Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Wishing Star (Nozomi no Hoshi) is Here!

In my new novel, Love in Translation, fledgling singer Celeste Duncan, after receiving a puzzling phone call and a box full of mysterious family heirlooms, is off to Japan to search for a long lost relative who may hold the key to the identity of the father she never new. When Celeste learns to sing a haunting Japanese enka song called “Nozomi no Hoshi (The Wishing Star)” her life changes in ways she never imagined.

Now this fictional song is brought to life. My husband, Manabu Tokunaga, wrote and performed the music (and also produced this video!). I co-wrote the lyrics with Hiro Akashi. Hope you enjoy the music video of the theme song for Love in Translation.

6 comments:

Meghan said...

Hi Wendy,

I love this song! I'm also so glad to have met you at the SFWC. It's hard to find people who love to write AND have a passion for Japanese culture. I look forward to your next book and hope to see you around SF! Yoroshiku Onegaitashimasu!

Meghan yori

Wendy Nelson Tokunaga said...

Meghan, so nice of you to post here! Very nice to have met you too. I'm glad you like the song. Best of luck with your writing Gambatte!

MrsPeel said...

Hi Wendy... got here after watching the video of the writers singing event at Patricia V. Davis Facebok.
I gave you my 5 stars for that night, so Patricia suggested I come her tp hear you sing a bit more...
The style, I have to confess, is not what makes me go weak at the knees, but your still great.....
Love not only yopur voice, but the feeling you give in performing :)
I'll try get your books to read them, both my daughter (14 y old) and I are Japanese culture lovers and one of our very high placed countries in our list is Japan...

Once again, gorgeous overall, congratulations
:)

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