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22 May 2014 @ 04:48 pm
[Trans] Kame camera - Vol.37 Living  
Here Maquia again! ^_^ An issue where we get to know something about Kame's castle house :D

-Talking about his family's house and fights for spaces during his childhood
-His rent Why he desired a house with such a large living room
-His favourite spaces (←"spaces", not rooms :D) in his house
-His future dream house :D

Thanks to scorch66 as always! ♥

[T/N] The title includes the nuance of “conducting a life inside a house”, the atmosphere that house has etc; although, in certain contexts (like toward the end of this interview) it's also similar to “lifestyle”.


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

Vol.37 暮らし Living

「More than a well-ordered fashionable space, I want to live in a house that has the feeling of life, with the scent of the people and things I love in the air.」


After this theme's photoshoot, I dropped by at an interior shop nearby and I fell in love at first glance with a big shelf. I was charmed by its presence and the warmth of the wood and I bought it at once (laughs). My mood really improves when I buy new furniture.

About the three necessities, food-clothing-shelter, the one I am particular about most is the shelter. It has a high priority, to the point to say that it is, along with work, my second pillar in life. Compared to fashion, which I like but don't spend that much money on, I pour as much power and money as I can in my residence and living. It's normally said that, “it's appropriate that the rent takes 1/3 of one's salary”, but in my case it's probably half (laughs). It has been like that ever since I started living alone when I was 18 years old. No matter if it's over budget, I wanted to live in the house I was longing for, and reaching out to such a house becomes my motivational power.

I think that one reason I'm so particular about the “shelter” must also be the experience and memories I have from my childhood. The house of the Kamenashi family was by no means broad despite being a big family. In the beginning, it was an apartment with 2 rooms in a 6-mat layout [*] in which my parents and us 4 brothers were living; then we moved to a solitary house, but on the first floor there was the kitchen and the living room and on the second floor there were only 2 rooms. I was sharing a 6-mat room with my second older brother. In the living room, we were already crowded by just eating together. Even if you thought, “I want to lie down on the floor after lunch” there was no space so we were just borrowing the lap of the family member sitting next to us. Every morning the toilet was congested (laughs). Maybe it's because I have this experience that I have a strong longing for a spacious house.

The kitchen is my secret base. I cook while drinking wine.

The house I'm living alone in right now has that spacious living room that was my dream, and I'm happy that the whole family can gather there. This New Year too, my parents, my older brothers and younger brother's families, even my cousins who are University students, came to my house and we had nabe together. Including friends and kohai, I costantly have someone at home.

Apart from the living room, there are many other places I really like. For starters, the kitchen. If you close the door it's a place of its own, but I really like to leave only the candlelights and cook while drinking white wine. Maybe it's because, even if I'm living alone, I often call my family and my friends over so I have lots of shared spaces. When I'm in the closed secret room which is the kitchen, I feel I can really be alone. It's very close to the feeling of hiding in the snow hut built when it snows when you're a kid. When I customize the secret room as my favourite place, it's really like a secret base, and I get a bit excited. I also like to enjoy music and aroma while I take baths, or I feel I can enjoy a luxurious time when I sit inside my car parked in the parking lot and listen to music at high volume inside the stopped car while drinking some alcoholic drink. Inside the same house I enjoy many different spaces. For me living, inhabiting, is maybe very close to a live concert. I design and direct a space, and make that time shine. I want to see splendid sceneries even inside the common daily routine, and I want to fulfill myself with pleasant sensations. This is why I cook for myself as much as I can, arranging dishes that are pleasant to the eye; also at night, even though I'm very tired due to work, I clean the kitchen and washroom until they sparkle every time I use them. Saying it like this, it seems I'm a methodical and nervous man, but it's not like that. I only want to decorate my living [**]. I'm absolutely fine if it's not fashionable. More than an empty simple house, I want to live where there is the proper sensation of life. I'd like a house where, in the living room, things dear to me that I chose for myself are lined up and where many people I like can gather.

