ENGLISH INFORMATION

Takuji Aoyagi

He was born into a family of classical guitarists in Tokyo on December 8th, 1971.
He picked up a guitar at the age of 3 and started learning the piano and percussions.

In 1990, after the appearance on the audition TV program, He made a debut with the band, Little Creatures.
In 1991, he studied abroad in England. Living in England for one year, he encountered live sounds of musicians, who gathered from all over the world.
After coming back to Japan, he had a number of albums released with the band, Double Famous, and as a solo musician under the names of KAMA AINA and Takuji Aoyagi.
He had an album of KAMA AINA released from labels in England and Denmark and toured in those countries.
He also produced music collections of Sicily and Hawaii Islands, an album of musicians playing at Metro stations in Paris, a Mix CD of a collaboration with a fashion designer, and various other artists.
He composed music for film, theatre, and TV program and presented his works as a poet and a photographer as well.

In 2010, he moved to Yanbaru (the northern mountain area) in Okinawa.
He started learning folk musics in various areas of Japan and holistic therapy.
In  2013, as a new project, he started “CIRCLE VOICE”, a participatory concert where the audiences voices flow in whirls, in Yanbaru, the mountain area of Northern Okinawa.

In 2016, he published a picture book “Kagaribi (Bonfire)” and released UA’s “Japo” which he produced and Little Creatures’ “Michi no Album (The Unknown Album)”. He is currently touring nationwide with both of them.