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24 April 2011 @ 03:13 pm
[Trans] KAME CAMERA - Vol.5 SECRET  
T/N before reading (so you can understand Kame’s mental process): The word of the theme means “secret, confidence”, but regarding private life means “privacy”. It is used to create words that mean “mysterious, bewitching” or even “strange” (after all, they’re all adjectives that imply secrets, right? XD).

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

Vol. 5 秘密 – Secret

「Being an artist and talking too much about private life is like showing the trick of the magic. I think that secrets that aren't lies are necessary.」

A night I was reflecting upon “what is my secret?” I went running until the Tokyo Tower. Suddenly rising my head, there was the moon hidden by a cloud. This mysteriousness is beautiful and bewitching. People and clouds: maybe exactly because I can’t see their all, they're beautiful and I'm charmed.

Since when I began this job, I can’t walk outside without wearing sunglasses. Although I usually don’t meet dangerous eyes when I’m exposed, so I wonder why [I do it] (laughs). Maybe, I suppose that at work I want to be looked at more than anyone else, but I don’t want that my everyday face is seen. I rarely go to places full of people like parties and clubs, and as much as I can I don’t create shallow acquaintances in which I can’t speak my mind honestly. Nowadays, even artists tell with details what they’re doing every day, writing and putting pictures on blogs or Twitter, but I can’t comprehend it very well. In my opinion, for people who are involved in the entertainment job, to show more than necessary their private life is like showing the trick of the magic beforehand, isn’t it? (laughs) Nonetheless, I’m not consciously creating my character deciding that something is secret either. I think I don’t tell lies. But to explain it in a way simple to understand: I talk honestly about my vision of love, but I don’t say which kind of love I have experienced up until now. Because I think it’s something that it’s fine not to tell. There isn’t a clear dividing line of “what to say about me and until which point”. Because episodes coming from experience are sometimes necessary in order to convey the real thought.

This serial publication is my “place”. I want to continue transmitting even more delicately.

To be honest, there has been also a period when I hated being asked about myself for the interviews. The first time that on a weekly magazine they chased my private life, turned it around and wrote whatever they pleased, I was hurt and didn’t want to speak anymore. I was thinking “Why have I to answer about stuff like my favourite date place?”.

Now, with the intuition that I’ve learnt through those times’ situations and feelings, and through the experience, I say the truth I can say, I say what is not a lie. But, even if I say [only] a part, I don’t hate to communicate, and it happens that mere critical comments on the contrary become moving stories. In reality, human heart is way more complicate, and I think "without expressing all the slight nuances, I won't convey the message properly…”… Normally it can’t be helped, but I consider this serial publication my “place”. As much as I can, I want to convey myself and my true thought. There may still be many unspoken facts, but I want to continue expressing the truth on the emotional side.

But you know, I wonder what “my true self” is to begin with. In the showbiz world there are people who want to express more their real self, but does this mean to show the “me” that I show only to my parents and brothers? I wonder if that one takes form as a representation [of me]… In the past, when I was honoured to meet Nakamura Kanzaburou-san, he told me this. “The “Kabuku” is what you can do for the first time after you’ve mastered the basis without fail.” [*] I understand. In this job the “expression of us” exists exactly because there is the framework called basis and rules. Even if you ignore it, maybe it just becomes forcing the “kind of you that you want to be seen”.

About what I want to express, of course I’m conscious of the audience and the readers, but as first thing I want to surprise the producers who are in front of my eyes, I want to make them happy. Not only I think that that’s the assessment of the “live truth”, but if a producer seriously tells me “I want Kamenashi to play the social outcast character”, I think I can obediently do it (laughs). Since I want to be a kaleidoscopic person, as a performer and as a player, right now I want to spread my limits and possibilities more and more, without being captured by a small established character such as “the real me”. My ultimate admired one is Kitano Takeshi-san. While possessing the ability to create such wonderful movies, as usual he can act stupid. On top of knowing the reality of many fields and having made many experiences, it would be good if I can become a human that can express himself. With that meaning, I want to be a man impossible to catch, a fascinating man. (laughs) [**]

