MASA solo acoustic show for Jack&Betty -
A Celebration of 60th Anniversary of Cinema

Saturday, Nov 24, 2012


I can’t believe I have a few more gigs coming up before I’m going back to London and I’m very lucky to have these gigs.

I have 3×30 miniute-slot for the event ” A Trip To Films In The Distant Past. “. This is a celebration of 60th Anniversary of the independent cinema Jack&Betty. The event involves a cinema poster exhibition ” Cinema and Play Design Work” by Masakatsu Ogasawara and 2 talk shows.

I will be playing after an opening party and talk shows. Mr Inayoshi (the owner of an event space Nitehi Works) and Mr Ogasawara kindly gave me 3 slots even at last minute. How lucky I am!

It will be a great exposure to O-ARC music to cinema fan in Japan and I’m so excited about it!

If you are in Japan please come down to Yokohama. It’s a only 1 hour away by train from Tokyo.

Hope see you there


A Trip To Films In The Distant Past. 「あの遠い日の映画への旅」
Event period: Sat 1st December – Sun 15th December 10am-8pm

Venue: Nitehi Works
3-47-1 Wakabacho Nakaku Yokohama Kanagawa Japan [Google Map]
Access: Koganecho station (Keikyu Line)

Opening Party: Saturday 1st of December 6pm-7pm
Masa on stage – 7pm
Entry free

First Talk Show: Saturday 8th December
Part 1: 1pm-2:30pm
Part 2: 3pm-4:30pm
Part 3: 5pm-6:30pm
Part 4: 7pm-8pm
Masa on stage – 8:30pm
Admission 1000yen

Second Talk Show: Sunday 9th December 2pm-4pm
Masa on stage – 4:30pm
Admission 1000yen

I have an another gig at Shichoshitsu 2 after playing at Nitehi Works on 9th December. I will be on stage at 7:30pm. If you can’t make Nitehi Works please come along! And if you can make 2 I thank you for a million. It takes only 3 minute walk from Nitehi Works to Shichoshitsu 2….Very very convenient ha.. ha..!

Sunday 9th December
Shichoshitsu 2
2-7 Koganecho Naka-ku
Yokohama Kanagawa Japan
Train station Koganecho (Keikyu Line)
Doors: 6pm
7:20pm (Masa on stage)

Tickets: 2000yen+drink tickets 500yen
1500yen+drink ticket 500yen (advance)

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A Trip To Films In The Distant Past
. 「あの遠い日の映画への旅」

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A gig at Shichoshitsu 2

Monday, Nov 19, 2012

Thanks very much for the people who supported me at Shichoshitsu 2 on 10th November.

I really enjoyed playing and appreciated your attentiveness. The sound on stage was fantastic. I definitely recommend you go to Shichoshitsu 2 if you are in Yokohama. It’s a lovely little music cafe.

I also made some new friends. This is another thing that made last night memorable. Oh, and not to forget the sweet potato curry I ate at Shichoshitsu 2 after the show. It was absolutely gorgeous.

Hope see you at another gig.


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Masa Solo Acoustic Live in Yokohama Japan

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012

It’s been 2 months since I came back to Japan. My mum’s recovery is amazing. She is nearly fully functional. She can do most of the house work like she used to do.
My dad is mentally more stabilised lately so I have a little more time for myself. The other day I walked around my town Yokohama and went to Koganecho district. It’s an area that used to be a red light district.
Now it’s all been cleaned up and artists moved in to create their studios. There are many small galleries and you can experience up-and-coming artists work.
I found a cafe called Shichoshitsu 2 where you can see live music regularly in the evening. So I dropped a O-ARC cd and got the gig on the same day. How lucky I am!!. I really wish Neil is with me but I have to do the solo this time.

If you are in Japan or travel to Japan around that time please pop in.

Hope see you there!


Masa Solo acoustic Live in Yokohama Japan
Saturday 10th November
Doors:6pm Music:6:30pm~
Venue: Shichoshitsu 2
2-7 Koganecho Naka-ku Yokohama Kanagawa Japan
Train station: Koganecho(Keikyu Line)

Tickets: 2000yen(including drink ticket 500yen) – at door
1500yen(including drink ticket 500yen) – advance

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It’s time for me to be with my parents

Monday, Sep 17, 2012

We are really sorry for not keeping in touch for quite a long time.

I have been back to Japan for nearly a month now as my mom has been in a hospital with a broken leg and meanwhile I have to take care of my dad who has got Alzheimer’s. I will stay here at least until mid November to sort out possible issues that my parents will face in the near future.

We have started to rehearse new songs for our next album and I really want to carry on but now it’s time for me to be with my parents. Once I get back to London we will start gigging again.

I will update as often as I can.

Speak soon!

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O-ARC @ Club Fabulous Night

Sunday, Aug 5, 2012

Enjoying Olympics’!
We do! We enjoy twice as much as we support UK and Japan!

And we really appreciate if you can pop in our next gig to support us as you support your team. It’s a free entry and there are 5 more bands playing on the same bill.

It will be a fantasitc night!
Hope see you there!

Masa and Neil

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O-ARC @ Club Fabulous Night
Wednesday 8th August 8pm
Venue: Mother Live
333 Old Street London EC1V 9LE [map]
Admission Free

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