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How Earvin formed the curry-loving unit “Tandoories” with Naoto Takenaka and Koji Okura.



Ten years working at a wholesaler in the Toyosu Market

Celeina: I heard about Tandoori’s earlier, but I also got another piece of information. I heard that Earvin-san works at the Toyosu Market.

Takano: Wait a minute. What kind of person are you? I’m not sure.

Earvin: I can do anything. I’ll do anything.

Takano: Are you working in Toyosu now?

Earvin: From midnight to noon at the wholesale store.

Takano: What kind of work do you do at the wholesale store?

Earvin: Selling to sushi restaurants.

Takano: How long have you been doing this?

Earvin: About 10 years now.

Takano: That’s a long time! You really have many faces, don’t you?

Earvin: Thank you very much.

Takano: Can I see you in Toyosu?

Earvin: We can meet. I’ll beatbox anytime. (beatboxing)

Takano: It’s strange that you also beatbox (laughs).

Celeina: It would be fun if you were here, Earvin.

Takano: He is very excited. But at home, you listen to Bill Evans.

Celeina: You charge up with Bill Evans, don’t you?

Earvin: Yes, I recharge my batteries.

Takano: That’s amazing, really.

Celeina: And you have events on the weekends?

Earvin: That’s right. I have a relationship with Yuri Nomura, a food director who is also associated with J-WAVE, and since three years ago, I have been holding a fish market on the first and third Saturday of every month from 12:00 to 16:00 at a building called GYRE in Omotesando. You can meet me there. I smell like fish there. Also, if you ask me to beatbox, I will do it. (Beatboxing)

Takano: Does the fish market basically sell fresh fish?

Earvin: Yes, it is. There are also pop-ups for tofu, vegetables, and sake.

Celeina: Sounds fun.

Earvin: Everyone buys dishes for dinner, eats lunch, and has a drink or two.

Celeina: That sounds nice!

Earvin: It’s a fashionable way to buy fish these days.

Takano: So, I probably won’t be able to dig it up in just the FIST BUMP time, Earvin.

Earvin: Today, I’m here to hijack the show.

Takano: It feels like that (laughs).

Earvin: Do you understand? I’m going to take over the show next week or so.

Takano: You have a great ability to make people want to see you again (laughs).

Earvin: I’m glad.

Celeina: FIST BUMP is a circle of friends connected by the “go-touch” system, and we ask you to introduce us to your friends.

Earvin: Yesterday Kenichi Taira introduced me as a “curry maniac,” but I think I’ll go home today after introducing an even worse curry maniac than myself. A guy called “Curry Mason” is in Koenji and will be here tomorrow, so please look forward to his visit.

Celeina: Cary Mason, what is your name?

Earvin: Masahiro Kadokawa. If you search for “Tsunokawa Farm,” it comes up, but I call him “Cary Mason.

Takano: How would you describe him in one word?

Earvin: A curry maniac worse than I am.

Takano: I would like to hear about curry. So tomorrow, we will connect with Masahiro Kadokawa, aka Curry Mason.

Celeina: FIST BUMP: Today we welcome Earvin from the curry-loving unit “Tandoories” Thank you very much. Earvin: Thank you very much.


J-WAVE (81.3FM) Mon-Thu 16:00 – 18:50
Navigator: Shinya Takano, Celeina Ann



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