If one day I'll be able to live in a larger house I will choose an island kitchen and include a counter-style table equipped with an iron plate. I want to have fun with a lot of people while having teppanyaki [sliced meat and vegetables grilled on hot plate at the table]. If there's a spacious garden, I'll build a small house there and want to try to make it the Bar Kamenashi. While dreaming for a comfortable house where of course myself but also all my precious people can make themselves at home, I think “let's give my allon today's work too!” (laughs)

Kame’s fixed point of observation
Kamenashi-kun described his house to us while showing pictures saved on his smartphone. “I display drawings and pictures everywhere. Once I saw on TV, from someone who does entertainment work, that having your own picture next to the television is good, and it's true (laughs). In the dining room I have a drawing! The portrait that Ohno-kun drew for me is next to the table. I placed it where it stands out.” He also showed a picture of a dinner he recently cooked for himself, ruccola salad and scallop's carpaccio, even the disposition is delicious! He really looked like a “traveler of lifestyle”.
By Maquia

[*] I'm not an expert of Japanese measurement systems >< it seems this “6 mats 2 rooms” is a typical house layout with a 6-tatami-mat room divided into two, with 6 tatami mats=2.73 m × 3.64 m (roughly 10 mq then?). But I totally can't figure how 6 people can possibly live in it so feel free to correct me.
[**] Here he means the “living” of the title, both the space and the time spent inside it, not only the space.

I just weep at how happy he sounds while he describes his present house as a place he designed to be as comfortable as possible not for himself but for his guests, and how he pictures his dream home as even bigger so he can accomodate even more people... ;~; This is so so sweet of him. Considering his house basically everyone's house ♥
And the image of him "hiding" in his "secret base" that is the kitchen, like a kid, awwww ♥

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moveslikekamemoveslikekame on May 22nd, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
Oh Kamenashi. I'm not sure I believe you don't like to spend much money on fashion. No not at all :P

Kame saying his shelter is his second pillar of life made me feel more convinced he'd be a perfect family man ♥ The way he talks about special spaces too. He'd definitely make a perfect family man. He's very particular about things but that's also because of wanting the people he loves to enjoy what he enjoys. ♥

"“I want to lie down on the floor after lunch” there was no space so we were just borrowing the lap of the family member sitting next to us." - Aww ♥ This is so sweet ♥ I'd love to experience something like this with my family.

An island kitchen is my dream too Kame! And a counter-style table ♥

When I read "BAR KAMENASHI"... :X Hahaha I'm sorry~! XDDD

Thank you for translating Isi~ Otsukame~ ♥

Edited at 2014-05-22 03:49 pm (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame winkiside89 on May 22nd, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
There's always the possibility that in his opinion, those brand clothes aren't expensive xD (especially if compared to his rent which is surely absurdly high, if he himself admits it IS high even for him/his salary ^^")

yes he totally sounds like a perfect family man ♥ I can so picture him in this big house playing with his kids in the garden in the future, aww ♥

An island kitchen is my dream too Kame! And a counter-style table ♥
Then we are in three *_* let's live together with him lol

It's always a pleasure ^_^v
moveslikekamemoveslikekame on May 22nd, 2014 04:27 pm (UTC)
Tsk tsk tsk rich man :P

LET'S! He likes sharing spaces anyways~ Share with us Kame!! *bricked* XD
Brenda Ecatherinaecatheriina on May 22nd, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you for translating ne ^-^
Forever-Late Girl: kameballdori_liv on May 22nd, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
Compared to fashion, which I like but don't spend that much money on Really? I wouldn't have said that xD

Including friends and kohai, I costantly have someone at home. I always thought of him more of a solitary person and spending most of his time whilst at home on his own.

I seriously love the image of him cooking whilst drinking wine. Always. And I want an Island kitchen too.

Thanks for translating ♥

Edited at 2014-05-22 04:17 pm (UTC)
sunakoyuesunakoyue on May 22nd, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
awww so sweet! He is so mature <3 Thanks for translating, these articles are precious to us fans.

