Fumiya Tanaka

BIOGRAPHY

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Through his long career over 20 years as a DJ and a track maker, Fumiya Tanaka has been the most prolific artist on the front line of the Japanese Techno scene.

His signature DJ style unfolds in simultaneous response between the sound with solid groove and the dance floor is extraordinary.

Still the floor orientated simple groove prevails, his recent works and his selection of the music has been refined after his experimental and more housy groove music under the aliases as Karafuto or Indivisual orchestra towards furthermore musical expantion.

The various elements are combined in his sound and sometimes two opposed elements exist in a minimal format which is a reflection of the inovator's desire to seek the new possibilities.

After moving to Berlin he performs worldwide including his local Panorama Bar in Berlin and other parties and festivals in Europe i.e. England, France, Romainia and Russia.

On the other hand he has been organising his own party in Japan called Chaos for over a decade. He regularly plays in Japan and his long dj set at Liquid Room on every New Years day.

In recent years his creative works are on his own label, Sundance. Also has released works by Dirtrixx which is a collabortive unit with Radiq and other Japanese artists on the label called op.disc co-run by Yoshihiro Hanno a.k.a.Radiq.

Through his Torema Records, the pioneer Japanese Techno label run by himself, he released the last of the trillogy of Unknown possibility series, Vol.3-3 and "20th" marking the label's 20 years history. He released a 12 inch single and a album on the infamous Perlon label which is run by Zip and Sammy Dee who regular Djs for his event Chaos.

Other remix works has been done for Vlad Caia, Easy Change, Nastia to name but a few. He acts as a Unit, Tofu Production with Thomas Melchior aka Melchior Productions and releasing their own single and remix works.

