HIROSHI EGAITSU is a DJ, writer and lecturer who works both in Tokyo and Koyo. He is one of the pioneers of Tokyo DJs emerged in 1990’s and has been lecturing at Kyoto Seika University and Tokyo University of the Arts. He has written essays inc. ” Art As Punk” for Robert Combas retrospective at Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon(goo.gl/z5RD62 ), articles inc.“The Birth of Hip Hop in Japan” as such (goo.gl/66gQMx ), translated a book“ Sound Art” ( Alan Licht ). His forthcoming book is “Tokyo Bronx Hip Hop” about Japanese rap music.
After being involved in the start-up of an independent magazine, he has been writing, not only as a film critic, but in many fields of culture including music, art, design, architecture and food. He has also been translating books from English and Japanese (vice versa), which includes works by Douglas Coupland, Juno Diaz and Paulo Coelho. His present activities include catering under the name food+things(http://kenichieguchi.com). He is also the co-founder of the film website Outside In Tokyo(http://www.outsideintokyo.jp).