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BLACK VEIL OSAKA, DJ TAIKI'S GOTH CLUB NIGHT. KOZI OF MALICE MIZER, FU-KI OF BLOOD, DARK MARCHEN AT GOTHIC INDUSTRIAL EBM PARTY.


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I’ve covered Tokyo’s Goth parties, but what’s the Osaka scene like? Four words: DJ Taiki’s Black Veil. A phenomenal deejay, Taiki’s monthly party is known as one of the best Goth/EBM gatherings in Japan, if not the world.

Our trip to Osaka coincided with Black Veil’s 10th anniversary ball, so we plastered on the makeup for a nightcrawl. Who else was there? Kozi (Malice Mizer) and Fuki (ex-BLOOD)… Read on to find out why he’s officially my soulmate!

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At the very last minute, I was inspired to do KISS makeup. I used the same zig-zag shape as glam metal guitarist Ace Frehley, but instead of all-black, I mixed in red and blue.
Goth dress: h.NAOTO, from Closet Child
White Rabbit purse: Innocent World, from Marui One Shinjuku

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Spider and flower rings: from Closet Child. The purple one reminds me of Jasmine You, sigh.
Red knee high socks: from LA’s 99 cent store! Amazing what you can find in there.
Mary Jane shoes: Yosuke, my favorite brand. Well made and comfortable. From EST, a young women’s department store in Osaka.

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Osaka’s Black Veil always takes place at Club Neo in Shinsaibashi (the shopping district with all the Gothic Lolita Cyber Punk stores). Guess who we immediately ran into? Fu-ki, vocalist of now-defunct Vampire Visual band BLOOD. You may recall that when we visited his Bar Midian, I was wearing a Black Sabbath shirt and he was blasting Paranoid. Do you see what he’s wearing now? A KISS tie! (That’s proof that we’re soulmates, right?)

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DJ Taiki also runs an occult store, Territory, and had some goods for sale at the party. In general, the fashion at Osaka’s Black Veil is more Goth-fetish-sexy than in Tokyo…

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And I was impressed by the level of flamboyance. Theatrical eye makeup, undead aristocrat outfits, elaborate hairstyles.

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We saw our ridiculous new buddy from the Ridiculous store (I’ll tell you about that adventure in an upcoming post). He had a subdermal implant in his hand — pretty ridiculous, eh?

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DJ Taiki spun one of the best sets I’ve heard in a while. He’s not afraid to mix obscure cyber-rave with Abba, 80s Goth and Mylene Farmer. No matter how much your feet hurt, his music will grab you by the neck and drag you to the dance floor.

*** VIDEO SHOULD BE EMBEDDED HERE but YouTube removed it for violating “community guidelines.” Hold on, I’ll put it back up and discuss censorship in the next post… ***

A pretty boy with a brown emo haircut joined Taiki… who introduced him as Kozi! The ex-Malice Mizer guitarist was adorably shy and ran to the back, but not before I caught him on video. You can watch Taiki and Kozi in the video… that got REMOVED so I will put it in the next post.

(For now, check out footage of Kozi and Mana from the Moi dix Mois concert last summer here.)

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If you’re seeking a killer Goth/industrial nightclub in Osaka, there are only four words you need to know: DJ Taiki’s Black Veil. You can find upcoming event dates and RSVP for a discount on the website. I have much more Gothic and Lolita coverage from Osaka around the corner, and don’t forget to check out my Tokyo Cyber Gothic club guide.

Have you been to DJ Taiki’s Territory store or Black Veil ball?

Japanese Word of the Day: Monozukuri = Producing things with skill and precision
Song of the Day: Desireless – Voyage Voyage and Tainted Love from DJ Taiki’s fabulous set.

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64 Comments

  1. Grapee
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    OHMYGOODNESS (:
    That looks like alot of fun! LOVE the outfits, there so adorable and awesome !