"Bar Kamenashi", imagine that! Another KAT-TUN opening a bar in the future :D
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Ueda doesn't approveiside89 on May 22nd, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
LOL I really hope not! XD

I think he simply imagines those kind of small wooden houses/cabins you put in your garden, where normally kids play, and until he has no children, he would just add a small counter and serve drinks to his friends coming to his house :)
sunakoyuesunakoyue on May 22nd, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
hahaha I know, I think he was referring to that also, but that was what came to my mind when I've read "Bar Kamenashi" =D
KK: Kame-chanblahblah on May 22nd, 2014 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you for translating it <3
spirit_diamond: kame rayspirit_diamond on May 22nd, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
awww sooo nice that he cares about loved ones *-* <333
laughed at secret base XDD but this so cute!! <33
thank you, Isi, for trans! ❤

ps and In Fact I want this shelf! (ノ><)ノ
crism79: KAT-TUN Kame looking backcrism79 on May 22nd, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so muxh for the translation :D He does sound really happy with his house, and sharing it with others :)))) *sigh*
josie_annjosie_ann on May 22nd, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation.
laksmianinditalaksmianindita on May 22nd, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
thanks a lot for the trans :)
Micchiohryouchipi on May 22nd, 2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this.
Now i know why everyone that close to him often talk about kame and his house.
I mean he basically invite everyone to his house.^_^
dee_padee_pa on May 23rd, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
thanks for trans @Isi ♥
ladyc2ladyc2 on May 23rd, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
As usual thanks for the translation :)

Kame needs to do a drama where he's a chef, then he can combine his love of cooking with his work for a while.
Kaikachiessy_18 on May 23rd, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
thanks Isi!

i think Kame fans just did a collective *scoff* and eyeroll when he said he doesn't spend a lot on clothes ;D

all the love for Kame in this. i love how he openly talks about his childhood and his experiences. can he be any more ideal? <3
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Naoiside89 on May 23rd, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
I think we all did, yes! XD But I guess that being his fans we forgive even this xD

I'm afraid that he'll probably show us soon that he can be even more ideal, yes xD;; ♥

You're welcome!
abyssinian13abyssinian13 on May 23rd, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
thanks for translating and sharing..

having the thought of not only him but also his "precious people" enjoying and being comfortable in his house as one of his motivations in designing and building his home, lovely..

La Fee Verteabsinthe1213 on May 23rd, 2014 06:12 am (UTC)
awesome person with an awesome take on life and living...

how could you not love him??!!!

thanks for the translation...
Natsu4koori on May 23rd, 2014 06:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
queen_maharaniqueen_maharani on May 23rd, 2014 08:38 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on May 23rd, 2014 11:31 am (UTC)
Awwww sounds cozy ^^
Thanks for sharing.
抱いて~♥nofsummer on May 23rd, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)
Thank you, Isi <3
sanneloveskt: pic#122292770sanneloveskt on May 23rd, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for your work.
Liar Kame...not spending money for clothes.Good joke.Hihi.
Well, he is pisces.So have own *living* space is normal as also not able to stay alone
for a long time.Fishes in the oceans are the same, or?
But the way he think of every little piece is just cute.
KAME PLS!! NEXT MUST BE A WEBCAM.I wanna be a little mouse to see how funny and adorable those family gatherings must be.And food..Ok, it must be great.♡♡
Kasumi: Kamewitchann2 on May 25th, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
I almost can´t believe it´s possible, but I really do adore this guy more with each new Maquia corner you translate.

Thank you for your efforts, Isi. ^^

PS: I bet all of us would love to have a drink at Bar Kamenashi. It´s an awesome idea. XD
Triskelljtriskell on May 26th, 2014 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
knottykame_kuchizuke1 on May 27th, 2014 02:22 pm (UTC)
this is what it's like to read in a magazine.

the best

keep it going, Kame

He loves spacious living room. I love bathroom. wiiider space bathroom
ღ~♥ Yuki ♥~ღ: coffeewingkame_kiyumi on June 26th, 2014 07:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!!