John Lennon and his visits to Japan, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Kawaguchiko, Karuizawa and Hokkaido.
9th October is the John Lennon’s birthday of 81years
October 9 is the 81st birthday of my favorite Beatles member, Lennon.
I’m Nobu, the certificate English guide in Japan for 7 years.I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard!
John Lennon was the leader of the Beatles, and he and Paul McCartney formed the songwriting team “Lennon-McCartney” .
They wrote 144 great songs within 213 Beatles songs as you already know.
After the Beatles broke up in 1970, he lived in the U.S. and worked as a solo artist and peace activist with his wife, the artist Yoko Ono.
After a five-year hiatus from music in 1975, he resumed his career in 1980.
He was shot by a fan in front of his apartment building, Dakota House, in New York City at 10:50 p.m. (EST) on December 8, 1980.
John Lennon and Japan
John Lennon and Yoko Ono arrived at the port of Yokohama on the luxury liner from Los Angeles on January 13, 1971, and stayed there for about two weeks.
During their stay they visited Tokyo and Kyoto .
The main purpose of his visit to Japan was to introduce John to Yoko’s parents. ( Her family is a famous family in Japan)
It was a trip when John came into contact with Japanese culture. He has been impressed by it, and deepened his ties with Japan.
Since the 1970s, John and Yoko have visited Japan four times on private trips. Along with 1971, they visited Japan three years in a row, in 1977, 1978, and 1979.
In 1977,after their son Sean was born he stayed in Japan for five months.
They visited Tokyo, Karuizawa, Hakone, Kawaguchiko, Kyoto, Hokkaido, and many other places in Japan.
John and Yoko loved the most Karuizawa, where Yoko has a villa. There are many photos when they took at Karuizawa.
John Lennon and Japanese art
John said, “Haiku is the most short and beautiful poetry. The songs I write may become shorter and more concise. “
The album’John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ is simple and zen in both lyrics and sound.
He said, he has been clearly indicating the influence of Japanese culture and art.
He describes the album as “shibui” in Japanese. ( cool and tasteful)
He also seems to have been trying to learn Japanese and has left some practice books.
The places John Lennon visited
The places he visited are all great places for you to visit as well. If you are a John Lennon fan, check out Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Karuizawa, Kawaguchiko, and Hokkaido.
You will experience the same joy as John Lennon experienced !
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!