And we are on to the next person, Kashiyuka! We find out more about her, namely
- hat is your best disguise accessory
- She brings a heavy hairdryer o_O
- She wants to eat my ilk like an old woman -_-
[Interview - Kashiyuka]
What are your memories of the 1st tour ‘GAME’?
Thinking back right now, I was tense. I was worried and nervous and had a hard time adjusting my own pace. It was the first time that I had ever experienced a long live performances, so it really got through my head how important it is to control my physical condition. But it was a live house tour, so the distance between the audience and us was really close. It was so close that I was embarrassed to make a cool pose (laugh).
They say you feel the enormous heat in a live house.
It was enormous. The live house in Sendai had a low ceiling, so the condensed heat turned to dews and dropped. It was like a mist sauna (laugh).
Did you go somewhere during free time on the tour?
I learned for the first time during the tour that we had ‘move days’ (when you are just on the move and have no performance). We went to eat with the staff, or went to a department store with three of us. That was really fun.
Did three of you disguise yourselves?
No, no (laugh). Just putting on a hat, like that. But nobody noticed us.
How do you feel about the second tour ‘Chokkaku Nitouhen Sankakkei TOUR (Right Isosceles Triangle TOUR)’?
Last time I was just worried (and try) not to make mistakes, but this time I want to perform on every stage with fresh feelings. And personally, I am very happy that we can do a live performance in Ishikawa prefecture for the first time. My grandmother will be coming to the Perfume’s concert for the first time, so I am very excited (laugh).
Name three things you cannot do without during a tour.
Bath salts, masks, a hair dryer.
I always use the same bath salts at my home, but during a tour I carry a variety of them on purpose to try them out. And the masks are for protecting my throat. Because it is really dry in a car or bullet train. I also put on a mask when I sleep.
You don’t use a hair dryer they have in a hotel?
The wind power is not strong enough. So mine is heavy but I bring it anyway. Shampoo, treatment, hair oil, I bring them all which I usually use. Oh, and the straight iron for the stage (laugh).
Do you have anything you always do before the stage?
Stretching. It is dangerous if you don’t stretch your muscles fully.
Do you like traveling?
Yes, I do. Especially I like traveling like an old woman.
Traveling like an old woman!?
I like to go to places where elderly women like to go. For example, I like to go to Sugamo (Harajuku of elderly women) and eat senbei among old women.
So you like simple things?
May be I do. It is not like I want to eat something or do something. When I go on a trip, I am content with just taking a walk and doing things like having tea at a cafe nearby which has been there for a long time.
What is the most memorable trip you have ever made?
Hakone where I went with my friends. We had to get on a ropeway conveyor to get to the inn, but I was scared. It was a four-people conveyer only the guests staying at the inn or local people would use. I got so scared that that is the only thing I remember about the trip to Hakone (laugh).
Do you have any place you want to go now?
In the country, Kyoto and Izu. I also want to go to Okinawa. I want to see things like deep green, blue skies, something that has elegance. And if I go overseas, I would like to go to Iceland and Germany. Iceland has many hot springs because it has many volcanoes, and they have the biggest geyser in the world. I saw it in a picture and I was moved by it, and I thought I definitely wanted to see it!
What part of Germany are you attracted to?
I heard Germany is the center of techno music. But I want to go to Germany during Christmas season. They have Christmas weeks for four weeks and all the towns become Christmas. All the children and all the adults put their heart into it (laugh). I want to see it.
By the way, when you go on a trip, do you carry much baggage?
Probably I do. I hate to think “Oh, I should have brought that with me …” after I get to the place. And I want to spend days as usual as possible. I want to fully enjoy the trip so I don’t want to mess up about things like clothes. So when I am preparing, I think hard in simulations. Starting from what I should do when I get to the hotel, I pack up thinking about what to do, and I end up packing many things to bring with me. When I pack clothes, I pack spare clothes. And it will be like “Is that for a two-day trip?” (laugh).
That must be heavy with all the hair-care items.
Yeah. And I bring a camera too (laugh).
By the way, who brings the most baggage of the three?
Maybe I. A~chan brings much too, but she is good at stowing. She puts things into gaps like k,k,k,k. Ah, but if all the things were taken out of the bags, A~chan and I would be close competitors (laugh).
The following interview is translated by Perfume City Forumer taka02.2 comments