TIMELINE

  • Sorry About That by Andrey Zots, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Sleep Is Commercial Jun 2016 Sorry About That by Andrey Zots, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Sleep Is Commercial
  • YOU FIND THE KEY by FUMIYA TANAKA on PERLON Apr 2016 YOU FIND THE KEY by FUMIYA TANAKA on PERLON
  • SND005EP by Fumiya tanaka & Radiq on Sundance Mar 2016 SND005EP by Fumiya tanaka & Radiq on Sundance
  • CHAOS - op.disc 10years version to end - / Fumiya Tanaka, Taro, Yoshiki, Ditch(live) Dec 2015 CHAOS - op.disc 10years version to end - / Fumiya Tanaka, Taro, Yoshiki, Ditch(live)
  • CHAOS - op.disc 10years version to end - / Fumiya Tanaka, Den, Ryo Murakami(live) Dec 2015 CHAOS - op.disc 10years version to end - / Fumiya Tanaka, Den, Ryo Murakami(live)
  • CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka Sep 2015 CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka
  • Beautiful Town .EP  by Fumiya Tanaka on Pluie/Noir Jun 2015 Beautiful Town .EP by Fumiya Tanaka on Pluie/Noir
  • CHAOS / ZIP , Fumiya Tanaka May 2015 CHAOS / ZIP , Fumiya Tanaka
  • May 2015 "ufo training e.p." by fumiya tanaka on minibar
  • Apr 2015 "Flying One Hand", Dartriix's new album on op.disc
  • Mar 2015 "Mario" EP by Guido Schneider & André Galluzzi including TOFU PRODUCTION REMIX on Cocoon
  • Vida Noir Remixes ep by Radiq, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Op.Disc Jan 2015 Vida Noir Remixes ep by Radiq, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Op.Disc
  • CHAOS / SAMMY. DEE, AKIKO KIYAMA (live),  Fumiya Tanaka Dec 2014 CHAOS / SAMMY. DEE, AKIKO KIYAMA (live), Fumiya Tanaka
  •  Love Me High ep by Giuliano Lomonte, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Ultrastretch Nov 2014 Love Me High ep by Giuliano Lomonte, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Ultrastretch
  • CHAOS / CABANNE, Fumiya Tanaka Sep 2014 CHAOS / CABANNE, Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka May 2014 CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka
  • 20th ep by Fumiya Tanaka on Torema Records Feb 2014 20th ep by Fumiya Tanaka on Torema Records
  • Dark Pad 2×12inch ep by Fumiya Tanaka on Perlon Dec 2013 Dark Pad 2×12inch ep by Fumiya Tanaka on Perlon
  • CHAOS / THOMAS MELCHIOR, Fumiya Tanaka Dec 2013 CHAOS / THOMAS MELCHIOR, Fumiya Tanaka
  • Birdsmakingmachine ep by Birdsmakingmachine,  Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Half Baked Dec 2013 Birdsmakingmachine ep by Birdsmakingmachine, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Half Baked
  • Maslo by Nastia, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Nilla Nov 2013 Maslo by Nastia, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Nilla
  • Miki Biasion ep by EASY CHANGES, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Nervmusic Records Aug 2013 Miki Biasion ep by EASY CHANGES, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Nervmusic Records
  • Unknown Possibility Vol 3-3  by Fumiya Tanaka on Torema Records Jun 2013 Unknown Possibility Vol 3-3 by Fumiya Tanaka on Torema Records
  • CHAOS / RHADOO, Fumiya Tanaka Apr 2013 CHAOS / RHADOO, Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / MARGARET DYGAS, Fumiya Tanaka Dec 2012 CHAOS / MARGARET DYGAS, Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / MELCHIOR PRODUCTIONS LTD(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka Oct 2012 CHAOS / MELCHIOR PRODUCTIONS LTD(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka
  • SND04 ep by Fumiya Tanaka & Radiq on Sundance Oct 2012 SND04 ep by Fumiya Tanaka & Radiq on Sundance
  • CHAOS / RICARDO VILLALOBOS, Fumiya Tanaka Jun 2012 CHAOS / RICARDO VILLALOBOS, Fumiya Tanaka
  • Projections ep by Vlad Caia,  Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Amphia Mar 2012 Projections ep by Vlad Caia, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Amphia
  • CHAOS / ZIP, Fumiya Tanaka Mar 2012 CHAOS / ZIP, Fumiya Tanaka
  • I Can Tell You Of Course I Know It Was by Fumiya Tanaka on Perlon Feb 2012 I Can Tell You Of Course I Know It Was by Fumiya Tanaka on Perlon
  • CHAOS / RHADOO, PORTABLE(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka Dec 2011 CHAOS / RHADOO, PORTABLE(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka
  • Trabalhador ep by Thomas Melchior & Fumiya Tanaka on Sundance Nov 2011 Trabalhador ep by Thomas Melchior & Fumiya Tanaka on Sundance
  • CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka Oct 2011 CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka
  • Aug 2011 CHAOS LTD 002 by Fumiya Tanaka on CHAOS LTD
  • CHAOS / MELCHIOR PRODUCTIONS LTD(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka Jul 2011 CHAOS / MELCHIOR PRODUCTIONS LTD(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka
  • Fur Elodie ep by Fumiya Tanaka on Sundance May 2011 Fur Elodie ep by Fumiya Tanaka on Sundance
  • CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka Mar 2011 CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka
  • Idiosynkrasia ep by Francesco Tristanoi,  Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Infine Mar 2011 Idiosynkrasia ep by Francesco Tristanoi, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Infine
  • CHAOS / SAM PROPER(LIVE&DJ), Fumiya Tanaka Feb 2011 CHAOS / SAM PROPER(LIVE&DJ), Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / PORTABLE(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka Dec 2010 CHAOS / PORTABLE(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / ZIP, Fumiya Tanaka Oct 2010 CHAOS / ZIP, Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / MAAYAN NIDAM, Fumiya Tanaka Jul 2010 CHAOS / MAAYAN NIDAM, Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / THOMAS MELCHIOR(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka Jun 2010 CHAOS / THOMAS MELCHIOR(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / SAMEE DEE,Fumiya Tanaka Mar 2010 CHAOS / SAMEE DEE,Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka Dec 2009 CHAOS / Fumiya Tanaka
  • Manse Al ep by Ditch,  Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Snork Enterprises Nov 2009 Manse Al ep by Ditch, Fumiya Tanaka Remix on Snork Enterprises
  • CHAOS / DIMBIMAN(LIVE), ZIP, Fumiya Tanaka Sep 2009 CHAOS / DIMBIMAN(LIVE), ZIP, Fumiya Tanaka
  • Fumiyandric ep by Ricardo Villalobos & Fumiya Tanaka on Sundance Jul 2009 Fumiyandric ep by Ricardo Villalobos & Fumiya Tanaka on Sundance
  • CHAOS / AUDIO WERNER(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka Jun 2009 CHAOS / AUDIO WERNER(LIVE), Fumiya Tanaka
  • CHAOS / SAMEE DEE, Fumiya Tanaka Dec 2008 CHAOS / SAMEE DEE, Fumiya Tanaka
  • Nov 2008 "Unknown 3" Release Tour
    11/21(fri) Air : Fukuoka
    11/28(fri) Precious Hall : Sapporo
    11/29(sat) Water : Kashiwa
    12/05(fri) Club Mago : Nagoya
    12/06(sat) Praha : Niigata
    12/12(fri) World : Kyoto
    12/13(sat) Troop Cafe : Kobe
    12/19(fri) Freedom : Oita
    12/20(sat) Club Add : Sendai
    12/22(mon) Mars : Okayama
    12/26(fri) Sunsui : Osaka
    12/27(sat) Unit : Tokyo
    12/31(wed) Liquidroom : Tokyo
  • CHAOS / ZIP, Fumiya Tanaka Sep 2008 CHAOS / ZIP, Fumiya Tanaka
  • Aug 2008 'CHAOS' at Yellow in Tokyo and Sunsui in Osaka with Melchior Productions Ltd.
  • Released Jun 2008 Released "DARTRIIX EP.2" (12") by DARTRIIX [Unit with RADIQ] on op.disc
    'DISTORITION' Party at Yellow in Tokyo.
  • 'CHAOS' at Yellow in Tokyo and Sunsui in Osaka with Bruno Pronsato & Jan Kruger Mar 2008 'CHAOS' at Yellow in Tokyo and Sunsui in Osaka with Bruno Pronsato & Jan Kruger
  • Dec 2007 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka
  • Released 1st Album Nov 2007 Released 1st Album"DARTRIIX"(CD)by DARTRIIX [Unit with RADIQ] on op.disc
    'op.disc showcase hub'at UNIT in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka
    DARTRIIX's LIVE for hub.
  • 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with Zip Sep 2007 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with Zip
    Released DVD "via" on Soundscape
  • Released Fumiya Tanaka's 4th Mix CD Aug 2007 Released Fumiya Tanaka's 4th Mix CD "mur mur - convasation mix"on TOREMA RECORDS/Soundscape
  • 'CHAOS 'Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with Sammy Dee Jul 2007 'CHAOS 'Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with Sammy Dee
  • 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with Bruno Pronsato May 2007 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with Bruno Pronsato
    Released"DARTRIIX EP.1"(12")by DARTRIIX [Unit with RADIQ] on op.disc
  • Half days at micro office Apr 2007 Half days at micro office
  • 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with Vincent Lemieux Mar 2007 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with Vincent Lemieux
  • 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka Dec 2006 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka
    Released "FC CHaOS EP1"
