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26 December 2010 @ 10:21 pm
[Trans] KAME CAMERA - Vol.1 FUTURE  
I decided to break my hiatus after just 2 days (LOL) because I ended up reading Kame's corner in MAQUIA and it's terribly sweet yet deep. This boy knows how to transmit what he feels. I bet that everyone, even non-Kame fans, may appreciate it, so I deeply encourage you to try and read this 24-year-old boy's thoughts: it's a sincere and direct self-analysis. He mainly speaks about his relationship with cameras, what he feels about his image, and what his "ultimate challenge" is.

So, douzo.

KAME CAMERA
What's the scenery of the bottom of the heart that Kamenashi Kazuya's lens reflects?

VOL.1 – 未来 –  Future

「I don't know the future, but it doesn't matter what I'm doing in whatsoever place, I want to stay the “me” who can continue living.」



I take this picture when I went to Okinawa, for a location of the tv program. I had the idea and stuck a driftwood on the empty sandy beach; I tried to take a picture against the light, and the sunlight reflected on the surface of the sea: it was beautiful over any expectation. After that I came up with various ideas and I took many other pictures, but the first one was the best.


I love but hate cameras (laughs). At that moment, I am captured by what I felt and by what I like; it's fun, and I fall in a sort of trance. But on the other side, I want to see more with my naked eye, because I've also got the impression that's better not to put wonderful things on shape. (*1) I think that cameras are scary. It's an occupational disease, I guess. It's fine to have pictures taken of me at work, but I'm still scared if that's done in private life. Going downtown and seeing there are people who have mobile phones or cameras, I end up being cautious. During those days, I close the lens cover because I hate even that my own camera placed at my home points to my direction. The relationship between me and the camera changes everyday.
The picture I used this time is the sea of Okinawa. In my spare time at work, when I was spending some time on the seashore, I suddenly picked up a driftwood and stuck it on the sandy beach. The sun was reflected on the sea and was sparkling, and I thought that was beautiful. In the future I want to feel happiness from simple things, like this way; and I want that the distance between me and nature becomes shorter. Especially the sea, it's an incredibly important spot for my actual self. I go surfing, but simply being submerged by the salt water purifies both my mind and body. When I started surfing at 18 years old, I was simply trying to be cool. Because that's the golden age of the “try to be cool”. “I wake up early, jump into the car, go to the sea, I'm cool!”, something like that (laughs). But if I notice, I was receiving power from the sea.
Maybe I easily feel things above average. I'm always absorbing something, and I end up being able to see many things. For example, even when I'm together with all the KAT-TUN members, I notice many problems and I tend to take responsibility of them. For this reason, this year we passed many things, and the group ai deepened, but [if I want to] say the reason, I don't want to be enthusiastic and say something like “[I did it] for KAT-TUN's sake!”. Because even if I'm always sensitive, if I think too much, I become unable to keep my inner balance (laughs) (*2) But it's exactly because I'm sensitive and have an unbalanced nature, that maybe once in a while the ability to purify myself is necessary.

Recently, I have become more and more a chameleon, I don't understand myself either.

This year was a year of challenges. Talking about individual activities, there was “GOING! Sport and News”. As KAT-TUN's Kamenashi, it was an unimaginable job, but as a fact after trying to do it, the world became wider. On those spots, I don't challenge everything as a KAT-TUN [member], but as a simple human being – as Kamenashi Kazuya. For this reason I bow my head again and again without trying to be cool, I have blisters on my hands, I run without even applying sunscreen. That is nature. But outside the ground, when I am asked “Please, shake hands”, I become KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya and I care about my hairstyle and stuff. Who on earth am I? (laughs) Originally, on those times, I'm a chameleon that changes nature and face following the situation and the place, but recently, maybe the settlement is more and more intense. Whatever face [I do] isn't a lie, I enjoy it, but if I get used to it even thought it smells of mud, it seems I would become unable to return to KAT-TUN anymore. Recently, I become shy even when I'm often said “You're a fine young boy, eh”. Being mean, I feel like I want to answer “My private life is naughty!” (laughs)
How will future spread? I want to work more as an actor. Not only playing a leading part, I want to collect [different] acting experiences from many points of view. I want to built a house with a wide living room for my family. But having hopes doesn't mean that they're aims too. Because we don't know the future. It doesn't matter what I'm doing in a whatsoever place, I want to stay the “me” who can continue living, and I have that confidence. Because you know, it doesn't matter what kind of place I am in, which country I go to, I enjoy myself. Maybe I can say this because I've been only to blessed lands, but... for this reason, I think I want to go to harsh countries like Africa, and test myself. I'm sure that fate exist, so if I'm able to continue moving forward after having accepted and overcame any kind of destiny without running away, it would be good.


