Kazuo Kitami (北見和夫) - 1960





"...'cause I'm a model, you know what I mean...and I do my little turn on the catwalk, yeah, on the catwalk..." Sorry, sorry, I know I shouldn't dredge up lame early 90s one-hit wonders, but that was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw Kazuo Kitami striking a pose in an old Myojo magazine supplement. He did other modeling work for Myojo (see the 4th picture), so I wonder if it was merely a side hustle, or if he tried to break into the fashion industry, too. Unfortunately, I know very little about him, but he looks like a natural here, so maybe!

- from a Myojo "Charm" supplement, 2/1960, and Myojo (明星) No. 6, 1960

While I'm on the subject, a couple of weeks ago, a record of his actually showed up on Yahoo! auctions...I won it, but it ended up costing me 50 bucks for one song on a scratchy disk! That clearly shows he still has fans, so King Records needs to put his songs on CD, already!! Also, if he's still among the living, I wonder if he even knows - or cares - that he's got fans? It'd be awesome to meet him and talk with him...oh well, keep dreaming, I guess. *Sigh.*


Anne (アン)

Author:Anne (アン)
43 years old / female
Wahiawā, Hawai'i

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in October, 2018.)

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