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Shogo Horiuchi

Tenri, Nara, Japan

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Overview

  • 72 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese, Spanish; learning Chinese, French, German
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Furniture shop owner
  • Books, beautiful nights, street musi...
  • From Tenri city, Nara
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Create best communication from Nara!

ABOUT ME

Main interest: coffee roasting, cafe culture, Latinamerica, Local events' organization, One-man orchestra.

Dream: travel around the world, make complete report of great coffee shops (and publish a book), busking on the street, making concert in every cafe.

My recent motto:
*Give it first, then someone will give it to you.
*Wish first, then your dream will come true.
*Creation = Imagination x concentration
*Dominate your communication, then you'll dominate your world.

I'm always thinking how to explore my creative communication towards you.

PHILOSOPHY

1.Dominate your communication,
then you'll dominate your world.

2.Being mediocre is evil.
Be unique and eccentric.

3.Be positive.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

*Show that constructive/exciting communication is possible even you are in Nara.
*(if time/chance allows) show how is "real Japanese country-side family/house" which is my family:-)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I had very good experiences through CS(HC), the best thing is, that I could meet people who were impossible to meet without this kind of community, like musicians in Romania, an French intellectual, Taiwanese up-and-coming biz student etc. I will see more, of course!

Interests

*Recording (my next CD should be dedicated to Mexico with some cover songs & original songs)

*Power/political balance and direction in Central Asia region

*Viral marketing

*Making CS Osaka/Kansai area T-shirts

Music, Movies & Books

My "one-man orchestra" style

link to "ultimo camion" on Youtube

link to "La tapatia" on Youtube

link to "Besame mucho" on Youtube

Ver7.5 (ultimately equipped version)
Left foot:cajon, snare drum(twin pedal)
Right foot:cowbell, hihut symbal, snare drum, foot maracas
Hi-hut tree: splash, bycicle bells/horn
spice branch: vibra-slap, tambulin, cow bell
"my boyfriend is lefter" Bird toy, melodica
Secret sound: wind chime
Effect box: voice effect/harmonizer, distortion, harmonix(bass sound) loop station, theremin)
Mouth: Harmonica, Kazoo, Spanish/mexican songs

Ver7.0 (Electro-decorated version)
Left foot:cajon
Right foot:cowbell, hihut symbal
Hi-hut tree: splash, bycicle bells/horn
spice branch: vibra-slap, tambulin, cow bell
Effect box: voice effect/harmonizer, distortion, harmonix(bass sound) loop station, theremin)
Mouth: Harmonica, Kazoo, Spanish/mexican songs

Ver6.0 (stop me if you can version)
Left foot:cajon
Right foot:cowbell, hihut symbal
Hi-hut tree: guitar, bycicle bells/horn
Middle note: tambulin
Under the table: cowbell
Mouth: Harmonica, Kazoo, Spanish/mexican songs

Ver5.0 (upsized for better sound & concert)
Left foot:cajon
Right foot:cowbell, hihut symbal
(Automatic shift change like F-1 racer)
Hands: guitar, bycicle bells/horn
Mouth: Harmonica, Kazoo, Spanish/mexican songs

Ver4.5 (upsized to add more variation)
Left foot:guitar case
Right foot: cowbell, hihut symbal
(automatic shift change)
Hands: guitar, symbal
Mouth: harmonica, kazoo
Now, again, transportation problem occured!:-(( too many things to carry!

Ver4 (downsized for busking style)
Left foot:guitar case
Right foot:cow bell
Right ankle:bells
Hands:guitar
Mouth:Harmonica & Kazoo
*using guitar case as bass drum is key point!

Ver3.5 composed by;
Left foot; bass drum
Left ankle; mexican ethnic percussion
Right foot: snare drum
Right ankle: bells
Hands; Guitar
Mouth; Harmonica & Kazoo(optional)

Books
favorite; Haruki Murakami, Jaime Sabines, Milan Kundera, Robert Schneider, Garcia Marques, Kotaro Takamura, Osamu Dazai, Ramo Nakajima...etc

Music
Mexican trad songs ("El rey" is my life theme)
Arbol, Ojos de brujo, Los fabulosos cadillacs,
Yucatan a go-go, Fernando Delgadillo, La Shica,
Blue king brown, Daniel Cirera, Jack Johnson...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

under construction

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach; Japanese dialect (I cannot speak regular one)
Mexican spanish (intermediate)
German (beginner)
Marketing theory and practice (hm....)
Coffee roasting (pretty easy!)
Furniture (I must be professional!:-))
Learn; Chinese (Mandarin)
Web design (flash etc)
Medieval music instruments (like Hurdy-Gurdy)
Share;my & your crazy idea

Countries I've Visited

China, France, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Japan, Mexico

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