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A true FIST BUMPE!? Takara Nakano, a 20-year-old collector of old gadgets who lives in Reiwa era, loves the charm of the Showa era.

2024.5.3

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The true FIST BUMPER is here! How did you become interested in old gadgets?

Celeina:What are the roots of your love for old gadgets?

Nakano: About 10 years ago, when I was in the first grade of elementary school, it was the time when TV broadcasting switched from analog to digital. When my parents bought a new LCD TV, they had a leftover cathode-ray tube TV that they had originally used, so a cathode-ray tube TV came to my room, and I watched movies on it for a long time.

Takano: Then, did you fall in love with the charm of these retro things?

Nakano: Yes, I did. Cassette tapes were just like that.

Celeina:But you don’t watch a movie on a cathode-ray tube TV when you are in elementary school and say, “Cool, this is chic. Your sensibility is sharpened.

Takano: What do you do for a living, Mr. Nakano?

Nakano: I am currently a freelancer.

Takano: You have the atmosphere of running such a store.

Nakano:I have been selling boom boxes from time to time since I was in high school. I have even held a “boom box exhibition” in Osaka in June this year (2023).

Takano: Hey, Celeina. He is a true FIST BUMPER!

Celeina: A true FIST BUMPER! We met.

Takano: People like you, Mr. Nakano, are very welcome!

Nakano:Really, I’m so glad. It’s not easy to get invited to Katsushika-san’s house, because it’s like, “If you’re free, it’s fine.

Takano: By the way, how did you get to know Mr. Katsushika?

Nakano:I found out about “Take-Tombo” on Instagram, where Katsushika-san plays bass guitar as support, and went to their concert this year. We got to know each other there and have become good friends.

Takano: I hear that you listen to a variety of music.

Nakano: Not much, but I like old music.

Takano:Here is Mr. Nakano’s music selection. We asked Ms. Nakano to choose a song that she would like everyone to listen to together on the radio at this time. Please tell us the reason for your song selection.

Nakano:This is a song by an Israeli funk band called SABABA 5 & YURIKA. The vocalist is a dancer who has moved around Egypt, and they are a collaborative unit with the band SABABA 5, but they only have one single. The song is called “Crossroad of Love”.

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