
By the way he talked a lot and I can’t memorize all the stories. Sorry, in advance.
KAMIJO: Bonjour, everyone. This is KAMIJO. Thank you for coming to this event. I’m really happy to have my first event in my favorite city Nagoya. Whenever I come to Nagoya, I eat Hitsumabushi (chopped kabayaki eel on rice), but today I haven’t yet. I’m hungry… Well, they say I’m a vampire but I also eat Onigiri (rice ball) or something in my daily life.
KAMIJO: Finally “Louis -Enketsu no La Vie en Rose-” is released. I’m sure you like it. I began to write in January but the lyrics came down to me in March and changed the melody of chorus. Do you remember that I posted to twitter, “La Vie en Rose”? I can’t share the moment when a song is completed or something comes down to me. That’s why I post to twitter when something important happened to me. I hope you feel a change in my mind.
KAMIJO: The most important part of this song is there! (He pointed out Louis’ music video which was playing at the left side of the stage.) There are three choruses but they are all different. I hope you enjoy the difference.
KAMIJO: The theme of this song is awaking. Mana-sama and I often talk about aesthetics… By the way do you know where we talked? … The answer is at an eel restaurant. Yes, wriggling… No, I never wriggle with Mana-sama… Anyway this song was born by talking with him.
KAMIJO: Ah, you want me to take my sunglasses off? (He did it.) Yes, I like those sunglasses recently which are from ANNA SUI. A hat, sunglasses and a gauze mask are essential for me in my daily life. But if I put on sunglasses and a mask at the same time, I look strange. So I usually put on either of them, but sometimes I put on both of them when my throat isn’t in a good condition. Then if I add something, a terrible thing will happen. What do you think? (No one answered.) It’s not a hat but clorets! It’s great! I love it but it irritates my nose and eyes and a tragic accident will happen. Well, these lenses are purple… if you see them carefully, you will find. They are just like NOMURA Sachiyo-san’s but when I put on… (He put the sunglasses on) …What? I look like Satchy? …By the way when I wore a hat, sunglasses and a mask in a foreign country, I was called “Michael!”
– – – Questions and answers
Q: What’s your favorite word?
KAMIJO: Oh. What do you think? … Of course, it’s “Bonjour.”
Q: What’s your favorite tarot card?
KAMIJO: It’s Moon. I like a crack on my neck and that the tone of the card is not green but pale blue. (Then he drifted away from the subject(ahaha).)
Q: Is your way of making a song for solo different from LAREINE or Versailles?
KAMIJO: I always try not to be satisfied with melody only. Without good lyrics, the song isn’t completed. For example, good chemistry is important between a man and a woman. Even if there is a good melody, it doesn’t make a song without words which are good for it. On the other hand, if there are good lyrics, I can change the melody.
Q: When will Versailles be back?
KAMIJO: Of course I will start it again, but my solo project and Jupiter have just begun. Let us do it for a while.
Q: When will your album be released?
KAMIJO: I’ve kept you waiting so long since Versailles stopped on Dec 20th but I think my next single will be out soon. But my album won’t be released for a while. I hope I’ll make it by the end of next year.
Q: What do you like about Nagoya?
KAMIJO: I often visited Nagoya to perform as a tour final before, so I feel Nagoya is an exciting city. And I like foods in Nagoya.
Q: When do you feel happy?
KAMIJO: When I sing in front of you, I feel most happy. I sing, feeling proud of my song. When you sing to a karaoke in front of those who don’t know LAREINE or Versailles, you want them to listen to our songs and sing with pride, don’t you? I feel the same as you.
Q: What’s your recommendation of a perfume of rose?
KAMIJO: I receive too many perfumes and bath salts of rose. I want to wear another perfume. I had looked for a perfume of black tea, but I hadn’t. So I pat a tea bag of Darjeeling, not tea leaves, to my body now.
Q: What kind of pasta do you like?
KAMIJO: A restaurant I often visit serves “white bolognse.” I love it. And I like pepperoncino which has little garlic. I don’t like garlic.
Q: How did you spend your birthday this year?
KAMIJO: My birthday event was supposed to be held on the next day. So I helped my staff who were preparing for it.
Q: When do you feel “grazioso?”
KAMIJO: Well….. (He was sunk in thought). For example, when I’m thinking or watching your faces, I feel so.
Q: I like classical music. Would you tell me know about violin, viola and cello?
KAMIJO: Yes, I did live recording of violin, viola and cello this time. I hadn’t done before because it was difficult. When I heard the sound, I found I like viola the best. The sound of bowing is good. I wanted to be a vocalist like a violin before but now I want to be like a viola because I don’t sing in high-pitched tone.
Q: If you were a prime minister, what would you do first?
KAMIJO: It’s quite difficult…. Now young people can’t dance in clubs by law, so I want them to dance freely.
Other posts about Kamijo on my blog