2014 JYJ JAPAN DOME TOUR ~一期一会~

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2014 JYJ JAPAN DOME TOUR ~一期一会~ was the third Japanese nationwide concert tour and fourth overall live concert of JYJ in Japan. The tour served as a comeback concert of JYJ in Japan after performing the 2013 JYJ CONCERT IN TOKYO DOME: THE RETURN OF THE JYJ and was organized to support JYJ’s Just Us album and new Japanese single, Wake Me Tonight. The tour kicked off with two shows in Tokyo, and continued onto two more major cities in Japan from November to December.

Contents
1. Background and Development
2. Promotion and Significance
3. Broadcasts and Recording
4. Reception
5. Concert Set List
6. Concert Goods
7. Related Discography
8. Tour Dates
9. Tour Personnel
10. Gallery

Background and Development

JYJ performing “Be The One” in Tokyo. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

JYJ performing “Be The One” in Tokyo. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

The ‘一期一会 (Ichigo Ichie)’ tour, or also known as ‘once in a lifetime encounter’ in English, was first announced by C-JeS Entertainment on October 17, 2014 through JYJ Japan Official Website but the dates for the shows were not revealed until October 21, 2014. The tour was organized after constant requests from Japanese fans as soon as the 2014 JYJ Asia Tour Concert was announced in June 2014. On December 8, 2014, additional seats were announced for the Osaka shows.

JYJ performed songs from their The Beginning, In Heaven, Just Us albums, Wake Me Tonight Japanese single, and members’ solo albums including Incredible, and WWW. The show lasted for about three hours. Rehearsals took place on October 31, 2014. JYJ was supported by 16 backup dancers.

25 songs were performed in each show, among which only eight were Japanese tracks. The arrangement of songs and concert set list performed in the tour were heavily based on the The Return Of King tour. For the solo performances, Jaejoong covered “Arukitai (歩きたい)”, a Japanese rendition of “걷고싶다(Walking Along)” by Cho Yong Pil, “Ultra Soul” by B’z, and sang “Butterfly”. Besides “Incredible”, Junsu also performed two cover songs: Miyuki Nakajima’s “Sora no Kimi no Aida ni (空の君のあいだに)” and Ai’s “Story”. Yoochun sang Masaharu Fukuyama’s “Saiai (最愛)”, “I Love You”, and “서른..(Thirty..)” throughout the tour.

JYJ on stage in their various Christmas costumes in Fukuoka. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

JYJ on stage in their various Christmas costumes in Fukuoka. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

In Osaka, Jaejoong covered Remioromen’s “Konayuki (粉雪)” for his solo performance and Miyuki Nakajima’s “Keshou (化粧)” in Fukuoka. JYJ performed “Wake Me Tonight” for the first time in the two-day Tokyo show before the official release of their Japanese single of the same name on January 21, 2015. The trio added a 2006 TVXQ! song, “Begin”, into the set list as the double encore.

During the December 24th’s show in Fukuoka, JYJ prepared a startling event for the fans to commemorate the Christmas eve by appearing on stage in various Christmas costumes in “So So”: Junsu as the snowman, Jaejoong as Santa and Yoochun as the Christmas tree. In the same show, JYJ did a short harmonic acapella of songs including “Thanks To”, “Stand By U” and “どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?” on stage during the closing ment.

Promotion and Significance

JYJ's press conference in Tokyo. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

JYJ’s press conference in Tokyo. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

A special concert website was set up for the tour on October 21, 2014. The first promotional poster for the tour was unveiled through the official ticketing site, Ticket PIA, on November 11, 2014.

JYJ held press conferences for the tour at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on November 17 and 19, 2014. As many as 42 Japanese media companies awaited the band’s arrival. At the first press conference, JYJ talked about how the tour’s title relates their past moments in the early debut. Jaejoong recalled their first stage performance in Budokan when he was a TVXQ! member while Junsu said it was when they were singing “Proud” towards the end of that show.

At the second conference, Junsu explained why they include “Begin” in the Ichigo Ichie tour, “We wanted to present a nostalgic song to send our message to our fans on how we feel about them”. The singer added that the band did not have the opportunity to sing this song live on stage but only after they’ve won a legal battle against their former Japanese agency, Avex.