Kame’s fixed point of observation
The day of this photoshoot was 1 week after his 25th birthday. “Let’s celebrate belatedly with the Maquia team!” and surprised him with cake and cracker, and Kamenashi-kun was bewildered and in difficulty. “I’m happy, but I’m really embarrassed! I like to celebrate other people, but I’m bad at being celebrated”, he smiled shyly. “I almost ask to my friends not to do big parties for me. This year, the day before I ate blowfish with the ballet dancer Shun-chan (Miyao Shuntarou), and the same day I cozily celebrated with my family (laughs)”.
By Maquia

[*] Nakamura Kanzaburou 18th is a famous kabuki actor. Actually, I’m not sure about this sentence because I’m not well informed about kabuki and its terms, and I had some difficulties even simply finding the words Kame uses (he writes 歌舞く while my dictionary and the net gave me mostly傾く LOL). As meaning I have both “playing Kabuki” and “freely dancing and singing with wild spirit, eccentrically and with abandon”. Following the quote, I dare to say that the meaning is basically “you can sing and dance as you please just when you’ve mastered the basis”. Of course, if you have a better translation for Nakamura’s quote, tell me :)
[**] The word I translated with “fascinating” (mysterious, etc.) it’s the same he used to describe the moon) contains the word “secret” in it, this explains his laughter :)


It’s not one of my best translations, I had some difficulties following his flow of thought and then putting into English what he was saying. If you have suggestions for some lines, they are welcomed.
Please, someone give Kame a damned villain character, PLEASE. He’s requesting for it so much T_T
And Kame calling Miyao Shun-chan ♥♥ So lovely ♥

I'm a bit moved to see how much Kame cherish this Maquia corner, to be honest ^_^ And, side note, but I really liked how he divides "secrets" and "lies". Moreover, I liked his reflection about how the "i want to show my true me" may become just an image you force on people. Really mature.

kyleeerskyleeers on April 24th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
As always, Kame's answers and whatsoevers are really inspiring especially now that he spoke about how he thinks he projects himself on and off camera XDDDDDDD

and my akame mind was suddenly switched on when I read the part about twitter lol :P ignore me :3

The way he called Miyao, "Shun-chan" is really cuteee ;) it shows lots of affections haha :P

Thank you for this!!! *hugs*

happy easter bb! <3333
Chris: I dream I plan I cankt_kitt on April 24th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Another masterpiece!!

Ah so that´s a cloud over the moon =PPPP At first I saw smoke from some fire near Tokio Tower =PPPPPPPPP -----> horrendous for admiring art =PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP *smacks myself*

I like this essay a lot! Even if sometimes some phrases confused me a lot cause of the "no english native here" so I look for some words at the dictionary =PPPP But the idea and meaning I guess I understood =PPPPPP

I love his maturity! It´s amazing how he can talk like that and can express himself in such good way to his fans really! Because is like he wants us to understand him better, and see his pov of things like "the artist side of me" and "the real me who is living like you do, and like you have his secrets and private life which its only owner is him" and I think he has the absolutely right to keep things for himself, like the rest of us ^________^

Love his twitter reference =PPPPPPP jajajajajaj is ok Kame ^o^!!! in fact you have no time to waste at all! *hugs*

...I want to be a man impossible to catch, a fascinating man...

you´re a fascinating awsome man already my dear! *kisus*

Thanks Isi!! *give you kame cookies*

Hope we can have this corner for a very long time ~~~~~

EDIT: Shun-chan and Kame datooooooo *-* nice news *-*

oh Happy easter to you too!!!

