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27 December 2014 @ 10:18 am
[Trans] Kame Camera - Vol.43 Color  
Flash translation! XD scorch66 was also incredibly fast in correcting my English (thank you ♥) so I post it at once and here a belated Christmas present! Merry Christmas everyone and... Merry Christmas Kame ^_^ ♥

-Everything can be sum up with "inspirational Kamenashi" all for you!
-Reflecting about how his career as Johnny's was thanks to senpai and how he wants to be from now.


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

Vol.43 色 Color

「In order to learn and master your personal color, even if it means worrying and failing, you have to find the answeron your own」


Be it clothes or accessories or small things... I always have the color red around me unconsciously. I got this at the shop where we had the photoshoot. As expected, I unconsciously asked for something red! The flower shop is a personal power spot of mine.

The colors I like are always unchanged: black, white, dark blue, red. Then, I also like the colors of trees, woody brown and green. But in my case, the colors I demand for when I'm outside and inside my home are totally different. When I go out, I often wear black clothes but I don't wear that color at home at all. I instinctively want to wear dark blue or white. I'm also more attracted by girls who suit dark blue more than pink. Maybe for me black is the official fighting color while blue is my instinct color.

If I'm asked “what is your color?” with the implication of “personality”, I don't know. I've never been conscious of expressing my personal color, but the feelings of “don't want to overlap with someone else” have always been strong. I'm probably influenced by having grown up with three brothers and being surrounded by boys of my same generation inside Johnny's agency. It's also different from a simple rivalry. Just, the feeling of not wanting to overlap with someone else was stronger than the feeling of relief of being in common with someone. This is particularly true with people I'm really close to. Year after year, I think that I can't completely express myself with just one color. For example, KAT-TUN back at debut time had the image of black. Clothes, attitude and atmosphere were delinquent-like, rock and erotic (laughs). This is still our main royal color, but it's not only that color anymore. This is valid for me as an individual too. The “royal road” Kamenashi-kun who acts cool still exists. I also feel that people who have been my fans since long ago probably demand for that royal road too. My feelings regarding this are always half-half between wanting to answer to that desire and wanting to betray it. For this reason, I want to destroy my traditional color by acting in movies like “Ore Ore” (laughs). I'm not denying the royal road. For example, I don't think even for one second that I am Johnny's-like, but I am said I am by my surroundings. I guess that as much as I naturally acquired the “Shitamachi [=Tokyo's suburbs] mind” while being raised in the Edogawa ward, the special way of thinking and arts of Johnny's agency are [naturally] sinking into me too. There are many great senpai in my agency so there is already a road that has been cleared up for me. Winning the same prizes as my senpai, standing on the same stage, both are a great honor and a part of my foundation was created from all of this. But I don't want to depend on this. For my own sake, for my kohai's sake, I want to explore and present a new genre called “Kamenashi”.

Being honest with yourself. It connects to confidence.

Actually, on the contrary, until now I was avoiding to go watch performances of both other artists and senpais. Being influenced by a coincidential encounter is a splendid thing, but I was not good at going to watch something with the sole intent of studying it. I want to normally enjoy it. I'm not the type who wants to acquire anything that is a major hit or is in fashion, but there are times that I just unconsciously go with the flow (laughs). But recently I have changed that attitude too. There are many times that, if I'm invited by someone of my agency, “why don't you come to our concert?” I can think “if it's now [, it's ok]”. In truth, there is a part of me that is completely hit at heart and gets touched by extremely sincere and straight lyrics of love songs and flashy performances while watching the concerts. I think, “this is a completely different color from KAT-TUN's”. If the group is different, even wearing white clothes and singing the same song, it won't be the same color. And so is the opposite. The fact that I can think so positively is probably the proof that I became able to have confidence in our unique experience and personality.

I think that looking for your personal color is like looking for a love partner. As a result of living while keeping coincidences dear and sharpening your sensitivity, if it is a lover whom you spontaneously reciprocally attract – if it is a color that was born spontaneously, it will never overlap with anyone else's. You can believe it's something that is only yours. If you want to give birth to and grow a color that only you possess, even if this means getting lost and being tormented, it is okay being influenced by someone's presence and being saved by him, but you don't have to look for the answer from someone; it's okay to fail but you must look for your own answer. Doing it like this, one day, I want to become a person whose color has never been seen before.