  2. Bloodmyer
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    kozi being there? le gasp i want to emet him badly ,3

    wow that looked like an awsome night

  3. Temarishinobi
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    WOW! Kozi was there? That’s so cool! I’ve always wanted to meet him lol.
    And I loveee your outfit! :)

  4. Jo
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    That is some real Evil Queen fierceness right there, work it! ;D

  5. TheFloridaButterfly
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Wow, I’d love to go to something like that…someday, someday, sigh.

  6. shadowpal2
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    WOW – Kozi and Fu-ki. And you saw Fu-ki san a while back, and he’s wearing a KISS tie…while you’re wearing KISS makeup. It’s not a joke at all to ask rhetorically about whether you 2 are soulmates. BECAUSE THAT JUST PROVES YOU DAMN WELL ARE – lucky you…

    I really wanted to see Kozi san really really bad – but…”The video has been removed due to terms of use violation” – HOW?!?!? How is that possible? How on earth does La Carmina violate anything at all?!?!

    But…overall it sounds like you had a chill time at the Ball…

    *murmurs to self* – gosh can’t I wait to study internationally…

  7. Anonymous
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    Awesome KISS makeup. Everyone looks fabulous. There’s all kinds of sexy going on in Osaka.

  8. trashtastika
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    You both look great. I love that your hair has retained its bright orange colour. And as for Yukiro!! He continues to outdo himself! Outstanding make-up and outfit!! And you saw Dark Marchen again! Wah, wanna see them. Have to go see the video now.

  9. trashtastika
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Oh, and everyone else looks amazing too. But can’t see Kozi – is he only in the vid, not the pics? And are any pics on Dark Marchen (esp King) coming?

  10. Grapee
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    OHMYGOODNESS (:
    That looks like alot of fun! LOVE the outfits, there so adorable and awesome !

  11. Bloodmyer
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    kozi being there? le gasp i want to emet him badly ,3

    wow that looked like an awsome night

  12. Temarishinobi
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    WOW! Kozi was there? That's so cool! I've always wanted to meet him lol.
    And I loveee your outfit! :)

  13. Geishakillen
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    this is actually awesome

  14. Habulover
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    I did see the original video and I was wondering when you’d get trouble for it :c
    It wasn’t that bad but it was a tad too disturbing for the normal set of eyes! Hope they don’t give you anymore grief!

  15. Jo
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    That is some real Evil Queen fierceness right there, work it! ;D

  16. TheFloridaButterfly
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Wow, I'd love to go to something like that…someday, someday, sigh.

  17. shadowpal2
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    WOW – Kozi and Fu-ki. And you saw Fu-ki san a while back, and he's wearing a KISS tie…while you're wearing KISS makeup. It's not a joke at all to ask rhetorically about whether you 2 are soulmates. BECAUSE THAT JUST PROVES YOU DAMN WELL ARE – lucky you…

    I really wanted to see Kozi san really really bad – but…”The video has been removed due to terms of use violation” – HOW?!?!? How is that possible? How on earth does La Carmina violate anything at all?!?!

    But…overall it sounds like you had a chill time at the Ball…

    *murmurs to self* – gosh can't I wait to study internationally…

  18. mariesfbayarea
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    Awesome KISS makeup. Everyone looks fabulous. There's all kinds of sexy going on in Osaka.

  19. trashtastika
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    You both look great. I love that your hair has retained its bright orange colour. And as for Yukiro!! He continues to outdo himself! Outstanding make-up and outfit!! And you saw Dark Marchen again! Wah, wanna see them. Have to go see the video now.

  20. trashtastika
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Oh, and everyone else looks amazing too. But can't see Kozi – is he only in the vid, not the pics? And are any pics on Dark Marchen (esp King) coming?

  21. lacarmina
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    He and Dark Marchen are ONLY in the video… which also has Taiki performing!! UGHHH angry face…. it'll be up again ASAP.

  22. lacarmina
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Angry face!!! Wait til the next post — it'll be a rant about how the video was unfairly removed. More on my Twitter http://twitter.com/lacarmina

  23. Geishakillen
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    this is actually awesome

  24. Habulover
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    I did see the original video and I was wondering when you'd get trouble for it :c
    It wasn't that bad but it was a tad too disturbing for the normal set of eyes! Hope they don't give you anymore grief!