  • 'op.disc showcase hub' at UNIT in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka Nov 2006 'op.disc showcase hub' at UNIT in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka
  • Oct 2006 INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA's 1st LIVE at ASAGIRI JAM
  • Sep 2006 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with ZIP and GAISER
  • Released KARAFUTO's 2nd Mix CD Aug 2006 Released KARAFUTO's 2nd Mix CD "Shift to the other time - KARAFUTO Live mix at UNIT 28.1.2006"on disques corde
  • Jul 2006 'CHaOS'Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with BRUNO PRONSATO
    Released"MIND THE GAP - singles 2000-2006"(CD)by INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA on Revirth
  • May 2006 'CHaOS'Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with AOKI TAKAMASA and TODD BODINE
    Released "INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA" (12")by INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA on Revirth
  • Released Apr 2006 Released"Patch Works EP1"(12")by KARAFUTO & yoshiki
  • Mar 2006 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka with RADIQ and SOMEONE ELSE
    Released"Unknown Possibility vol.3-2"(12")by Fumiya Tanaka
  • Released Feb 2006 Released"Fumiya Tanaka & RADIQ II" (12") by Fumiya Tanaka & RADIQ on op.disc
  • op.disc showcase hub'at UNIT in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka Dec 2005 op.disc showcase hub'at UNIT in Tokyo and sunsui in Osaka
    'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with DIMBIMAN
  • Released Oct 2005 Released "Unknown Possibility vol.3-1" (12")by Fumiya Tanaka
  • 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and  Rockets in Osaka Sep 2005 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka
  • 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and  Rockets in Osaka with BEN NEVILE Jul 2005 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with BEN NEVILE
  • May 2005 'CHaOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with WIGHNOMY BROTHERS
  • Started op.disc with Yoshihiro HANNO Apr 2005 Started op.disc with Yoshihiro HANNO
    and released "Fumiya Tanaka & RADIQ" (12")by Fumiya Tanaka & RADIQ
  • Dec 2004 'CHAOS'Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with AOKI TAKAMASA and GEOFF WHITE
  • 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with NAO TOKUI and STEWART WALKEWR Aug 2004 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with NAO TOKUI and STEWART WALKEWR
  • 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with ZIP Apr 2004 'CHAOS' Party at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with ZIP
  • 'CHAOS' Party at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with MATTHEW DEAR Dec 2003 'CHAOS' Party at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with MATTHEW DEAR
  • 'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '03' at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka Sep 2003 'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '03' at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka
    with SUTEKH, STEWART WALKER, Yoshihiro HANNO, LUCIANO, ANDY VAZ, STEVE BICKNELL and GARY MARTIN
    Fumiya Tanaka's 1st LIVE at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo
    Released"music from a view"(CD, LP & DVD)by INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA on Revirth
  • May 2003 'CHAOS'Party at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with TWERK and PORTABLE
    Released"Sunshining. Some building. Blue sky"(12")by INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA on Revirth
  • 'CHAOS'Party at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and  Rockets in Osaka  with STEVE BICKNELL and SUTEKH Dec 2002 'CHAOS'Party at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with STEVE BICKNELL and SUTEKH
  • Sep 2002 'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '02' at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with STEWRT WALKER
  • Aug 2002 'MIX. SOUND. SPACE. TOUR' at Yellow in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka etc. with Yoshihiro HANNO etc.
  • Released Fumiya Tanaka's 3rd DJ Mix CD Jun 2002 Released Fumiya Tanaka's 3rd DJ Mix CD"DJ MIX1/2 [MIX.SOUND.SPACE]"
  • May 2002 'CHAOS' Party at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with RICARDO VILLALOBOS and ARCHETYPE
  • Released Dec 2001 Released "FLOOR.PEOPLE.TENSION" (12") by Fumiya Tanaka