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*1) This may be just my wild guess, but I think that he's saying that it's good to impress beautiful things/scenery on the film, he himself gets captivated by what he feels; but that he wants also to use his naked eyes, because maybe it's better if wonderful moments haven't a tangible form, but are just in our memory. So he think that cameras are scary.
*2) Again, this may be another my wild guess, but to avoid misreadings that may shock the fandom, I'll try to put this sentence in a clearer way XD I think he's simply saying that he doesn't want to go hyper and take all the merit, he says it wasn't thanks to him that they managed to deepen their bond and overcome difficulties. Simply, his character makes him noticing problems and trying to set everything, and this may become a no-good point of him. In fact he says that being over-sensitive to the surroundings makes him think too much and lose his personal inner balance.
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After this issue, I declare eternal love to Kame °_° he made me teary-eyed when he talked about his conflictual relationships with cameras, and when he said that Going! Is a challenge for him as a person, not as an idol. ;_; And how he doesn't try to look cool during baseball and he doesn't care. ;_; I admit I had a heart attack when I read the sentence about not going back to KT – and, before someone goes crazy, what he intended to say was “I like baseball so much, even though it's dirty and sometimes may hurt; on the opposite side, being an idol requires to be always perfect, so if I get used to the first scenario, it would be extremely difficult going back to the second one”.
I love how he was honest in this page and I like his way of explaining things (even if sometimes it's difficult to follow him lol). And he moved me when he clearly states that he's a lucky boy born in a blessed country, and wants to challenge himself going to non-blessed countries. He's really a mature man.
Feel free to point out mistakes if you find any ^_^ I found myself a mistake I don't even know how coul I made O_o He says he's a "chameleon", not a camera lens. Sorry T_T
 
 
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Adela: heartbreakingly beautifulblack_rose45000 on December 26th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
or this reason I bow my head again and again without trying to be cool, I have blisters on my hands, I run without even applying sunscreen.
;_________; ♥♥♥♥♥

also, his "who am i" reminds me of a 2005 (?) article where he pondered over the same question and 'feelings'. for some reason, it saddens me ;____;

Being mean, I feel like I want to answer “My private life is naughty!” (laughs)
yeah, ya think we don't know it? sheesh.

want to built a house with a wide living room for my family
so sweet ;________;

or this reason, I think I want to go to harsh countries like Africa, and test myself.
i love this part of him.
I'm sure that fate exist, so if I'm able to continue moving forward after having accepted and overcame any kind of destiny without running away, it would be good.
and here's where he strikes again with a well thought idea ♥♥♥♥♥

thanks a lot for this :)
supernaduhsupernaduh on January 5th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
I see you, black-rose 45000
My thoughts exactly - this takes me back to that 2005? interview - he's still at odds with the thought of who he is on different levels. And wow, those apprehensions have already surfaced back when he was JUST 19 or so, and continue on into the present.

Hah, and him always bringing up his naughty side. Well, that's one less existential problem for him, haha!


naricinanaricina on December 26th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much dear, for this translation... I ♥ it ^^, this type of reflexions are the best. When the boys open their heart and they try to explain their ownself.

And about what Kame said there... Kame, you know, sometimes it's ok if you're not perfect... sometimes your fans want to see the person behind the idol. Don't be frightened... your fandom is loyal to U, no matter what.

And yeah I want more Kame as an actor, please Johnny-san m(_._)m
Dinaredina on December 26th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Re: [Trans] KAME CAMERA - Vol.1 FUTURE
Thanks for sharing this article! Made for interesting reading.
nono96 on December 26th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
chained_akame: no more painchained_akame on December 26th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
He could talk all day and I would listen to him without getting bored...serisouly,with each new interview I read,I love him even more...he is one of my favourites persons in the world <3

thanks for sharing this^^
heramarieheramarie on December 26th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
thank you dear for the translations...^^

I like baseball so much, even though it's dirty and sometimes may hurt; on the opposite side, being an idol requires to be always perfect, so if I get used to the first scenario, it would be extremely difficult going back to the second one”.
my thought too hehehe...^^
this guy really Loves baseball...:)

whenever Kamenashi talks about his point of view, you will notice the depth of his personality
not just an idol but as an individual as well...^^
pinkporcapinkporca on December 26th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
thank you for sharing. He is a beautiful human being.
Chris: NMP bleedkt_kitt on December 26th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for this!!!

very lovely columm, he´s too open for his own good here though, but for that I love him even more! Thanks Kame for being who you are!!

