Bar “SPEAKEASY” was secretly managed in the age of prohibition. In 2020, there was such a secret bar in the city of Tokyo. “TOKYOSPEAKSPEAK” is open from Monday to Thursday at 1 a.m. Big guests from all over the world come and talk about talking only here, or not.
On Tuesday, May 12, the guests are Ellie Omiya and Haruna Kojima. The two reunite for the first time in six years, the story of the AKB48 era, the story of the house garden, the story of the mysterious dolphin spray… And had an interesting talk.
From left: Ellie Omiya and Haruna Kojima
◆Kojima “I can’t think of it now”
Omiya: You’ve been at Mr. Akimoto’s place for a long time, haven’t you?
Kojima: I’ve been there for 12 years.
Omiya: Wow, i’ve had a hard time working. Thank you very much for your hard work.
Kojima: Laugh. But it’s been three years since I graduated, so what was it like at the time? What. The rhythm of life has changed completely, and i can’t think of it now because I was really busy.
Omiya: After all, are you very busy? That kind of idol’s job.
Kojima: Yes, I was busy. After all…… I don’t know what to say, but every hour, A sta, B sta, C sta, D-sta, E-sta… I go around all the big studios in a day.
Omiya: Oh, seriously!? Amazing right.
Kojima: Next time, i’m going to shoot a magazine with Asta. I feel like I was taking three commercials a day.
Omiya: Wow! It’s hard.
Kojima: I was doing that every day. I didn’t have a day off.
Omiya: That’s amazing. You can rest for another 20 years or so.
Kojima, you’re not going to do that. That’s how I feel.
◆Kojima Brand Launch Is Unavoidable!?
Omiya: I’m not working as a designer right now. What brand is that again?
Kojima: I make clothes that I like on an irregular basis under a brand called “Her lip to”. After graduating from AKB, I thought I had already done a lot of things, so I didn’t want to let the media put it out, but I wanted to be a platform and become a media company.
So, three years ago, I wanted to create my own community, and I thought I’d make an app myself, and buy clothes there, and i’d like to send myself out, but I thought i’d not be an app on the way. But i was able to make only clothes first, and I thought I had to do something about it, so I started the brand, and then i just got it.
Omiya: Are you making it?
Kojima: I’m making it. But it’s only online, sometimes pop-ups, but I can’t do it now, but it’s surprisingly a community through clothes. The children who bought the clothes are talking to each other, i propose it in a lifestyle, “Oh, this is the community”, i think there are a lot of things i can do from here, i’m thinking about what i’m going to do next.
Omiya: Amazing It’s interesting.
Kojima: So it’s so much fun right now!
◆Omiya Neighborhood Trouble During Video Shooting!?
Kojima: I’m also doing youTube. Oh, Omiya is also doing YouTube, isn’t he? I watched it for a moment.
Omiya: I’m embarrassed. Yes, i gardened on YouTube and did a vegetable garden. I wanted to make my time comfortable.
Kojima: It’s a great place to meet, isn’t it?
Omiya: You’re right, aren’t you? I thought that we could contribute something together, so we could be self-sufficient in an apartment. It is variously piled up when this is planted in the stairs spas here, the shiso is planted, and this grows up in the shade.
Kojima: Wow! I don’t know what that is.
Omiya: That’s the video that teaches me that, but a neighbor broke in with a cat and said, “Hold my cat like this.”
Kojima: Was there such a scene?
Omiya: No, the guy i’m going to release to the public doesn’t go anyfurther. From now on, i’m being made to take care of cats when I plant seedlings.
Kojima: What kind of place do you live here?
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Next week’s TOKYO SPEAKEASY customers will
May 25 ( Mon]Non STYLE Yusuke Inoue × Shinichiro Ueda
May 26 (Tue) Mr. Mitsusei Takasu x Tortoise Matsumoto
May 27 (Wed): Mr. Takeyama x Takashi Matsuo
May 28 (Thu) Terumi Yoshida × Kazuyoshi Saito
There is a visit. What kind of story will pop out on earth?!? Please look forward to!
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Broadcast date: Every Monday to Thursday 25:00-26:00
Program Website: https://www.tfm.co.jp/speakeasy/