On the selection of Cho Yong Pil’s “걷고싶다(Walking Along)”, Jaejoong commented at the conference, “I heard the song while heading to Jeju Island for filming. I figured many people would not know the song and it’s a shame to enjoy it alone. I wanted to sing it.” The singer revealed he contacted Cho Yong Pil afterwards and sent a guide version to him after being asked how Jaejoong would sing the song on stage.

Broadcasts and Recording

JYJ performing "Wake Me Tonight" in Osaka. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

JYJ performing “Wake Me Tonight” in Osaka. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

In July 2015, C-JeS Entertainment revealed that there were no plans for a DVD release although both The Return of The King and Ichigo Ichie tours share a similar concert set list and development.

In November 24, 2015, it was announced that a DVD was planned to release on December 22, 2015. The second Tokyo show was filmed and released as a 4-disc live concert DVD where the third disc includes concert making films for the tour. The fourth disc consists highlights from the Osaka and Fukuoka shows. The DVD set comes with a 200-page colored photo book, postcards and a pendant of the tour. The Korean edition was released on the same day.

Reception

Japanese songwriter SHIROSE attended the first Tokyo concert on November 18, 2014 while singer-model Joseph “Joy” Greenwood came for the following day.

Concert Set List

This set list is representative of the performance in Tokyo.

Intro
● Empty
● BaBoBoy
● Ayyy Girl_R&B Ver.
Opening Ment
● Let Me See
● In Heaven_Piano Ver.
Interlude #1
● Arukitai (歩きたい) (Walking Along)_Jaejoong Solo
● Sora no Kimi no Aida ni (空の君のあいだに) (Between the Sky and You)_Junsu Solo
● Saiai (最愛) (Greatest Love)_Yoochun Solo
● Butterfly_Jaejoong Solo
Jaejoong Talk
● Ultra Soul_Jaejoong Solo
● I Love You_Yoochun Solo
Yoochun Talk
● 서른..(Thirty..)_Yoochun Solo
● Story_Junsu Solo
Junsu Talk
● Incredible_Junsu Solo
Interlude #2
● So So
● 찾았다(Found You)
Ment
● Lion Heart
● Be My Girl
Dance Break – Mission
● Back Seat
● Be The One
● Valentine
Ment
● Wake Me Tonight
Encore
● Get Out
Closing Ment
● Nine
Double Encore
● Begin
Outro (BGM: 새벽 두시 반(Sad Dawn))

Additional Notes

  • “Be My Girl” started off with the original version and continued with the remix version in the mid-part of the song.
  • “Arukitai (歩きたい) (Walking Along)” was replaced with “Konayuki (粉雪) (Pink Snow)” for Jaejoong’s solo performance in Osaka.
  • “Arukitai (歩きたい) (Walking Along)” was replaced with “Keshou (化粧) (Make-Up)” for Jaejoong’s solo performance in Fukuoka.

Concert Goods

Tokyo concert goods. Photo:  C-JeS Entertainment.

Tokyo concert goods. Photo: C-JeS Entertainment.

The list of goods was revealed four days ahead of the Tokyo concert through JYJ Japan Official Website. The sales of the merchandise for the Tokyo shows began at 9:00AM local time on November 18 and 19, 2014.

On December 12, 2014, C-JeS Entertainment announced that no merchandise would go on sale at the venue for the Osaka shows due to an unfair demand stated on the contract from the local concert organizer. The goods, however, were later made available for order for its members on JYJ Japan Official Website the next day. Compared to the goods in Tokyo, the new items on the website include three new individual light sticks of green (type C), blue (type D) and pink (type E), a new group edition photo picket, a grey T-shirt, a JYJ puzzle, new individual blankets, a keychain, sticker sets, and new standing cards.

The same contract issue happened for the Fukuoka shows but C-JeS Entertainment announced on December 19, 2014 that the goods would be sold outside of the Fukuoka Tower instead. The sales of merchandise began at 10:00AM local time for both days.

This list is representative of the sales in Tokyo.

