I AM HIDETO KOBAYASHI
I AM *JOY*
I have been playing and making music since my early age. As A Bass Guitarist,
Producer, Writer/ Composer from Japan and Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
Although, I had been struggling to choose my path as an artist or as a family business operator.In one very hot summer, I finally decided to leave my family business and to purely devote my life to music and creativities. And firmly decided to see my life and World through what I am truely passionated about.
In Japanese culture and who has Japanese family background, It had been a huge decision to leave my family's expectations. And It was even harder for me to leave comfortably stable financial life style.
I used to feel good about living up my family's expectations and business-like marriage.
I no longer have any material assets, marriage and luxury incomes that I can always fall back to. And that was the deal when I left my family business and chose What I truely love to do.
It has been tough years for living under the compassionate government's income supports in Aoteraoa as an artist as well as a mental illness beneficiary.
But one thing that I discovered though, was,
For me to be truely creative within strict limits (money, space, social activities, time, food, status) only benefitted me to be a better artist today.
I know something for very sure.
There really is something that you cannot buy with money.
It is ,
a true path to find your own true nature.
to be a less mother-fucker for our mother for all beings.
It is free
It is freedom
It is life
Hideto Kobayashi aka *JOY*
Aotearoa/ New Zealand
Evening with my three dogs.