30 Apr – Japanese pop duo Yuzu celebrated their 15th anniversary by working as part-timers in Tower Records to sell their best-of album to fans and customers alike.
According to Tokyo Hive, the duo had announced on five radio programmes in Osaka that they would be working at Tower Records for a day on 25 April, just an hour before reporting for duty. The two had initially thought of becoming the managers of the outlet in Umeda Osaka Marubiru, but decided to change their position as regular part-timers because it fitted their style from street musicians to major label artist.
Donning the store's uniform, complete with apron and nameplate, they were nervous to meet the 600 fans and customers who turned up to buy their album.
"My body is tense. The moment that I face customers who are purchasing our CDs, my heart starts beating rapidly," said Kitagawa Yujin.
While Iwasaw Koji added; "It feels fresh to actually meet (people who are buying our CDs)."
Yuzu was formed in 1996 and was initially named 'Lights' before they decided to change it to Yuzu; a citrus fruit that Kitagawa was eating at the time.