Kame’s fixed point of observation
Kamenashi-kun went to Arashi's Hawaii concert for 4 days and 2 nights. When we asked about his impressions of the concert, he fondly says, “'One Love' has direct and nice lyrics”. By the way, it seems he was always in Arashi's dressing room before the concert. “Being able to stay in the dressing room of my senpai before a concert was a very important experience. I was silently observing in a corner, in a way not to be an hindrance to anyone (laughs) It was a relaxed dressing room”. After that he took part in Vancouver’s movie festival; he has spent days overseas one after the other.
By Maquia

***BONUS: tweets from Maquia staff***
He started asking for "please make me a flower composition!" just after arriving at the shop. He was impressed by the red okra and unusual flowers and chose from them. He talked about how it's a power spot of his and ends up staying there for a long time; he also enjoyed when he went to the flower shop in Paris.
Food prepared on set was maki-zushi with yakiniku inside. he took it in his hand and stared at it for a long time, then "...ok! Today I enjoyed with both eyes and nose!" and was okay with it. It was before the concert so he was in the last part of building up his body. Staff was impressed by his strength of spirits. (1, 2)
[so I guess he didn't eat at the end...? @_@]
acgreon: Cold Weatheracgreon on December 27th, 2014 02:19 am (UTC)
Kame is always so deep... I was reading this and I couldn't stop thinking of how his words relate to KAT-TUN's current situation. The group and him have definitely acquired various sounds and colors along the years, but they are still unique and different from other Johnny's groups so they don't overlap with any of them.

I look forward to what Kame and KAT-TUN will have in store for us in 2015. He seems determined not to lose to anyone and push himself and the group forward.

Thanks as always for your translations. They're a pleasure to read. And happy holidays!!!
moveslikekamemoveslikekame on December 27th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
"black, white, dark blue, red" ♥ Love these colors

"Maybe for me black is the official fighting color while blue is my instinct color." By "black is his official fighting color" does he means that when he goes out it's as if he goes on a battle?

Yappari Ore Ore served as a new direction for him. He was able to show that he is capable of doing so much more and is not limited to an image. The same goes for KAT-TUN. They've proven over the years that they're not limited to being a delinquent-like, ero group. They've matured as a group and they've explored a variety of genres and it all works.

"For my own sake, for my kohai's sake, I want to explore and present a new genre called “Kamenashi”."

"If you want to give birth to and grow a color that only you possess, even if this means getting lost and being tormented, it is okay being influenced by someone's presence and being saved by him, but you don't have to look for the answer from someone; it's okay to fail but you must look for your own answer." Made me cry... legit made me cry. It's as if I'm hearing him say this to me in person. Hits the spot...

Thank you for translating Isi~ Otsukame~

your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame Fierce Maquiaiside89 on December 27th, 2014 04:01 am (UTC)
Yes I think it implies that leaving house = going out for a battle. Warrior!Kamenashi ^^ (...isn't it like that for everyone? I mean, for example for me doing make-up before leaving home is more or less the same state of mind, getting ready for a battle outside home... am I too much Kamenashi? XD #isinashi)

And... yes, that part hit the spot for me too. Right words at the right time. Totally understand you *hugs*

You're welcome ♥
La Fee Verteabsinthe1213 on December 27th, 2014 07:14 am (UTC)

Thank you for the translation...

It is always a wonder for me how Kame is so deep and touch people in ways some people close to them cannot...

I will look forward to more Kame and KAT-TUN in 2015...

scorch66: kame_idekscorch66 on December 27th, 2014 07:22 am (UTC)
he took it in his hand and stared at it for a long time, then "...ok! Today I enjoyed with both eyes and nose!" and was okay with it.

......can't tell if super human or...do-M.... O_O;;;
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Pink!Kameiside89 on December 28th, 2014 04:55 am (UTC)
(IKR... I guess both. Like when he refused the sweet Shuichi gave them during countdown rehearsals °_°)
bellak1982bellak1982 on December 27th, 2014 10:15 am (UTC)
Grazie mille per la traduzione ❤
e buon natale Isi

Edited at 2014-12-27 05:23 pm (UTC)
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame Flamesiside89 on December 28th, 2014 04:52 am (UTC)
Grazie a te per il commento!
E buon Natale!! ^_^
josie_annjosie_ann on December 27th, 2014 10:19 am (UTC)
Thank you for the translation.
hongo_bharahongo_bhara on December 27th, 2014 10:41 am (UTC)
Thank you for the translation.
As always kame's words is so deep and it gives me another point of view.
Happy holidays everyone~
Can't wait to see what will KAT-TUN do in 2015!
crism79: KAT-TUN Xmas Kamecrism79 on December 27th, 2014 12:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translation! And Happy Holidays!!!

As always I loved reading these. I feel like we have a tiny glimpse of a Kamenashi that we don't see very often in interviews.

Again Happy Holidays :))
Triskelljtriskell on December 27th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you
mharmznicolettemharmznicolette on December 27th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
Even though its really obvious for most of hyphens that Kame really loves to eat food! he's really trying to be much be fit, avoid now to eat to much to satisfied us on what we gonna see on a New KAMENASHI KAZUYA this 2015 and on...
abyssinian13abyssinian13 on December 28th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing!!
laksmianinditalaksmianindita on December 28th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing :)
AFFOR: K²affor on December 29th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
a new genre called “Kamenashi”
I like that XD It might become my favourite genre!

Thank you for translating, and all the best for 2015 ^_^
Luna Akamelunaakame on January 15th, 2015 03:41 pm (UTC)

Thank you very much for your translation !

By a french hyphen named Luna
KK: Kame-chanblahblah on January 24th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you as always~