  • TOREMA RECORDS since 1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY'01 Sep 2001 TOREMA RECORDS since 1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY'01
    DJs
    Fumiya Tanaka,Steve Bicknell
    LIVE Twerk,
    Fri.21.september at Club Rockets
    Sun.23.september at Liquid Room
  • Released Fumiya Tanaka's 2nd Album Sep 2001 Released Fumiya Tanaka's 2nd Album"UNKNOWN POSSIBILITY vol.2"on TRESOR.
  • Released Jun 2001 Released"Drive"(12")by Fumiya Tanaka
  • May 2001 'CHAOS' Party at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka with JASPER and STEWART WALKER
  • Feb 2001 Finished the series of Party 'Mask' DJing as KARAFUTO at Yellow in Tokyo
  • Released Nov 2000 Released "Light White" (12") by KARAFUTO
  • Sep 2000 'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '00'
    at Rockets in Osaka and LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo with STEVE BICKNELL and THOMAS BRINKMANN
  • Released Fumiya Tanaka's 2nd Album Aug 2000 Released Fumiya Tanaka's 2nd Album"UNKNOWN POSSIBILITY vol.2"(CD)in Japan
    Released"Light Orange"(12")and"Light Gray"(12")by KARAFUTO
  • Released Jun 2000 Released "Light Green" (12")by KARAFUTO
    Released KARAFUTO's 1st Mix CD"DJ MIX 1/2"
  • May 2000 'CHAOS' Party at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo and Rockets in Osaka
    with OLIVER HO and MARCO CAROLA
    Released"10inch WORKS"(CD)by KARAFUTO
  • Released Feb 2000 Released "Light Pink" (12")by KARAFUTO
    Released"INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA"(12")by INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA on Revirth
  • Released Nov 1999 Released "Light Blue" (12")by KARAFUTO
  • Sep 1999 'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '99'
    at Rockets in Osaka and CLUB CITTA' KAWASAKI in Kawasaki with STEVE BICKNELL and AUTECHRE
  • Mask/ CHILDS VIEW (LIVE),TARO,KARAFUTO Jun 1999 Mask/ CHILDS VIEW (LIVE),TARO,KARAFUTO
  • May 1999 'CHAOS' Party with OLIVER HO and D-KNOX
    Released "Player" (12")by Fumiya Tanaka
  • Released Album Nov 1998 Released Album"KARAFUTO presents INDIVIDUAL ORCHESTRA"
  • Released Oct 1998 Released "Shadow" (CD)by KARAFUTO
  • Sep 1998 'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '98'at BAY SIDE JENNY in Osaka,
    PRECIOUS HALL in Sapporo and CLUB CITTA' KAWASAKI in Kawasaki with STEVE BICKNELL, SURGEON and JAY DENHAM
  • Released Aug 1998 Released "Move"(12") by Fumiya Tanaka
  • Apr 1998 Started a regular party 'Mask' DJing as KARAFUTO at Yellow in Tokyo
  • Released HOODRUM Mar 1998 Released HOODRUM "RE-EDIT" (Remix Album CD)
  • Released Fumiya Tanaka's 1st Album Dec 1997 Released Fumiya Tanaka's 1st Album"UNKNOWN POSSIBILITY vol.1"
  • Sep 1997 'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '97'
    'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '97' at BAY SIDE JENNY in Osaka and CLUB CITTA' KAWASAKI in Kawasaka with STEVE BICKNELL, MIKE INC
  • Aug 1997 Finished the series of Party 'CHAOS WEST 'at Rockets in Osaka
  • Aug 1997 Finished the series of Party 'DISTORTION' at Yellow in Tokyo
  • Released Aug 1997 Released "Midnight" (12") by Fumiya Tanaka
  • Released Feb 1997 Released "CLASSICS 2" by HOODRUM(Unit with AKIO MILAN PAAK)
  • Released Fumiya Tanaka 2nd Mix CD Dec 1996 Released Fumiya Tanaka 2nd Mix CD"MIX-UP vol.4"
  • Sep 1996 'TOREMA RECORDS since1993 BIRTHDAY PARTY '96'at BAY SIDE JENNY in Osaka
    with STEVE BICKNELL,CLAUDE YOUNG,TOKKYU ISHINO,KEN ISHII and AKIO MILAN PAAK
  • Released Jun 1996 Released "BUSINESS CARD" by HOODRUM(Unit with AKIO MILAN PAAK)
  • Released Apr 1996 Released "KARAFUTO" (12") by KARAFUTO
  • Released Oct 1995 Released "Speaker" (12")by SPEAKER(with AKIO MILAN PAAK)
    Moved from Osaka to Tokyo The first DJ tour in Europe
  • Released Jul 1995 Released "Micro" (12") by Fumiya Tanaka
    Started UNTITLED RECORDS and released a CD Various Artist"ABSTRACT SET 1"
  • Released Fumiya Tanaka's 1st Mix CD Apr 1995 Released Fumiya Tanaka's 1st Mix CD "I am not a DJ"
  • Released Feb 1995 Released "4 Tracks" (12") by Fumiya Tanaka
  • Oct.24 1994 Started a party 'DISTORTION' at Yellow in Tokyo
  • Jun.24 1994 Started a party 'CHAOS WEST' at Rockets in Osaka
  • Founded TOREMA RECORDS, the first independent dance track label in Japan and released Nov 1993 Founded TOREMA RECORDS, the first independent dance track label in Japan and released "Green Tower"(12")by LAST FRONT
  • Jul 1992 Started DJ professionaly in Osaka, Japan
  • Jul 1990 Started DJ
  • May.21 1972 Born in Kyoto, Japan