Edited at 2011-04-24 02:28 pm (UTC)
waiewidadwaiewidad on April 24th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks Isi..
Love kame's words..so deep ^_^

Happy Easter to you :D
the (extra-terrestrial) sugar candy chocolate babyalienashi on April 24th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
oh god i love him so fucking much

(you too!!!!)
crovoxisikes ♥♥♥♥ 亀梨和也crovoxisikes on April 24th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
can somebody please give this guy a psycho role in his next movie/drama? seriously..

and kame life is so mysterious that it makes him so much more interesting to get to know to.

thanks isi for the translation :) and 5 months of MAQUA already???wow
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame B/W styleiside89 on April 24th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
and 5 months of MAQUA already???wow
Amizing, isn't it? ♥ Kame loves this corner and Maquia's staff obviously love him (as we see in Maquia's comment), so I hope this column will continue for maaaany other months ♥
You're welcome dear *hugs*

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tppwendy on April 24th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much ♥
oh Kame~~ *speechless*
I can only say...this guy is love ;A; ♥
nono96 on April 24th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you :-)
I love Kame's Maquia essays. He puts so much thought into them.
fazlyn_nfazlyn_n on April 24th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
He's such a darling :)

And so are you for sharing this. Thnx :D
cease11cease11 on April 24th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you ;_________;
He really is so admirable and inspiring &hearts
Tikkymailinh6589 on April 24th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
thanks so much for this ♥
diamond_1844: kame_x'maskazumishizue on April 24th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
this is so meaning a lot..how a deep and beautiful words..
that's why we love him more and more..
thank you so much for translation..
mei_ru_29mei_ru_29 on April 24th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
thank you as always isi-san..great job.. gosh i love him more n more each times i read his essay
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on April 24th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
kame camera Vol. 5 secrets
This was interesting.... it was only the other day I was telling a friend that I don't want Kame or any of the other KT members to get a twitter or any other social networking account (but esp twitter)... I want to keep them 'secret' and mysterious and more than anything else, out of trouble!!!!

We all love your near 'kaleidoscopic' personality kame... it's exciting and we (well I do) crave the many sides to you!

Thank you lots for sharing :)))
Christina [aka Stina]: kazu-chanswedish_weirdo on April 24th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: kame camera Vol. 5 secrets
I so totally agree with you on not wanting Kame or anyone else in KAT-TUN to get a twitter/other social media accounts. I like the mystery as well, I like not knowing everything and just getting glimpses of their private lives every now and then. I had so many mixed feelings when Jin got twitter and actually considered not following him. I ended up doing it though, but that was a couple of days after he appeared.

Sorry for rambling but you are the first one I see that actually thinks the same way as me so I just felt like I had to write something :)
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dee_padee_pa on April 24th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
thank u ^^
Slayer: kameslayer_kur on April 24th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
People who usually likes to critizice Kame for being a fake person, for having a double face in front of the camera...they should really read this articles.
Because I think Kame doesnt deny him being such a fake, but he at least explains that he does that on purpose, because he´s an actor, a showman, and his duty is to pretend and to be cool in front of the camera. It doesnt mean he´s a hypocrite nor a bad person for that, on the contrary, I guess it´s a very admirable side of him, trying to play with the characters he creates for us, the fans.
He has the right of having a private self, that he only shares when he isnt being judged.
It always amazes me how mature and experienced Kame is; it´s like...with every article he´s trying to make us understand his actions through the years and how has he arrived to the point he is at now.

Thank you so much for the translation, you made my day ^^
your friendly neighborhood Isi: Kame B/W styleiside89 on April 24th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
People who usually likes to critizice Kame for being a fake person, for having a double face in front of the camera...they should really read this articles.
They read these articles, but they simply read what they want. Or even worse, they use these exact articles as proofs. Believe me, I've seen Kame's words misreaded so many times... :|
More than explaining "why he's fake", I think Kame is explaining one time more his "double switch" he talked about many times. I think both these "Kame" are true, the performer and the private. Simply they are different. He says here too that he isn't creating a "Kame character" on purpose deciding "ok I keep this thing secret because it will make me a more mysterious man yo~". He's only protecting his privacy. And I understand him: after all, all of us are different when we're with friends/family and when we're in public, right? :)

with every article he´s trying to make us understand his actions through the years and how has he arrived to the point he is at now.
I've got a similar feeling too :)

LOL sorry for the long reply XDDD
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