“Hanako Oku and the Impossible Hair”
No, I’m kidding. To quote Krusty-The-Clown “I kid … I kid, because I love…”
The name of the Japanese pop singing duo seen here with Hanako Oku is actually “Yoshido Yamada”. Only the one dude has impossible hair. Hanako Oku is performing with the group on live Japanese television. Both were promoting their new albums which were released earlier this spring. It is a sweet musical moment. The video quality is very low unfortunately, but thank you nevertheless to YouTube user “Koon Jimmy” for posting this unique performance.
Of other fashion note is that Hanako Oku is wearing her hair longer these days. Her hair is longer now than in any other photos on earlier CDs and live performances. It is a great new look for her! Inside her new album “Kimi to Boku no Michi” (君と僕の道; Our Road), there are several photos of her in the lyric booklet. There is one photo of her with her back to the camera, and it is lovely. It really captures her new long, flowing hairstyle. If I did not know any better, I would have though it was a photo of Haruna Kojima from the back : )
I’m also posting the other song Oku-san performs, on the same promotional show. The song is “Period” ピリオド (translation?). Oku-Historians take notice: She does slip up a little bit here. Makes me wonder: Does she struggle whenever she sings this particular song? We all have our “bad hair days”, even the Little Great One. I will take any Hanaoko Oku TV performance however. Watch it once then delete it.
So as to not leave on a sour note, I am also posting the studio version of the song. It is a great song on a great new album. Also notable about this one is that the intro reminds me of the intro to “Captain Fantastic” by Elton John. Discuss!
Pika! Pika! Click to view full size images!
Enough random thoughts … I’m going to get a haircut.
It only took three months for that blond starlight to reach my world.