Thanks again!
lempicka10lempicka10 on December 26th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
I loved the interview, very touching ;___; *o* *declares eternal love for Kame too*
thank you thank you thank you <3
pinkeuphoria1pinkeuphoria1 on December 26th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
This was a lovely thing to read *_______* Thanks for translating ♥
☆Maya☆: kame black and white 1582kawaiikame on December 26th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
He is very thoughtful, that's why I love him. And he is way too professional that he can different between him as an idol and him as a normal human being who loves playing baseball and like any other guy running and playing without caring about their beauty. I love him more and more ♥

I become shy even when I'm often said “You're a fine young boy, eh”. Being mean, I feel like I want to answer “My private life is naughty!” (laughs)
I'm sure you're XD

Thx for sharing! it's makes me learn more about him, especially this side of him that hates camera even though I always thought he is a camera whore lol.
josie_annjosie_ann on December 26th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this.
Aluakardaluakard on December 26th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
thank you very much! Kame's words here are so deep, I feel him trying to be honest and understand himslef and wanting us to understand him!
r1onr1on on December 26th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation <3

I enjoyed reading it (*^o^*)
KK: Kameblahblah on December 26th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing this translation <3

Kame is really beautiful <3 I hope that he keeps writing (and someone translates it :D ) , because he is too good with words (remember his lyrics) and I think it helps him to some extension, be it communicating with his public or showing what kind of man he is.

I've already declared my eternal love to him <3
steph by steph: kame qopshiharipanda on December 26th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
thoughtful interview!!!!!!!!! *__*
I hope that the another issues from maquia will be the same direction <3

Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
faithiehannah: K2faithiehannah on December 27th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
I love this. thank you for translating. It's so interesting to hear what he thinks of himself and his image.
l3in8l3in8 on December 27th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
thank you for translation!
/yararanger on December 27th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
;_;
the (extra-terrestrial) sugar candy chocolate baby: Lavi - UWAAAAAalienashi on December 27th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
My exact reaction. ;_____________;
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on December 27th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
I feel like I want to answer “My private life is naughty!” (laughs)

I'm even more interested in your private life Kame!

He was really honest in this post, I love and appreciate him more as an individual rather than as an idol.... every time I read one his interviews, he seems to be a tit more mature... he's really a deep thinker (and I really love that about him).

And I understand where he's coming from about needing to go surfing or going to the beach to rejuvenate. I used to live 10 mins from the beach but now that I've moved to a foreign country I haven't been to the beach in 5 months and I'm dying!!!!! It's quite difficult adjusting when I used to be at the beach at least twice a week or could watch the sunset everyday from my balcony!

Sorry for the long comment... Thx for sharing! ^^
crovoxisikes ♥♥♥♥ 亀梨和也crovoxisikes on December 27th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
kame love and hate feeling towards camera T____T and i love how thoughtful and sensitive he is T____T

thanks dear for the translation :D
amyknobamyknob on December 27th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
I'm always amazed when Kame breaks into these thoughtful spells :) He really thinks a lot.
He reminds me of my friends, and myself . Suddenly I remember that he is about my age. He's so professional all the time, I love when he show the real person side of him.
kattunisthebest on December 27th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
I like this. It reminds me of a lot of Koki's random manual entries that are deep, honest and emotional. But I wish Kame would not try to impress everyone in different situations. I know he does it to make his fans happy, but as a KT fan (and not much of a kame fan) I would like him a LOT more if he would stop trying to have this "perfect" idol image and just be himself. What I mean is, Junno might be loud and annoying sometimes but he doesn't care if other members make fun of him. Maru may act like an old man or is too "ordinary" but he doesn't try to do more fan service to make people hsppy. Ueda used to try and change his image all the time, but he stopped around 2007 and decided to start being himself. Koki may not have the 'number' of fans kame has, but he is passionate about what he does and doesn't try to appeal to different audiences (which I respect about him). I wish Kame would realize that being "perfect" isn't the most important thing...
☆Maya☆: Kame - LOL IDK BYEkawaiikame on December 27th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
I'm a “camera lens” that changes nature and face following the situation and the place, but recently, maybe the settlement is more and more intense. Whatever face [I do] isn't a lie, I enjoy it

He explain it here, that the way he acts is himself and not a fake thing for the fans. He just someone who is able to read the atmosphere probably and know how to behave, I think it's a normal thing we all do but maybe doesn't notice it. It's like when you're with your best friends and when you're with your boss, of course your behaviors will be different :)
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kame09kame09 on December 27th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Thank you~

Kame, i'll love you 'til the end of the universe...and back again. ♥

~j_k~
waiewidad: kame1waiewidad on December 27th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
Thanks for translating :)
Kame is a beautiful person inside & out..don't ever change..