issue 10 of Kamihikouki Magazine | released: May 27, 2018
Urban Dictionary defines home as “a word that means something different to each person who uses it.” A broad concept that eludes explanation, defining one’s home can be complicated. But it doesn't have to be. Home is where you make it, and we at Kamihikouki Magazine - currently a ragtag group of foreign transplants - are happy to call Kansai our second home and have you as our adopted family.
We’ve gone through changes over the years - recently welcoming a brand new member and managing editor to our team! - but we’ve always found comfort in putting this little zine together when we can find time for it. We’re thrilled to celebrate our tenth issue release at our beloved Salt Valley with friends old and new. This is truly where we belong.
Home is where the art is,
Brooke, Marianne & Brendan (The Kami Team)
The release party for our 10th (!!) issue, HOME, took place at our beloved Salt Valley in Ashiharabashi, Osaka City. We were lucky to be welcomed with wonderful warm clear weather to enjoy outdoor performances by Kady Potter, Corey Barracato, Mairi Hutchinson, Kinky Education (view video of their set here), and AYU (check her out on Bandcamp). We're so grateful for the community's continued support, and can't wait for the next ten!
A man broke into my home.
Well technically he had a key, so he just walked in.
Ceramic dust piled like snow at his feet as he dropped all my tea cups on the vinyl floor.
Floral wallpaper ribbons showered down like confetti as he stripped the walls bare with his sharp fingernails.
He even yanked the brass handles off every door and laughed as the screws wobbled like tops towards the corners of the room.
And when he left my home, he took nothing but himself.
But it feels like he took everything.