Last New Years Eve, Yoshi and I stayed at the Kabuki Hotel in SF J-Town. I guess they pipe in the NHK for the guests there because there is no NHK to be found via DirecTV in San Jose, where we are this year. No NHK = NO KOHAKU. BOO, DIRECTV.
Anyway, since New Years Eve doesn’t feel like New Years Eve unless I have at least a little Red and White Song Battling, Yoshi was nice enough to go online to find a clip from this year’s Kohaku already posted. Yay!
Here is Jero, our favorite African-American Enka singer performing, with a guest appearance of his Mommy sitting in the audience, calling him “chibi” and saying “gambatte.” Awww…
HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!