Ceasefire Between My Brain & My Heart - CD release

CD & downloads now available - see following link:

Ceasefire Between My Brain & My Heart - front cover

Click on 'Naoto's Music' in header for lyrics, song stories & more info

This album is the result of many years of travel, human interactions and life experiences expressed through music and words....... 

My Sierra Valley, CA music/design studio/living space

The space from which several of the songs emerged. Click the following link to hear the results:


Music/Art/Words-Tools for Human Condition/Planet Betterment

Playing for the souls of Camp Tule Lake the day after the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Playing guitar for the souls of Camp Tule Lake the day after the Total Solar Eclipse 2017.

On my way back from experiencing the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 I made a detour to honor the souls of the No-No Boys and others once incarcerated during WWII at the Tule Lake Relocation Center in the far north of California. I played my song 'My People with the Hopi Go' which is about the, history of the internment of people of Japanese ancestry, their interactions with the Native People and human resilience. Click this link to hear a clip:


The Total Solar Eclipse at Lake Union in Central Oregon

As the eclipse was waning the light through the trees created crescent images of the Sun partially blocked by the Moon on me and my guitar. This caused a shift in my perception of the Universe and served to shape my song 'Meteor Hits the Earth'. Please see the following link for a clip of the song:


Lao Spirit Dream

Image of Lao Spirit captured in watercolor along the journey through that magical land.  Click 'More' under header, then 'Travel & Research' for more on Lao culture.