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Tsurubami

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つるばみ was formed by Kawabata Makoto, Emi Nobuko, and Higashi Hiroshi while they were members of Tenkyo no To, the precursor to the Acid Mothers Templesoul collective. Tenkyo no To refers to people destined from a previouslife to become bloodbrothers.

Just after the group was formed, Higashi managed to break some bones so the group was forced to take an extended vacation. In the interim Kawabata and Emi participated in Okami no Jikan. Once Higashi was better, group activities resumed and they released their firstself-titled cassette on the Tenkyo no To label. The group played several gigs before deciding to take another break - Emi was departure from Okamino Jikan provided the perfect opportunity.

In 1998 a CD of studio recordings, “Tenkyo no To”, was suddenly released on the Acid Mothers Temple label, but again the group lapsed into silence. Activities were finally resumed on a regular basis in March2000, when the group played their first live gig in five years.

On the surface it might seem that the group has randomly stumbled between activity and silence, but as the three members are brothers linked by fate there can never be any true silence between them. As long as the three members remain alive, like the waves breaking on the shoreor the rising of the tide, there will never be a complete cessation of their existence. This is because the group takes as its eternal theme,the interactions of the Two Principles and the Five Elements (InyoGogyo)…

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