Luca Delphi is a singer/songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. Born in Berkely, California, Delphi produces work through various seeds of inspiration, including her love for nature, travel and meeting new people.
Luca has written her adaptation of Japanese folk songs, while also contributing to her music through instrument such as guitar. Not only does she arrange her music, from poetry in her head translate between rhythms and beats, she also frequently does live performances.
Aside from her adoration of Japanese folklore, Delphi also experiments other forms of art, by trying her hand at photography. She has photographed her album artwork for ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’, her EP Album, which is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Delphi has also provided a voice to literature, through narrations, with her most recent one in the 2020 Concept film ‘Light and Shadow’, available to watch on YouTube.
For Luca, her home, Japan, is brimming with inspiring and cultural spots to be explored. Here are five places in Japan that are very close to her heart.
- Ochaya ato, in Ushimado city, Japan - Gallery.
With various exhibitions throughout the year, this modern-style Japanese ‘Ochaya’ or literally ‘tea house’ is built with a small patio and tea room. It has a historical element to it, passed down from 150 years, with preserved tiles and old stained glass complementing its architecture.
2833 Ushimadocho Ushimado, Setouchi, Okayama 701-4302, Japan
- Catherina Early Musical Instruments Institute, in Oita, Japan.
Managed by one family solely, this institute also has hand-crafted music instruments, inspired by the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, in the Catherina Woods of Oita. Delphi admired their peaceful living, amidst nature and their devotion to music.
- Kamigamo Shrine, in Kyoto, Japan.
Being one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, the Kamigamo Shrine is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site. Delphi enjoys the view from the gardens at the shrine, with a captivating gaze of the stars and moon as night comes.
339 Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita Ward, Kyoto, 603-8047, Japan
- Sewing table coffee, in Osaka, Japan.
This little tea house is situated atop a small hill, surrounded by nature. Delphi loves the abundance of flowers and shells, adding to the charm of the tea house.
〒573-0013 Osaka, Hirakata, Hoshigaoka, 2 Chome−11−18 星ヶ丘洋裁学園
- Stardust, in Kyoto, Japan.
This cafe is situated right in Delphi’s hometown. It is known for its delicious desserts made from dairy and egg-free, plant-based ingredients, making it the perfect cafe for vegans.
Shichiku Kitaku Kyoto.