1. Light Stick + Standing Card – JPY 2,500
2. Slogan Towel – JPY 3,000
3. Photo Picket – JPY 2,000
4. Bath Towel – JPY 5,000
5. T-Shirt Black – JPY 3,500
6. Shoulder Bag (RED / GRAY) – JPY 4,000
7. Mini Cross Bag – JPY 2,000
8. Note Set – JPY 2,000
9. Clear File Set – JPY 1,500
10. Blanket (JUNSU / JAEJOONG / YUCHUN) – JPY 5,000
11. Big Size Blanket – JPY 12,000
12. Key Holder – JPY 1,500

This table is representative of the sales on JYJ Japan Official Website and in Fukuoka.

JYJ Japan Official Website Fukuoka
Group A:
1. Light Stick (Type A / B / C / D / E) – JPY 2,500
2. Slogan Towel – JPY 3,000
3. Photo Picket (JYJ / JUNSU / JAEJOONG / YUCHUN) – JPY 2,000
4. Bath Towel – JPY 5,000
5. T-Shirt (BLACK / GREY) – JPY 3,500
6. JYJ Puzzle – JPY 2,000

Group B:
1. Mini Cross Bag – JPY 2,000
2. Note Set – JPY 2,000
3. Note (JUNSU / JAEJOONG / YUCHUN) – JPY 700
4. Clear File Set – JPY 1,500
5. Blanket (JUNSU / JAEJOONG / YUCHUN) – JPY 5,000
6. Big Size Blanket – JPY 12,000
7. Key Holder (Osaka) – JPY 2,000
8. Sticker Set (Type A / B) – JPY 1,500
9. Standing Card – JPY 500

1. Light Stick (Type A / C / D / E) – JPY 2,500
2. Slogan Towel – JPY 3,000
3. Photo Picket (JYJ / JUNSU / JAEJOONG / YUCHUN) – JPY 2,000
4. Bath Towel – JPY 5,000
5. T-Shirt (GREY) – JPY 3,500
6. Mini Cross Bag – JPY 2,000
7. Clear File Set – JPY 1,500
8. Big Size Blanket – JPY 12,000
9. Key Holder (Fukuoka) – JPY 2,000
10. Sticker Set (Type A / B) – JPY 1,500
11. Standing Card – JPY 500

Related Discography

Category Product Information

DVD

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  • Title: 2014 JYJ JAPAN DOME TOUR 一期一会 DVD
  • Date of Release: December 22, 2015
  • Price: 99,000 Won
  • Specification:
    • Composition: 4 DVDs + Photo book (200 pages) + Postcards (8 pieces) + Ichigo Ichie Pendant
  • Track Listing:
    [DVD 1] Tokyo Dome Concert 1 (approx. 84 mins)
    01. Empty
    02. BaBoBoy
    03. Ayyy Girl
    04. LET ME SEE
    05. In Heaven
    06. 歩きたい (걷고싶다)
    07. 空と君のあいだに (하늘과 그대 사이에)
    08. 最愛 (최고의 사랑)
    09. Butterfly
    10. Ultra soul
    11. I Love You
    12. 서른.. (三十..)
    13. Story
    14. Incredible

    [DVD 2] Tokyo Dome Concert 2 (approx. 93 mins)
    01. SO SO
    02. 찾았다 (見つけた)
    03. らいおんハート (Lion Heart)
    04. Be My Girl
    05. BACK SEAT
    06. Be The One
    07. VALENTINE
    08. WAKE ME TONIGHT
    09. Get Out
    10. Nine
    11. Begin

    [DVD 3] Making (approx. 44 mins)
    Tokyo / Osaka / Fukuoka

    [DVD 4] Highlight (approx. 66 mins)
    Osaka Highlight / Fukuoka Highlight / Christmas Special Event

Tour Dates

List of concerts, showing date, country, city, venue, showtime and attendance.

