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The recording of Tempalay’s third full-length album, “With Love from the 21 Century,” should have been a high point for lead vocalist and guitarist Ryoto Ohara. The group he fronts had climbed up the ranks of Japan’s music community since forming in 2014, and even got a shout out from BTS, arguably the biggest male pop group in the world.

What should have been a victory lap, though, proved to be much tougher, as Ohara found himself virtually homeless for two months right in the middle of recording.

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