Translation: Ray October, 2013 – Earth Music&Ecology x Ray x NEWS Dress Collaboration Part 1- Koyama and Tegoshi Cross Talk

Tegoshi and Koyama Special Talk:

They both declare that they like dresses, but they have different tastes! Starting from their tastes in dresses, we asked them about their “ideal woman image”.

 

Let’s start from “buying a cute dress”:

Tegoshi: I love the style of girls wearing dresses!

Koyama: All men like it don’t they! Individually what do you like? Will it be similar? Let’s say it together at the same time!

(at the same time)

Tegoshi: Plain

Koyama: Flower Pattern. Oh! Totally different!

Tegoshi: Personally, even though there is a lot of Rock-like style, I like a softer feeling. A pink dress with the girls hair twisted back is my ideal.

Koyama: Patterned fabrics are really difficult, but in winter and fall for a cool, composed feeling, flower print is easy to challenge isn’t it? If I went to pick up my girlfriend and she appeared in a flower print dress I would be really excited! I would totally get that she showed up being fashionable.

Tegoshi: I also want her to wear a dress on a date too! My ideal is meeting after class is over at school and if she was wearing a pink dress that would be the best!

Koyama: Because Tegoshi has a rock taste in clothes, it’s probably better for balance for the girl to wear a plain style right? If she skillfully pairs a belt and accessories with it, it’s fantastic.

Tegoshi: A bit high-waisted, it hits at the waistline nicely and has a good balance.

Koyama: Would you go shopping together [with the girl]?

Tegoshi: If it was a girl that I liked, I would. I also like just hanging out together. But, if we went around to lots of stores and in the end she says that she wants to go back to the first store, I couldn’t do that! LOL

Koyama: Just like our Masuda right! LOL What about items to pair with the dress? With a flower print dress, pairing a plain cardigan or a leather jacket is cute isn’t it?

Tegoshi: In the fall and winter, something like bare legs with short boots is cute isn’t it? Your legs show with a dress, so to wear the dress you should to adjust it to your own body type and can refine yourself, right?

Koyama: Because guys will definitely notice girls wearing a dress! You shouldn’t be embarrassed when you get noticed because knowing that guys notice you wearing dress will make you prettier!

Tegoshi: As expected, appearance really is important. That love can begin from fashion really is true! If a girl wears clothes that she loves, I would want to talk to her and know more about her inner side as well.

Koyama: Also, when a girl wears a one piece, her character seems more feminine than normal.

Tegoshi: Wearing a feminine dress is a special right as a woman that should be used to your advantage. I want you to use it to your advantage and your self-confidence to increase. If we had more girls doing that, guys will have to work harder to be more fashionable too! In order to get love, why don’t you first try starting with buying a cute dress?

Koyama: Those who haven’t tried wearing a print dress yet, I would love for you to try to this fall. If you are aiming for an older guy, I want you to be able to catch him with a fashionable print dress. If it were me, I would be totally caught! LOL

 

*Disclaimer* I am still actively learning Japanese and this translation is not perfect. This translation is as direct of a translation as I can make it and I took some liberties as a native English speaker to make it flow better in English, as some things don’t translate well into English from Japanese.

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Translation – Mina December 2014, Masuda Takahisa – “Massu Styling” Volume 3

We’re back with the third volume of Massu’s popular personal clothing series! This month’s theme is knits, giving us an image change from Massu.

 

Even though it’s only the third volume, I was given a knit theme. Impatiently, I was like “ah, I don’t have any knit items!” But all in all, I had some unexpectedly! LOL First of all, I brought a bunch of different kinds of knits. In three different ways I styled the same hat and pants combination. Which one do you guys like the most?

The knits are from these brands, from the top of the page down: Maison Martin Margiela, Sasquatchfabrix., and LABRAT.

The Margiela Knit is a shape that I normally don’t choose, but in the store I fell in love with it at first sight. Out of all the clothes that I have it’s the most “Honor’s student”-like. After seeing the picture taken of this on me, I thought I want to wear knit a lot more! For a date, this knit would be good. Yea.

