From the Vaults: The Stone Buddhas


When I lived in Japan, I played keyboards in a girl-rock cover band called “Nobuko and the Stone Buddhas” (or “The Stone Buddhas” for short).  We were active in Oita Prefecture around 2004-2005.  The band was named after the famous Stone Buddhas of Usuki (Photo above by Tanaka Juuyoh) Here are some MP3s of recordings we made in a rehearsal studio in Nakatsu City, where I lived as a JET Programme participant. Download all tracks (ZIP).

Chinese tschotchkes
Not the Stone Buddhas of Usuki but the Kitsch Buddhas of Chinatown