  25. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    oh what a great night! we really took it to the next level with our outfits and matched the crowed <3<3

  26. nao
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  27. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    oh what a great night! we really took it to the next level with our outfits and matched the crowed <3<3

  28. Rick
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    You’re always a wealth of inspiration! Congrats Carmina!

  29. Andrew
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I can’t believe they removed the video. Some people just don’t understand the art culture!

  30. NuGoth
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    YouTube, Microsoft, Facebook – even Apple – have become QANGOS with awesome social power. And personal choice dies a bit more.

  31. nao
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  32. Emily and Abigail
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    every bodies eyes look great!!

    http://www.lovelywanderlust.com

  33. Rick
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    You're always a wealth of inspiration! Congrats Carmina!

  34. Andrew
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I can't believe they removed the video. Some people just don't understand the art culture!

  35. NuGoth
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    YouTube, Microsoft, Facebook – even Apple – have become QANGOS with awesome social power. And personal choice dies a bit more.

  36. lacarmina
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    We DID. Muaahah!

  37. lacarmina
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Nao, thank you so much! I love your photos and it was great seeing you at Black Veil. I will post some of these on my blog and will link to you!

  38. TheFloridaButterfly
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    I want to go to this, do they have it every year at the same place? I must put it on my bucket list. I didn’t see anything wrong with it before, I saw it when you uploaded it. It’s too dark to make out anything really.

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 15, 2010 at 3:00 am | Permalink

      This was the 10th anniversary ball, but there’s a Black Veil party in Osaka every month. :) More info on my blog.

  39. Emily and Abigail
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    every bodies eyes look great!!

    http://www.lovelywanderlust.com

  40. TheFloridaButterfly
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    I want to go to this, do they have it every year at the same place? I must put it on my bucket list. I didn't see anything wrong with it before, I saw it when you uploaded it. It's too dark to make out anything really.

  41. lacarmina
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    This was the 10th anniversary ball, but there's a Black Veil party in Osaka every month. :) More info on my blog.

  42. flip
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    kozi….emo hair cute

    LAWWWWWLLLLLLLL <3

    Ugh you know I wish i was out there with you

    you have such damned amazing adventures

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 16, 2010 at 12:13 am | Permalink

      We’ll have some adventures together soon, I’m sure!!!

  43. Miscastdice
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    I loved your makeup and that is. fucking. awesome. I want to do that someday.

  44. flip
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    kozi….emo hair cute

    LAWWWWWLLLLLLLL <3

    Ugh you know I wish i was out there with you

    you have such damned amazing adventures

  45. lacarmina
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    We'll have some adventures together soon, I'm sure!!!

  46. Miscastdice
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    I loved your makeup and that is. fucking. awesome. I want to do that someday.

  47. La Belle Femme Sans Merci
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I have been to both (the Territory store and Black Veil.) I went to the New Year’s Countdown. People were very friendly, the music was great, and everyone looked fabulous!

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

      I hear the New Year’s party is spookytastic! Such great outfits at this party. And yes, I think people are friendlier here than in Tokyo.

  48. La Belle Femme Sans Merci
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I have been to both (the Territory store and Black Veil.) I went to the New Year's Countdown. People were very friendly, the music was great, and everyone looked fabulous!

  49. lacarmina
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I hear the New Year's party is spookytastic! Such great outfits at this party. And yes, I think people are friendlier here than in Tokyo.

  50. lacarmina
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I posted some of your photos here and linked to you! xoxo

    http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2010/06/dr-sketch

  51. lacarmina
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    He was so cute and shy awww

  52. C4nd1m4n
    Posted June 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    FYI King has quit our group a year ago to focus on other things.
    Him and I also have a music project http://www.myspace.com/kingnocandi
    Thanks for coming!

  53. lacarmina
    Posted June 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Ah thank you for the update!

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