When you first see the striped knit you might think it’s kinda gaudy looking, but I really like the shape of the turtleneck and dolman sleeve combination.

I think that the detail on Paisley knits is interesting. I would wear it casually when I go to meet with a friend.

To me, knit items aren’t as much as a daily item as sweat is, but wearing it all now like this was nice! Makes me want to wear knit more now. Also, the hat that I am wearing now I wore a long time ago on Music Station! It has a seasonal restriction, but every year I wear it tons. I wonder if anyone noticed??

 

*Disclaimer* I am still actively learning Japanese and this translation is not perfect. This translation is as direct of a translation as I can make it and I took some liberties as a native English speaker to make it flow better in English, as some things don’t translate well into English from Japanese.

Translation – Mina November 2014, Masuda Takahisa – “Massu Styling” Volume 2

This Month’s Theme is: Leather and Sweatshirt material, “Rough Style” Outing!

This time I was given the themes “Sweatshirt Material outing” and “Casual Rider Jacket” from the editing department to try. I love both, so I decided to combine them! Rather than a leather rider jacket with skinny pants and boots, I styled a loose base with the rider jacket instead.

The instant I saw this Jean Paul Gaultier leather rider jacket in the store, I bought it. This was something sold during the spring and summer, but since it is easy to pair and I like the light thickness of the jacket, I can wear it during the autumn and winter as well!

For example, if you go out to eat in this style and take off your jacket in the restaurant. When you leave and put the jacket back on, the feel of the outfit becomes different. I think that is so cool! If you had met at the restaurant and didn’t realize that the other person was wearing a rider jacket, it’s like “Wow! They’re wearing a rider jacket! (LOL)” 1

It’s really awesome if a girl pairs a dress with a rider jacket. From any angle, it’s cute!

The set-up2 that is under the jacket is a layered tank top style that I have been into.  If it’s a t-shirt and pants combination as a base, I have been into wearing to long tank tops that you can see the hem sticking out of the bottom of the jacket. Finding items like this tank top make me really happy!

*Translators Notes:

  1. This paragraph was meant to covey that he likes that the feel of the outfit changes when you take the jacket on and off.
  2. A set-up is an outfit that the top and the bottom are the same material and print and it is popular clothing for men and women here recently in Japan.

Massu’s Japanese is so cute how he describes the outfit! I wish I could find a way to convey it better in future Massu Styling volumes!

I particularly like this styling a lot this month! I think it gives an edgy feel to Massu rather than the “cute” image that he usually portrays.

*Disclaimer* I am still actively learning Japanese and this translation is not perfect. This translation is as direct of a translation as I can make it and I took some liberties as a native English speaker to make it flow better in English, as some things don’t translate well into English from Japanese.

Translation – Mina October 2014, Masuda Takahisa – “Massu Styling” Volume 1

This month’s theme is….. “Simple Monotone”

This is the first part of this series, and I have been put in charge of what I will wear! (LOL). A lot of people probably have an image of me wearing clothes that are kind of all over the place1, but I actually also like simple-like clothing, like the outfit with the hat on the left… but simple like items with simple like shape to them don’t match. What’s best is an item that is simple, but the size is big or it has something that reflects that person’s personality, right? Wearing a knit vest is difficult, so I paired it with the sweatshirt material shirt. But saying that, the knit vest has a rough texture and the arms are short sleeved, so I decided to buy it at first glance. Pairing it with RAF SIMONS pants was also nice I thought. The long sleeve t-shirt that is a different color and paring it with the short sleeve vest I think goes well together. On a day where you wear sweat material on the top and bottom, I like to wear something like leather boots with it, pairing it together one nice item; the hat that I am wearing now is also like that! It has the feeling of an outfit you would want to wear to go shopping around in, rather than an outfit that you would stroll around your neighborhood in.

On the right page is the check set-up2. I like that even though it is one item together, it isn’t boring. Layering the non-sleeve parka over it is normal for me. On a casual day when going out to eat a meal or something, I wear something like this a lot.