Date Country City Venue Time Attendance
November 18, 2014 (Tuesday) Japan Tokyo Tokyo Dome 06:00 PM 100,000
November 19, 2014 (Wednesday) 05:30 PM
December 13, 2014 (Saturday) Osaka Kyocera Dome 06:00 PM 75,000
December 14, 2014 (Sunday) 05:00 PM
December 23, 2014 (Tuesday) Fukuoka Fukuoka Yahoo! Dome 06:00 PM 65,000
December 24, 2014 (Wednesday) 06:00 PM
TOTAL 240,000

Tour Personnel

  • Artist: Kim Jae Jung, Park Yu Chun, Kim Jun Su (JYJ)
  • Executive Producer: Back Chang Ju
  • Executive Director: Yoon Young Moo
  • Head Producer: Kim Jae Deok
  • Producer/Director: Kim Hyouk
  • Assistant Producer: Park Young Ok, Nam Seol Hee
  • Artist Manager: Ryu Sang Yub, Jang Jae Ho, You Sung Ho, Ahn Young Jun, Moon Jeong Hyuk
  • Merchandiser: Lee Seok Won, Lee Jun Hyoung
  • Design: Jeong Byoung Sang, Lee Eun Ji
  • Photographer & Video: Kim Hyun Jung, Cho Eun Won, Jeong Ho Hyeon
  • Hair & Make-up: The Red Carpet
  • Stylist: Noh Mi Young, Ju Young Lan
  • Protool Director: Kim Tae Hyun
  • Visual Director: Park Kyu Han (ATO)
  • Security: Suhodae
  • Choreography: ID-MYO

Production from Japan

  • Production Crew: Tatsuro Shoji, Hideaki Yabe, Toshiyuki Sumita, Wakako Onodera, Jeong Jin Myung, Lee Hae Mi (Rise Communication)
  • Stage Manager: Kinji Okumura (Zing Inc.), Konosuke Iizuka (Iizuka Stage Office)
  • Stage Design Crew: Michihiro Minowa, Chikae Urano, Ryoichi Sugiura (Nihon Stage), Anami Koichi (Telmic)
  • Sound Crew: Hitosi Itou, Yoshitaka Imai, Masashi Okano (CLAIR Japan)
  • Lighting Crew: Akio Yamamoto, Toshimi Yanase, Natsuki Obata (Tokyo Butai Showmei)
  • Visual Crew: Takashi Omiya, Jo Byong Kyu (Basic Tech Japan), Hisafumi Tsuboi (LDS), Hiroyuki Shiwata (RAY)
  • Camera Crew: Masashi Misuda, Hiroyuki Tomita, Hiroshi Kubo, Yukio Komiya (ANIKI)
  • Illumination Crew: Ryuki Okada, Takaaki Takahashi (DENKOH)
  • Special Effects Crew: Tsutomu Hatanaka (SPARK)
  • Laser Crew: Shinji Fujiwara, Shigeru Iwamatsu, Takaaki Ichikawa, Toshiya Kitadokoro (Movie Magic)
  • Power Crew: Hiroyuki Matsubara, Takeru Mastuyama (MITSUHO)
  • Trucking Crew: Akihiro Morita (Sunplant)
  • Recording Crew: Yasuhiro Miyamoto, Koji Sakabe (TFC)
  • Local Promoter: Tatsuya Matsukawa (MATSUKAWA Production Office), Kiyoshi Kuwabara (SANKEI Advertising Inc.)

Gallery

Concert Poster & Promotional Photo

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Written and compiled by / Douglas (All About Cassiopeia)
Contributed by / Lin (All About Cassiopeia)
Pictures by / C-JeS Entertainment

This page was last modified on January 7, 2016.

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2 thoughts on “2014 JYJ JAPAN DOME TOUR ~一期一会~

  1. Hi, hellokpop site reported tgat JYJ Japanese concert tour draws 250,000 fans. So fukuoka concert should have gathered 2 nights’ fans close to 75,000. Can you update the correct attendance? I trust this source, from the concert photo on website, and report, the 2 nights’ seats were sold out.

    • Hi love summer,

      The Korean news, TV Daily, reported that the tour mobilized 240,000 people and this was shared by C-JeS Entertainment on its website and JYJ Official Facebook page. There is a difference in the actual number of attendance in many reports but since the vast majority of articles reported as 240,000, we’ve decided to go ahead with this figure. Kindly note that the total number of fans gathered in concert tours are of rough estimation only.

      Link to TV Daily: http://tvdaily.asiae.co.kr/read.php3?aid=1419478555823373010

      We appreciate your feedback. ^^

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