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One of the most frequently asked questions is how I got into blues music while I was born and raised in Japan. 



In the 1970s, there was a big blues boom that took place in Japan. Many big name players came from Chicago during those days. 



Perhaps it was the aftermath of its popularity in Europe in the 1960s when famous British Rock Bands, such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, etc. covered the Chicago Blues songs. 



By the mid 1980s, however, when Disco music was dominant in the music world, the blues wave in Japan had faded away and never came back. I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of it. 



It was in my teenager days when I was bitten by the blues bug as I was growing up in Japan, and I still have it after over 4 decades. 



From 2017 to 2020, I paid my utmost respect to the Chicago Blues by moving to Chicago and living there for 3 years. Now I am back in the San Francisco South Bay and regaining my groove. 



Humbly speaking, I consider playing the blues a calling from above to satisfy my soul. 


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