If girls wore monotone, a simple T-shirt with a scoop neck neckline is infatuating! (LOL) Pairing it with black skinny pants is ideal. Wearing monotone together on a date is perfectly okay. Wearing flower print together is kind of embarrassing though… (LOL)

So, next time I will also come prepared with lots of clothes as well!

 

 

*Translators Notes:

1. He means that people have the image of him wearing lots of patterns and colors together in one outfit, thus “all over the place clothing”

2. A set-up is an outfit that the top and the bottom are the same material and print and it is popular clothing for men and women here recently in Japan.

 

*Disclaimer* I am still actively learning Japanese and this translation is not perfect. This translation is as direct of a translation as I can make it and I took some liberties as a native english speaker to make it flow better in English, as some things don’t translate well into English from Japanese.

Quick Translation – Popolo September, 2014: “Naked NEWS” Questions from the Members

I really enjoyed these questions, so I decided to translate this small part of the NEWS interview in the September 2014 Edition of Popolo. This is a first for me on my blog, but I hope you all enjoy it!

Questions to Tegoshi from the Members:

1.  From Koyama: “Tell us your current hair color in English”

Purple and Cherry  (*Written in Katakana*), though I have been asked this many times already! LOL

2. From Shige: “Tell us 1 memory from Brazil!”

Watching the World Cup in person! It was really like “I REALLY have seen my dream?!”.

3. From Massu: “Recently you bought an electronic item?”

I bought wireless headphones! Even though I have many headphones already, I bought them anyway…

 

Questions to Shige from the Members: 

1. From Koyama “You have been into Flower print pants lately?”

Yes, I am certainly into it right now! LOL Flower patters are this year’s trend, so I have been into it!

2. From Massu: “Have you bought any clothes recently?”

“I bought a yellow cardigan, but Koyama asked me “Are you supporting Brazil (in the World Cup)?” and I wasn’t able to wear it anymore LOL

3. From Tegoshi: “What Fish have you caught?”

“I have caught large Mackerel and Hair tail! You can cook a lot with Mackerel and it was very delicious. Do you want to come fishing with me soon?”

 

Questions to Massu from the Members: 

1. From Koyama: “You changed your hair to red! It really does suit you doesn’t it?”

I did change to red! I also think it suits me! LOL Koyama should also try red hair!”

2. From Shige: “Have you gotten used to being on “Ippuku!” yet?”

Little by little I have gotten used to it and each time I am able to do it while having fun! Speaking of which, Shige have you watched?

3. From Tegoshi: “Is red hair okay?”

It is perfectly okay! Occasionally I am asked this because I went to black hair. LOL

(*Translators Note: This question is referring to Ippuku and him changing his hair to black/ brown when he first started the show in March, but then he changed his hair to red. He also mentioned changing his hair color in one of the Tegomassu concerts as well for the TV show)

 

Questions to Koyama from the Members:

1. From Shige: “Recently you have always been wearing  flower patterned Set-ups (an outfit that is the same print on top and bottom), are you into those recently?”

I don’t always wear it. Occasionally I wear it but it’s basically every time I meet with Shige that I seem to be wearing it. But yes, I have been into them though LOL

2. Question from Massu: “Recently you have picked a fight?”

Why me and fighting?? I don’t know if I have been involved in a fight or not, but I haven’t picked a fight though.

3. Question from Tegoshi: “When did you do it?”

Yesterday I did it…. lots of muscle training!…..But what is this talk? Let’s actually have a bit more of a conversation! LOL

(Translator’s note: I think Tegoshi was playing around and feeding off of Massu’s question before and asking about when did he fight? and Koyama responds with a silly answer playing off of the やった that Tegoshi asked 、which means ”do” it. So basically Koyama responded back with something he did do, at a time.)

 

 

**Disclaimer* I am still learning Japanese and if you see anything wrong with my translation please bring it to my attention and I will change it to the best of my abilities. Thank you!*